Author Archives: Peter LeCody

15 Jan
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Houston-based company plans to invest $40 million in Kingfisher OK rail project

January 11, 2017 – KGOU.com – A Houston-based company is planning to invest up to $40 million in a rail spur and transportation loading center near Kingfisher. Sarah Terry-Cobo writes in the Journal Record that the development, by Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, ...

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15 Jan
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Has light rail benefited Houston?

January 12, 2018 – Dian Nostikasari  via The Urban Edge (Houston Chronicle) – People often get excited when it’s announced that light rail is coming to their neighborhood. There is an assumption, mostly supported by the research depending on how ...

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15 Jan
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Florida’s Brightline rail service starts: eyeing Texas corridor next?

January 13, 2017 – TCPalm.com – Even as South Florida service gets underway Saturday, officials are exploring other parts of the country, such as Georgia, North Carolina and Texas, said Wes Edens, co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, Brightline’s parent company ...

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08 Jan
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Texas Rail Advocates embarks on “Empower 35” passenger rail coalition

January 8, 2018 – TRA Newswire – The countdown clock is running. It’s now only 4 Years and 10 months until the recently released Federal Railroad Administration’s Service Level EIS for passenger rail service along or near the I-35 corridor from Oklahoma to ...

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29 Dec
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60-day public comment period opens for Texas Bullet Train project

December 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The clock is ticking on the Federal Railroad Administration’s 60-day public comment period on the Dallas-Houston bullet train project. Texas Central Railway’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement  (DEIS) was released last week and posted in ...

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26 Dec
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GE Transportation-Fort Worth gets 200 locomotive order

December 26, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The future of GE Transportation’s Fort Worth plant got a little brighter this week with the announcement that CN, the Canadian National Railway Company, placed an order for 200 new locomotives over the ...

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15 Dec
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Big Step: FRA releases Texas Central’s Environmental Impact report

December 15, 2017 – TRA Newswire – (update 12/16) – Expanded Coverage – Preferred North Texas-to-Houston route outlined Passenger station locations identified, boosting local economy Texas Rail Advocates learned that the Federal Railroad Administration has released the long awaited Draft ...

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13 Dec
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DART Moving Forward With Security Improvements

December 13, 2017 – NBCDFW.com – The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors on Tuesday approved plans and funding for several security improvements to light rail and bus systems. DART spokesperson Morgan Lyons said the upgrades focus in on ...

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11 Dec
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Texas Central’s new Chairman of the Board

December 10, 2017 – TRA Newswire –   Temple-based business executive Drayton McLane Jr., with businesses in both Houston and Dallas, named chairman as Texas Bullet Train moves forward  Says high-speed rail project leverages “the capital and spirit of entrepreneurs,” not taxpayer dollars ...

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11 Dec
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TxDOT again fails to include passenger rail in future planning

December 11, 2017 – TRA Editorial – Compared to other states, the Texas Department of Transportation does an amazing amount of future planning for the needs of the motoring public. TxDOT just ended several weeks of public comment to update ...

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