Author Archives: Peter LeCody

22 Jul
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Kansas City Southern revenue & income up in 2Q

July 21, 2017 – RailwayAge.com – Kansas City Southern reported record second quarter 2017 revenues of $656 million, up 15% on-year, as carloads increased 6%. The Kansas City, Mo.-based company said operating income increased 9% to $239 million, a historic ...

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21 Jul
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Coal & industrial products push Union Pacific 2Q profits higher

July 19, 2017 – mysanantonio.com – NEW YORK (AP) — Union Pacific Corp. reported a boost in second-quarter profit on Thursday as coal and industrial product shipments pushed revenue higher. The railroad operator saw healthy gains in coal shipments despite a ...

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21 Jul
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Report to Congress recommends Gulf Coast Amtrak service

July 19, 2017 – wtxl.com – A federal panel submitted a report to Congress this week recommending passenger rail service return to the Gulf Coast. The Big Bend has been without it for more than a decade. The Gulf Coast ...

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21 Jul
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George H.W. Bush says he’s ready to ride Texas’ proposed high-speed rail

July 19, 2017 – TheEagle.com – Even if it isn’t finished until he’s 99, former president George H.W. Bush says he wants to ride the proposed high-speed rail train from Houston to Dallas. According to a report in the Altoona Mirror, ...

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21 Jul
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Union Pacific improves railroad crossing safety, accidents down

July 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific’s rail safety programs helped improve public safety and contributed to a 5 percent decline in vehicle–train collisions at railroad crossings in the first half of 2017, compared to last year. Union ...

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09 Jul
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How to pay for Texas’ $12 billion bullet train without asking the state for money

Jill Cowan – Economy Writer for Dallas Morning News – Texas Central Partners has repeated its promise time and time again. It will connect Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes with the nation’s first high-speed rail line. And it will ...

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09 Jul
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Texas port contracts Primoris to complete rail project at Freeport

July 7, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – Port Freeport has awarded a more than $21 million contract to Primoris Heavy Civil to build rail infrastructure at the southeastern Texas port. Part of Primoris Services Corp., Primoris Heavy Civil will construct a rail spur ...

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09 Jul
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TX: New Amtrak CEO has Texas ties, but can he save State’s Texas Eagle route?

July 7, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Gordon Dickson – Amtrak’s incoming boss has Texas ties, but can he save long-distance passenger rail service in the state? Richard Anderson, 62, a veteran airline executive who most recently ran Delta ...

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09 Jul
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Railroad company stresses importance of train safety awareness

July 9, 2017 – ValleyCentral.com – According to the Federal Railroad Administration, Texas led the country in 2016 with more than 230 highway rail grade collisions. 22 of those collisions resulted in death. “If you’re in a vehicle and you’re ...

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04 Jul
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Guest column: Another Amtrak CEO…and flyover country

July 4, 2017 – Commentary by Russ Jackson –  Commerce, Oklahoma (not California) is a small town in the northeast corner of Oklahoma near the Kansas border, population 2,400 hardy souls.  This town sits astride the original Route 66 highway, ...

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