Author Archives: Peter LeCody

30 Jul
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Houston area commuter rail revised, new district contemplated

July 29, 2016 – Houston Chronicle Dug Begley, Transportation Writer A revived proposal for a commuter rail line from the Texas Medical Center to Missouri City has commuters in the area optimistic, and some already considering another step. After Metropolitan ...

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28 Jul
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Feds drop proposal to prioritize freight trains over Amtrak – measure on-time at each station

July 28, 2016 – TheHill.com In a big win for passenger rail operators like Amtrak, a panel of federal regulators has reversed course on two proposals that the passenger rail service says would have led to significant delays. The Safety ...

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28 Jul
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Two music icons to debut album based on Amtrak Texas Eagle travels

July 28, 2016 – AmericanSongwriter.com British folk icon Billy Bragg and Americana stalwart Joe Henry teamed up this past year to “make a record of the railroad”. The pair boarded the Texas Eagle in Chicago and rode Amtrak’s longest stretch of rail ...

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27 Jul
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Congressman Cuellar working to develop high speed passenger rail in Laredo, South Texas

July 27, 2016 – lmtonline.com Special to the Times Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation’s release of 10 service and route options for high-speed passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City, ...

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27 Jul
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Texas’ high-speed train: Right project, right way, right time

BY HOLLY REED Special to the Star-Telegram A high-speed train between North Texas and Houston offers Texans more than quick relief from traffic-choked highways. The privately developed project will be an economic powerhouse, creating local jobs, generating community tax revenue ...

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27 Jul
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Texas/Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study: energize it or put it on a dusty shelf

If the future of high speed passenger rail in the I-35 corridor means anything to you then here is your ONE chance to see, speak out and comment on it. The recently released Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study from the Texas Department ...

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26 Jul
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Cross-Rail Cotton Belt line a decade early? Some hurdles remain

Updated July 28, 2016 – Dallas Morning News compilation of two stories this week on potential service on the long-delayed Cotton Belt cross-county passenger rail service in Northern Dallas and suburbs.   Getting Cotton Belt rail service a decade early could ...

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26 Jul
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Texas Bullet Train Opponents Hope to Block Project Next Year

July 26, 2016 – Texas Tribune The state Legislature could put up major road blocks next year for a private firm’s plans to build a high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas now that a federal transportation board has decided ...

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24 Jul
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They’re not unicorns, they’re R’s who like buses and trains: Betsy Price & Mick Cornett

July 20, 2016 Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood denounced the parts of his party’s platform having to do with transportation on Tuesday, saying it’s out of step with what most younger Americans want — walkable neighborhoods where people don’t always ...

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24 Jul
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Union Pacific 2Q profit falls 19 percent as volume slows

July 21, 2016 – TRA Newswire Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2016 second quarter net income of nearly $1.0 billion, or $1.17 per diluted share compared to about $1.2 billion, or $1.38 per diluted share, in the second ...

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