Author Archives: Peter LeCody

18 Oct
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New study provides framework for determining ROI in High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail corridors

October 5, 2017 – MassTransitMag.com – A new report released by the American Public Transportation Association provides a framework for assessing the return on investment (ROI) associated with high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects (HSR&IPR). This seminal report called “Framework ...

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18 Oct
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No rail: Amazon HQ2 should be a wakeup call for San Antonio

October 16, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board – San Antonio has decided not to throw its hat into the Amazon ring — a point that has understandably disappointed some in the community. The prospect of being home to ...

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18 Oct
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Hurricane Harvey still disrupting some industries along the Texas coast / rail tallies cost

October 17, 2017 – Two related stories: Railroads, shippers assess damage wrought by two historic storms – ProgressiveRailroading.com – As of late September, railroads and transit agencies affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma were still evaluating the toll the devastating ...

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18 Oct
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Take a sneak peek at TEXRail trains that will carry riders in Fort Worth next year

October 16, 2017 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – BY Gordon Dickson – One of the first TEX Rail cars off the assembly line was publicly unveiled last week during a transit exposition in Atlanta — and Fort Worth officials ...

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18 Oct
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KCS Railway announces new safety, environmental push

October 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that it has formed a new Health, Safety and Environmental group within the Operations department to consolidate occupational health, workplace and public safety, and environmental functions under ...

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06 Oct
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Gutting Amtrak would hurt flyover states most

October 6, 2017 – Rail Passengers Association (NARP) – By Jim Mathews, Opinion Contributor, TheHill.com – This summer the White House and a handful of Congress members tried to kill Amtrak’s national network. Both the House and the Senate soundly rejected this ...

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06 Oct
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Texas trains will roll as unions, freight-rail carriers reach tentative agreement on 5-year contract

October 6, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – The six unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) have reached a tentative agreement with the nation’s freight-rail carriers, the unions announced yesterday. The CBG represents the American Train Dispatchers Association; the Brotherhood of ...

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05 Oct
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Another key player, WSP USA, joins the Texas bullet train consortium

October 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Another key player, WSP USA,  joins Texas Central railroad as the company moves ahead on its pre-construction phase of the bullet train project to connect Houston to North Texas. WSP will provide engineering ...

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05 Oct
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Law enforcement, Union Pacific team up for safety

October 4, 2017 – Houston Chronicle – Long. Long. Short. Long. The clattering of the wheels rotating quickly across the rail joints were only silenced by the blaring audible by the engineer pulling the horn as they approached the intersection ...

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05 Oct
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Cap Metro adding MetroRail cars and expanding ‘Pickup’ service

October 3, 2017 – Fox7 Austin – If you’ve actually taken Cap Metro’s MetroRail service during the morning and afternoon rush hour, you’ll know it’s crowded.  Clearly a very popular service. “Really we’ve come to a point where we are ...

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