Author Archives: Peter LeCody

24 Feb
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Texas Central asks for public support against flurry of anti-rail bills

February 24, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Central, pushing back against a flurry of bills filed in the Texas legislature to kill their high speed train project between Dallas and Houston, put out a plea to everyday Texans asking for ...

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24 Feb
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North Texas COG OKs backstop for high speed rail environmental study

February 24, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Regional Transportation Council of the North Central Texas Council of Governments has approved a measure to backstop the continuation of the environmental impact statement for the Dallas-Fort Worth Core Express, a proposed ...

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24 Feb
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Union Pacific named most admired in transportation industry

February 23, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific was named the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies by Fortune for the seventh straight year, marking the 14th time in 18 years the company has been named No. ...

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24 Feb
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Lawmakers file flurry of misguided bills to derail the Dallas-to-Houston bullet train

February 23, 2017 – Dallas Morning News Editorial The Texas bullet train project is moving ahead, hitting milestones and keeping alive the audacious promise of a 90-minute train ride between Dallas and Houston. But yet again, a big potential roadblock ...

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2017 State Legislature
21 Feb
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Rural Lawmakers File 18 Bills to Derail Bullet Train between Dallas and Houston

February 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Updated A group of rural state lawmakers have filed a slate of legislation to push back against Texas Central Railway’s proposal to construct a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. Senators Birdwell (R-Granbury), Creighton ...

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19 Feb
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Randall O’Toole’s Misguided Effort to Derail The Texas Bullet Train

February 19, 2017 – Commentary from TRA President Peter LeCody – And I always thought that the CATO folks cherished private enterprise over taxpayer funded projects. Gee, was I dead wrong. I guess they need to have a talk with ...

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17 Feb
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What the Reason Foundation Gets Wrong About the Texas Bullet Train

February 16, 2017 – Chris Lippincott, TRA Executive Director – The Reason Foundation recently issued a policy brief urging caution in the development of high-speed train service in Texas. Despite Reason’s reputation as a thoughtful participant in transportation policy debates, ...

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17 Feb
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Big turnout at UT-SA hears why Texas needs more train service

February 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – (San Antonio) – Over 85 interested citizens, students and members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers in Texas gathered on the UT-SA Campus Thursday evening and heard about an important high speed ...

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17 Feb
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McLane: Texas Bullet Train Project Will Be A Thriving Economic Engine

February 14, 2017 – Houston Chronicle – By Drayton McLane Jr – With the Super Bowl behind us, how many Texans would have enjoyed football’s biggest week even more had it not been for the traffic hassles to get to ...

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11 Feb
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Will Trump Be The High Speed Trains President? Texas Central Cited

February 10, 2017 –  McClatchy Newspapers – BY CURTIS TATE Could Donald Trump be the president who brings high-speed rail to America? The Obama administration spent nearly $10 billion to improve passenger rail service across the country. While it accomplished ...

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