Author Archives: Peter LeCody

28 Sep
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Texas State Railroad announces October Pumpkin Patch Express for the kids

September 28, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Every Saturday and Sunday in October the Texas State Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express will roll out of the Rusk Depot, headed for their special Halloween site. Trains will depart at 11:30am and 2:30pm each day ...

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25 Sep
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Texas state representative says Texas Central will survive 2017 session

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/texas-news/bullet-train-to-survive-2017-legislature-representative-predicts/325262824September 25, 2016 – WFAA.com DALLAS – The Texas Central Railway’s bullet train between the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Houston will survive the next legislative session, but not without some fights, predicted State Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton. “I think there ...

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25 Sep
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High-speed rail land dispute lands in Houston court

September 23, 2016 – Dug Begley – Houston Chronicle – A rose is a rose is a rose, but a railroad might actually have to exist to have total legal rights in Texas. Lawyers for a proposed high-speed rail line ...

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25 Sep
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Will High-Speed Rail Development In Texas Benefit California?

September 24, 2016 – CleanTechnica.com The planned 240-mile Texas Central high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston seems to be coming along well, with it looking increasingly likely that Texas will be the first in North America to become home ...

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23 Sep
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Amtrak expands “Bikes on Board” to Texas Eagle & Sunset service

September 22, 2016 – ProgressiveRailroading.com Amtrak is permitting riders to bring bicycles on trains along several additional national routes, the passenger railroad announced yesterday. The railroad’s train-side check-in bicycle service has been expanded to the following routes: Cardinal, Sunset Limited, ...

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23 Sep
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Houston Metro approves $1 billion 2017 transit budget

September 21, 2016 – Houston Chronicle Dug Begley, Transportation Writer – Building on what they consider the success of a redesigned bus system, Metro transit officials on Thursday approved a $1 billion 2017 fiscal year budget that expects flat or ...

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23 Sep
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UP completes work on historic Trinity River bridge

September 22, 2016 – YourHoustonNews.com – For 12 hours, residents in Liberty and Dayton might have noticed, there were no trains running parallel to US 90. The sound of the blaring horns was silenced, if only temporarily, long enough for Union ...

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23 Sep
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3 North TX mayors: We need new DART line downtown and in N suburbs

September 22, 2016 – Dallas Morning News – By Todd Meier, Harry LaRosiliere and Paul Voelker – The original vision for a regional transportation system, when the Dallas Area Rapid Transit was first conceived, was a collaborative plan that would ...

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21 Sep
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Does Governor Greg Abbott Even Have A Clue How Transportation Works?

September 20, 2016 – SAcurrent.com – Steve Jansen – Even if Greg Abbott thinks that bullet trains in Texas are a complete waste of dough, it might be wise, in the future, to not actually say that out loud. Because ...

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19 Sep
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Union Pacific – Norfolk Southern announce El Paso to Southeast faster freight service

September 19, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern are now operating a new competitive domestic EMP service from the El Paso area to Atlanta, Jacksonville and Miami in the Southeast. Originating at the UP’s Santa Teresa, ...

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