Author Archives: Peter LeCody

20 Apr
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Fox News O’Reilly: Fact we don’t have high speed rail is flat out irresponsible

April 20, 2016 – Bill O’Reilly is not one to mince words. The conservative host of the O’Reilly Factor, the #1 cable news show in the U.S. thinks that our infrastructure and mass transportation systems are a mess. On his ...

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20 Apr
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TCR officials considering railway stop in northwest Houston area

Texas Central says NW Houston station would serve more passengers April 20, 2016 – communityimpact.com As officials with Texas Central Railway work to determine train station locations for the proposed high speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas, the northwest ...

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20 Apr
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Covington: A new approach to regional rail in Central Texas

April 20, 2016 – Opinion / Austin-American Statesman / Sid Covington / Lone Star Rail Last week, the Lone Star Rail District board of directors voted overwhelmingly to improve our region’s mobility by endorsing the completion of an environmental impact ...

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16 Apr
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Heartland Flyer expands and now faces contraction from Okla legislators

Updated April 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire While the north segment of the daily Heartland Flyer is expanding and expects ridership gains, Oklahoma legislators are talking about dismantling or cutting back the popular train on the southern end between Oklahoma ...

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16 Apr
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Parsons wins construction management award for Houston Metro Light Rail Transit Project

April 15, 2016 – ajot.com Parsons is pleased to announce that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently honored the corporation with the Alliant Build America Award in the civil construction management category for its work on the Houston ...

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16 Apr
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Despite Setback, Lone Star Rail Moves Forward

April 16, 2016 – TheRivardReport.com The decision by Union Pacific to end its working relationship with Lone Star Rail District(LSRD) in February, was a blow in efforts to develop a passenger rail line between San Antonio and Austin. But in a special meeting ...

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09 Apr
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CEO: High-speed rail, moving Texas forward without taxpayer grants or bailouts

In an Op-Ed article Texas Central CEO Tim Keith reiterates that the company is not looking for state or federal help in building their 240 mile high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. In the March 24, 2016 release ...

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07 Apr
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Freight Rail Digest: New facilities at AllianceTexas & Longview

BNSF and partners agree to construct Alliance Texas export facility. East Texas Rail Facility opens to handle Natural Gas Liquids April 6, 2016 – Railway Age BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwoodand Packwell announced that they have agreed on a framework for ...

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05 Apr
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Naysayers are wrong: TEX Rail a boon for Tarrant

DART rail service has brought billions to Dallas economy Spur development, get people to work and save precious time TEX Rail will open in 2018 with more than 9,000 daily riders BY KATHY INGLE  AND JEFF DAVIS April 5, 2016 ...

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04 Apr
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Waco and county officials come out in support of high speed rail

The calls to kill a $10 billion dollar high speed rail project in Texas seemed to come fast and furious…. until now. In a news story Monday, April 4 in the Waco Tribune Waco and McLennan County leaders came out in support ...

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