Author Archives: Peter LeCody

06 Jul
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Could Virgin Trains run Texas Central’s future trains?

Here’s a most interesting question. Is it possible that UK-based Virgin Trains could supply the on-board crews to run Japanese-type bullet trains between Dallas and Houston? If so, this would bring a very high level of service to Texans who ...

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04 Jul
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Outrageous statements on Texas high speed rail project from public official

July 4, 2016 Tall Texas tales. The Waxahachie Daily Light published an opinion piece from Commissioner Marty Hiles of the Community Development Sub Regional Planning Commission in its June 30, 2016 edition. This is not the first time we have seen Mr. ...

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30 Jun
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Texas Central critics manipulate facts on high speed rail project

June 30, 2016 A lot of manure has been thrown about by rural lawmakers and some anti-high speed rail groups trying to kill a $10 billion private project that would link North Texas and Houston. Texas Central recently filed two petitions with ...

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28 Jun
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Go celebrate Texas State Railroad’s 135th birthday over the July 4th weekend

June 28, 2016 If you’re looking for something fun to do over the July 4th long weekend, head out to East Texas and join in the 135th birthday celebration of the historic Texas State Railroad. Janet Gregg, Special Events Manager ...

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28 Jun
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1st in a series: Why high speed rail will work between Dallas and Houston: Time

June 28, 2016 The Texas Department of Transportation in their March 21, 2013 Statewide Ridership Analysis for passenger rail brought out some interesting facts and figures. Many of which you may not have heard before. The analysis identified numerous passenger rail ...

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28 Jun
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FTA gives green light to Fort Worth’s TEX Rail project

June 27, 2016 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH The proposed TEX Rail commuter train project has reached yet another milestone that supporters say will help ensure the rail line is operating by late 2018. Those working on the proposed ...

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26 Jun
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Texas Central answers its critics with response to Surface Transportation Board

June 25, 2016 – TRA Newswire In a 41 page filing to the Surface Transportation Board this week, Texas Central Railway countered its opponents arguments that it should not be allowed to operate a high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. In ...

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24 Jun
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Union Pacific main line rail bridge over Brazos River re-opens for train traffic

Photo by Matthew Dittert June 24, 2016 – Sugarland Sun On Wednesday the Union Pacific rail bridge over the Brazos River in Richmond, was re-opened for train traffic. The bridge had been out of service for 3 weeks after damage ...

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24 Jun
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Freight news: TNW expands operations in Central Texas

  June 24, 2016 – TRA Newswire TNW Corporation, a privately held operator of short line railroads and logistics centers, celebrated a major expansion of facilities and services at its short line railway, the Texas Gonzales Northern, in the Harwood-Gonzales ...

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22 Jun
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Texas Central gets STB Protective Order / Amtrak explores mutual interests

June 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire Texas Central, the private concern building a high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, received an Order of Protection from the Surface Transportation Board to shield proprietary documents from rural lawmakers and landowners that ...

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