Author Archives: Peter LeCody

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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17 Aug
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Protester of proposed Houston-Dallas Japanese-style high-speed rail line shouts “remember Pearl Harbor”

August 11, 2016 – Houson Chronicle Video has surfaced on YouTube of an opponent of the proposed Houston-Dallas high-speed rail line shouting “remember Pearl Harbor” during a recent protest.  We wonder if any protesters drove over to the event in a ...

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17 Aug
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TX-MX-OK Rail Study brings out comments from NARP Representative

August 10, 2016 – San Antonio Express-News – AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation held a public meeting Wednesday evening to share plans for a high-speed passenger train that could cross Texas, connecting to Mexico and to Oklahoma. Dozens ...

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17 Aug
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Grimes County Tries to Derail Dallas/Houston High-Speed Train

August 9, 2016 – Texas Tribune – In a rebuke of a private firm’s plans to build a bullet train between Houston and Dallas, local officials in rural southeastern Texas moved Tuesday to restrict high-speed rail development in their corner of the state. ...

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17 Aug
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Lone Star Rail on life support after Austin MPO vote

August 8, 2016 –  The Capital Area Municipal Planning Organization board voted 17-1 to take the rail project out of its long-term plan, likely killing the rail agency. The loss of the Union Pacific option led to the CAMPO vote, ...

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17 Aug
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I-35 High-speed rail project could put local, state economies into top gear

Jessica Attas – Board of Contributors – WacoTrib.com If you’ve been in Central Texas long, you’ve likely realized the importance of Interstate 35 to our region, making possible that quick trip up to Dallas or down to Austin. In actuality, I-35 ...

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17 Aug
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Amtrak chief: Likes expansion with TX-OK & Wichita

August 4, 2016 – Kansas.com Heralded by the blast of a train whistle and the screech of brakes, Amtrak’s chief executive made a stop in Newton on Thursday to celebrate the salvation of the town’s passenger rail service and talk ...

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