Author Archives: Peter LeCody

04 Apr
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Are These the 5 Worst Bills of the Texas Legislative Session?

April 3, 2017 – Dmagazine.com – The impact of some of these bills on Dallas transportation would be massive. Perhaps the scariest bill is one the Dallas Morning News reported on over the weekend. It would require communities to stage a ...

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03 Apr
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Union Pacific is safest US railroad second year in a row

April 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific became the safest U.S. railroad and achieved its best annual employee safety performance in the company’s 154-year history in 2016. This marks the second consecutive year Union Pacific was the top-performing ...

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02 Apr
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Texas Eagle train loss would nix eastward plans

March 25, 2017 – Glenn Evans – Longview News-Journal – A planned east-west train route allowing Longview residents to ride to New York and beyond is imperiled under a federal budget proposal that would eliminate funding for long-haul Amtrak routes, ...

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02 Apr
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DART says Texas Senate bill could derail Cotton Belt, other projects

April 1, 2017 –  Dallas Morning News – The Cotton Belt rail line from Plano to Fort Worth and the proposed downtown Dallas subway could be threatened by a bill in the Texas Senate, which would require voter approval before ...

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02 Apr
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Texans Against High Speed Rail suing state agencies for release of bullet train documents

March 31, 2017 – KBTX.com – A battle is brewing in Austin over a study about a proposed high speed rail project that could connect Houston to Dallas. The anti-bullet train group called Texans Against High Speed Rail is seeking ...

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02 Apr
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Texas State Railroad Board approves tentative contract with Arizona company

March 29, 2017 – KTRE.com – During a meeting Wednesday morning, the board for the Texas State Railroad gave its approval for a tentative offer to have the Arizona-based Western Group to take over operations of the railroad. The railroad’s ...

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02 Apr
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Texas Budget Wall Could Stop Bullet Train Plan

March 20, 2017 – BondBuyer.com – A potential budget wall banning state assistance to a privately financed $12 billion Texas bullet train could stop the proposal in its tracks, proponents warn of the latest legislative effort to torpedo the project. ...

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02 Apr
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New MetroRail trains roll into Austin

March 24, 2017 – Austin Monitor – With the arrival of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of new equipment, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is approximately half a year away from beefing up its tenth most popular route. On ...

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25 Mar
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Flatonia NARP rail fan event scheduled for April 1st

March 25, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers Houston and San Antonio chapters will host a Flatonia Pavillion Party on Saturday April 1 with a day of train watching, food and informal rail ...

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24 Mar
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Rail is the “sweet” key to Port of Brownsville new operation

March 24, 2017 – TRA Newswire – CSC Sugar began its new packaging and distribution operations at the Port of Brownsville this week. Key to the company’s expansion to Brownsville is the port’s rail infrastructure and cargo capabilities. “We chose the ...

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