Author Archives: Peter LeCody

10 Nov
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Rail Passengers Petition Supreme Court about on-time performance standards

November 9, 2017  – TRA Newswire – Lower Court Decision Frustrates Congress’ Goal To Reduce Train Delays That Harm Millions of Passengers Washington D.C. – The Rail Passengers Association, legally known as the National Association of Railroad Passengers–or NARP, petitioned the Supreme ...

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07 Nov
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BREAKING NEWS: FRA Releases Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study

November 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire –   Three-segment, 850-mile corridor would provide passenger rail service Northern Section – Edmond, OK to Dallas and Fort Worth, TX: Additional Amtrak-type service is the Preferred Alternative. Central Section – Dallas and Fort Worth ...

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30 Oct
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Former Fort Worth FRA Regional Administrator Bonnie Murphy to join DART in November

October 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Bonnie Murphy, President of Operation Lifesaver, Inc (OLI) will step down this week to join Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) as Vice President Commuter Rail and Railroad Management. She held the top post ...

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25 Oct
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UP’s Dallas Intermodal Terminal gains a big neighbor in plastics / Expansion at Port Houston

October 25, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Katoen Natie and Union Pacific gathered with supporters today to formally break ground on a new state-of-the-art plastic packaging facility. Construction for the site is now underway at the Prime Pointe Industrial Park, ...

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20 Oct
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Union Pacific unveils commemorative locomotive honoring U.S. Armed Forces

October 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific paid tribute to the United States armed forces by unveiling UP No. 1943 The Spirit locomotive at San Antonio’s Sunset Station Thursday. Only the 16th commemorative locomotive presented in Union Pacific’s ...

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20 Oct
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Rail or bus? CAMPO greenlights MoKan study from Williamson County to East Austin

October 20, 2017 – AustinMonitor.com – The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board on Monday evening signed off on a plan to spend $500,000 to study the viability of the MoKan corridor, the largely unused swath of right of ...

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20 Oct
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Kansas City Southern reports record third quarter 2017 operating income and operating ratio

October 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – In a nutshell: third quarter revenues of $657 million, an increase of 9% from third quarter 2016 on a 3% increase in carloads Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) reported third quarter 2017 revenues ...

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20 Oct
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Texas bullet train would boost Brazos Valley economy

October 19, 2017 – Dennis Goehring, Columnist for The Eagle – Most of my career has been devoted to economic development for the cities of Bryan and College Station. I’ve learned that timing and positive decisions will have a lasting ...

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20 Oct
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When a Dallas newcomer pits DART against driving to work, the winner may surprise you

October 20, 2017 – Jay Caruso, Dallas Morning News Editorial Writer – My move to The Dallas Morning News this year happened quickly. It required me to move to Texas a month ahead of my family to start work and get settled ...

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18 Oct
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Houston groundbreaking: 2 million square foot complex to be UP rail served

October 18, 2017 – bizjournals.com – Houston-based Pontikes Development will soon break ground on a 3 million-square-foot speculative warehouse and distribution park near Port Houston. Most of the park will be rail served. JLL’s John Talhelm, who will be marketing the ...

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