Author Archives: Peter LeCody

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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18 Sep
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I-35 mayors want commuter rail options

September 16, 2016 – San Antonio Express-News – Vianna Davila – SAN MARCOS — Mayors representing four large cities along Interstate 35, including Ivy Taylor of San Antonio and Steve Adler of Austin, said Friday they all agree connecting the ...

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16 Sep
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KCS Announces 16th Annual Holiday Express Schedule; Kicks-off Fundraising to Help Kids in Need

September 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today its schedule for the 16th annual Holiday Express train, which will stop in 22 communities in seven states on 26 dates.  At each stop, visitors ...

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16 Sep
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BNSF publishes 2015 sustainability report

September 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has issued its annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. The report highlights the company’s focus on continuing to enhance safety as well as efforts to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions ...

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