Author Archives: Peter LeCody

05 Sep
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Oklahoma lawmakers look at expanding passenger rail in interim study

September 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Oklahoma House Transportation Committee will hold a hearing on Wednesday, September 7 at the state capitol to review progress and look at the potential for expansion of passenger rail and light rail ...

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01 Sep
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Rail traffic begins slow return to Houston & Texas Gulf Coast after Harvey

September 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Around the edges rail traffic is starting to inch back after Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey devastated Houston and the Gulf Coast of Texas. Union Pacific Railroad reports that freight rail service in the Houston ...

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29 Aug
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Congressman Brady tries to derail the Texas bullet train, again

August 29, 2017 – TRA Commentary – Not satisfied with his earlier anti-Texas bullet train rants and filings, Congressman Kevin Brady (R) Conroe, has filed an amendment to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill to derail the project. And we always thought that ...

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28 Aug
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Union Pacific & KCS give generous donations to Hurricane Harvey relief

UPDATED August 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Two Class 1 railroads in Texas have announced Hurricane Harvey relief funds to help those impacted by the disaster. Union Pacific today pledged $250,000 to support Hurricane Harvey relief efforts. The funds ...

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28 Aug
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Catastrophic flooding brings Texas Gulf Coast railroads to standstill

UPDATED August 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Massive flooding caused by Hurricane / Tropical Storm Harvey has wreaked havoc with all modes of transportation, especially railroads, along the Texas Gulf Coast and around Houston.  All three Class I railroads that ...

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18 Aug
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KCS Joins U.S. & Mexican officials for dedication of cargo processing facility at Laredo, Texas rail border-crossing

August 18, 2017 – TRA Newswire – (Laredo, Texas) Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) president and CEO Patrick J. Ottensmeyer joined officials representing the U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and Mexican Customs (SAT) Thursday in the dedication of a new, ...

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17 Aug
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Houston Mayor Turner signs “memorandum of understanding”; 1st step for high-speed train between Houston and Dallas

August 17, 2017 – CW39.com – Houstonians, as much as we love to hate on our rivals in Dallas, wouldn’t it be great if we could get there in a fraction of the four+ hours it takes in a car? ...

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17 Aug
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Cotton Belt: $100 million available if innovative passenger rail can be developed

August 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – In a public meeting held at the North Central Texas Council of Governments office in Arlington today, Transportation Director Michael Morris outlined six potential innovative partnership ideas to get the missing link of ...

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17 Aug
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UP to lay off 500 managers, other rail workers

August 17, 2017 – Progressiverailroading.com – Union Pacific Railroad yesterday announced it will eliminate 500 management positions by mid-September as part of a cost-cutting measure. The Class I also intends to reduce 250 non-management positions during the same time period, UP ...

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14 Aug
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What you need to know about Texas Central and high speed trains

August 14, 2017 – TRA Opinion – If we’re going to have the first high speed passenger rail line in the country right here in Texas then you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of Texas ...

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