Author Archives: Peter LeCody

16 Dec
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Why conservatives should support high-speed rail in Texas

December 13, 2016 – Washington Examiner –   Op-Ed by Holly Reed –  In a recent Washington Examiner piece, Blog Contributor Charles Sauer attempted to channel Superman while discussing the high-speed train that will connect north Texas and Houston and bring significant ...

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16 Dec
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Dallas-based Trinity Industries and other feel effect of sluggish railcar building

December 2, 2016 – Wall Street Journal – Too Many Railcars, Too Little Freight Rail equipment sits idle as commodities slump, changes in energy market cut into demand Light traffic on North American railroads has sidetracked the railcar market. Railcar ...

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16 Dec
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New refinery with plans for two daily KCS oil trains slated for South Texas Eagle Shale region

December 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Raven Petroleum has plans to build a $500 million oil refinery in South Texas to process Eagle Shale oil and to sell it in Mexico, Kallanish Energy reports. The proposed facility, east of Laredo ...

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16 Dec
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Transportation groups discuss how, and whether, to move forward with commuter rail in I-35 corridor

December 16, 2016 – Vianna Davila – San Antonio Express-News – SAN MARCOS — San Antonio and Austin transportation officials pledged Friday to continue studying how to relieve congestion along the Interstate 35 corridor, a plan that has long included ...

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15 Dec
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Merry Christmas! TEXRail gets full funding for Tarrant County rail line

December 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire – The Fort Worth Transportation Authority received their Christmas gift today from the Federal Transit Administration in a ceremony held at the T’s downtown offices. FTA Administrator Carolyn Flowers was on hand to announce ...

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06 Dec
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Texas Central expands leadership – CEO Aguilar named to build high speed rail project

December 6, 2016 – TRA Newswire –  Aguilar named CEO of Texas Central and brings more than 30 years of experience leading major infrastructure development projects Tim Keith becomes President and will lead capital raising and external affairs Appointment marks ...

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30 Nov
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UT and Prairie VIew students take top prizes in Texas bullet train station designs

November 30, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Architecture students from UT, UT-Arlington and Prairie View A&M take top prizes in statewide design competition for passenger stations of the future Students presented their creative vision for Dallas, Houston and Brazos Valley ...

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28 Nov
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Texas State Railroad’s Polar Express takes to the tracks for Christmas riders

November 27, 2016 – Tylerpaper.com PALESTINE – Stunned Texas State Railroad passenger Bailey Parsons, 6, seemed almost speechless recently as her childhood hero ventured up the train aisle and extended a gloved hand in greeting. The bigger-than-life figure, dressed in ...

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28 Nov
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FRA proposes safety standard updates to allow for high-speed passenger trains

November 26, 2016 – TRA Newswire – WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the United States as the country looks to add high-speed trains that can travel up to ...

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26 Nov
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Joint BNSF-KCS intermodal service kicks off December 1: CHI-DFW-MEX

November 26, 2016 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) begin a new joint service December 1st that will offer intermodal transportation connecting the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth markets and other major markets on the ...

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