Author Archives: Peter LeCody

17 Jun
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#Rally4Trains events scheduled June 23 weekend

June 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.org –   On the weekend of June 23, National Association of Railroad Passengers members and rail advocates from across the country will host rallies in cities across the country to support long distance ...

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17 Jun
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TranspoSec Chao says kill Amtrak national network & transit projects

June 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.com – The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development this week grilled U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao over plans to slash infrastructure funding, eliminate Amtrak’s long-distance trains, and stall ...

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14 Jun
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Union Pacific plans to invest $23 million in its New Mexico rail infrastructure

June 12, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $23 million infrastructure investment in New Mexico this year. Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit New Mexico’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds. ...

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09 Jun
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Bullet-train battle moves toward Texas legislature special session

June 8, 2017 – WeathefordDemocrat.com – AUSTIN — They’re still working on the railroad, but while advocates of the high-speed train linking Dallas and Houston remain bullish about getting off the drawing board and on track, new barriers could loom. ...

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09 Jun
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Video: Officials test the tracks Friday on Amtrak train OKC-KC

June 9, 2017 – Wichitaeagle.com – Video in link – Passenger rail service in Wichita hasn’t existed since 1979, but on Friday, the city got a sneak peek at what it might look like if it ever returns. At 11:55 ...

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08 Jun
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Texas lawmakers didn’t stop fast trains this year

June 8, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News – Bruce Selcraig, Staff Writer  – In February, a group of largely rural Republican state lawmakers, allied in their loathing of a privately funded, high-speed rail proposal that might one day zoom passengers ...

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07 Jun
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Texas Short Line Association President featured in Trains article

June 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Paul Treangen, CEO of TWN Corporation, a company with three Texas short lines and logistics centers was interviewed by Train magazine. Trangen was recently named President of the Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad ...

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07 Jun
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Amtrak announces OKC-KC inspection train details

June 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Railroads, state and local leaders travel Oklahoma to Kansas by rail this Friday. Amtrak will operate an Inspection Train through Wichita this Friday, June 9, on the BNSF Railway from Oklahoma City to Newton, ...

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07 Jun
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DART exec to speak about FY18 Administration budget cuts to transpo

June 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Gary Thomas, President and Executive Director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit will be one of the top U.S. transit leaders participating in a Monday, June 12 briefing on the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts ...

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03 Jun
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Moorman says eliminating Amtrak national network would cost more, cause major disruptions

June 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The National Passenger Railroad Corporation, known to the public as Amtrak, has submitted its 2018 fiscal year budget to Congress, warning that a Trump Administration plan to kill all long distance train service ...

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