Author Archives: Peter LeCody

28 Aug
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Texas Central gives $1.5m to City of Dallas for permit fees

August 24, 2016 – KXAS.com – Dallas city leaders took their first official action to bring a high speed rail from Houston to Dallas. On Wednesday, they approved a deal, with the private company planning the train line, to pay ...

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28 Aug
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Japan’s newest bullet train will run between Dallas & Houston

August 24, 2016 – asia.nikkei.com – NAGOYA, Japan — A lot is riding on Central Japan Railway‘s next shinkansen bullet train. The Japanese company known as JR Tokai is preparing to introduce the new N700S — the “S” stands for “supreme” — ...

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25 Aug
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Aggie Chamber of Commerce hears about bullet train project

August 18, 2016 – TheEagle.com – A representative from Texas Central Railway sought to drum up support for the private company’s high-speed rail project Wednesday during an economic outlook briefing hosted by the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce. The briefing, ...

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25 Aug
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Community Meetings held in August for Cotton Belt Corridor

August 17, 2016 – KXAS.com – There is renewed pushback about plans to build a new Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail line in North Texas. The Cotton Belt Corridor runs east and west between Plano and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. ...

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23 Aug
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UP applies for permit to operate Texas cross-border bridge

August 23, 2016 – Progressive Railroading – Union Pacific Railroad has applied to the U.S. Department of State for a presidential permit that would allow the Class I to operate and maintain the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge on ...

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20 Aug
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Should the Texas Railroad Commission get a new name?

August 19, 2016 – Austin American-Statesman Alarmed by a faulty railroad crossing signal in your neighborhood? Aggravated by loud, late-night honking as a freight train trundles through your community? Don’t bother calling the Texas Railroad Commission for help. Once upon ...

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20 Aug
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Amtrak names Wick Moorman new President / CEO

August 19, 2016 – NARP / TRA Newswire – Amtrak Chairman Tony Coscia announced that  Charles “Wick” Moorman, a long-time railroad industry leader, will be Amtrak’s next President and CEO beginning September 1. “Wick is the retired chairman, CEO and president of ...

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20 Aug
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Support for Texas high speed rail project continues to grow

August 19, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Despite calls from rural elected officials to kill a $10 billion dollar plus project to bring high speed rail between North Texas and Houston, the company that leads the charge announced even more ...

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20 Aug
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Amtrak’s Texas On Time Performance decision by STB being challenged

August 12, 2016 – NARP / TRA Newswire – Following the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) final rule to define on-time performance for passenger rail using on-time arrival and departure at all stations along a passenger-train’s route—a huge victory for passengers ...

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20 Aug
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Fort Worth Western gets TIGER grant for Positive Train Control

August 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire One of the receipients of the latest round of Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery (TIGER) grants is Fort Worth Western Railroad. U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced the recipients of $500 million in grants ...

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