Author Archives: Peter LeCody

29 Jan
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Capital Metro approves president/CEO contract, new leader starts March 7

January 29, 2018 – CommunityImpact. com – The new leader of the Capital Metro transit agency starts the job March 7, just in time for one of the city’s largest events, the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals on March 9-18. Capital ...

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29 Jan
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Travel tip: using public transportation to get to the airport

January 29, 2018 – PeterGreenberg.com – Getting to and from airports has always been a time-consuming challenge for most of us. But now, slowly but surely, a number of cities are concentrating on building well-designed links between airports and the ...

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29 Jan
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Amtrak to conduct study on expanding passenger rail service from Fort Worth to Wichita, Newton KS

January 29, 2018 – KMUW.og – Amtrak is moving ahead on a feasibility study regarding the possible extension of the Heartland Flyer route. The Kansas Department of Transportation made the announcement late Friday in a statement released by the city of Wichita. ...

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29 Jan
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Texas Central unveils high-speed passenger station in Dallas

January 29, 2018 – TRA Newswire – Maps, renderings show terminal near convention center in Cedars neighborhood Bullet train project seen as catalyst for economic growth, new jobs and development Station expected to increase property values, generate more local tax ...

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25 Jan
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Union Pacific Brazos Yard construction underway, largest facility capital investment in company history

January 25, 2018 –  TRA Newswire – UP also reports good 4th quarter results – Union Pacific Railroad has begun construction on its Brazos Yard in Robertson County, Texas. The $550 million rail yard represents the largest capital investment in ...

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25 Jan
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Do you want to see the Texas Bullet Train be successful?

January 25, 2018 – TRA Newswire – A Special Request for Texas Rail Advocates followers: The private company that is building the high speed railroad between Dallas and Houston must get final approval from the Federal Railroad Administration before the ...

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21 Jan
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Southwestern Rail Conference brings together public and private sector

January 21, 2018 – TRA Newswire – The 14th annual Southwestern Rail Conference that just concluded Friday zeroed in on key rail projects that are either soon to start or waiting to be kick-started. “We’ve never seen so many passenger ...

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21 Jan
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US Commerce Dept gives NETEX 1.5M for rail terminal in Mount Vernon TX

January 21, 2018 – Texarkana Gazette – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced last Thursday it would pledge $1.5 million to the city of Mount Vernon, Texas, toward railroad improvements to support business development and expansion in Northeast Texas and ...

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15 Jan
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Houston-based company plans to invest $40 million in Kingfisher OK rail project

January 11, 2017 – KGOU.com – A Houston-based company is planning to invest up to $40 million in a rail spur and transportation loading center near Kingfisher. Sarah Terry-Cobo writes in the Journal Record that the development, by Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, ...

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15 Jan
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Has light rail benefited Houston?

January 12, 2018 – Dian Nostikasari  via The Urban Edge (Houston Chronicle) – People often get excited when it’s announced that light rail is coming to their neighborhood. There is an assumption, mostly supported by the research depending on how ...

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