Author Archives: Peter LeCody

16 Jun
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Construction on TEXRail slated for July / Colleyville tries to kill it and fails

June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire Fort Worth Transportation Authority officials said that construction on the TEXRail line from downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport is expected to begin in July, despite an attempt from the city of Colleyville ...

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16 Jun
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NTX Council of Governments: Thumbs up for Texas Central high speed rail project

June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire The North Central Texas Council of Government’s Regional Transportation Council (RTC), passed a resolution today to voice its strong support for Texas Central’s bullet train that will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes ...

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11 Jun
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Intern riding trains and bike across U.S. & Texas to learn about transit

June 10, 2016 –  College student Elena Studier’s journey stops Saturday in Fort Worth Halfway through 10,000-mile tour, she hasn’t been disappointed yet After riding her bike around Fort Worth, she’ll take TRE to Dallas BY GORDON DICKSON – Fort ...

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07 Jun
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Welcome NARP’s intern to Texas June 10-13 on her 10,000 mile rail/bike journey

It’s not unusual that a 20 year old college student would want to see the country over her summer break. What is out of the norm is that this young lady is doing it by rail. 10,000 miles. With her bike. The ...

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04 Jun
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Houston business community embraces PHSR while Dallas office opens for train operator

Five Houston-area organizations have added their voices in support of Texas’ private high-speed rail (PHSR) project, recognizing it as a catalyst for economic development and an innovative alternative for Texans’ growing transportation demands. The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Greater ...

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04 Jun
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High-speed passenger rail line could link San Antonio-Monterrey MX economy

June 1, 2016 – News4-San Antonio The first international passenger train between the U.S. and Mexico could become reality right here in south Texas. Congressman Henry Cuellar says we’re closer than ever to seeing a high-speed passenger rail line that links ...

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04 Jun
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TRE service expansion is the right move

Trinity Railway Express officials recently unveiled plans to increase service on the Dallas to Fort Worth corridor and that’s the right move for the railroad. Shortening the time between waiting for trains should increase ridership. The words we appreciate most in ...

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04 Jun
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Update: floods cause Union Pacific rail bridge outage over Brazos River

Updated June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire Extensive flooding in parts of Texas from storms has impacted the movement of freight and passenger rail service, especially where a Union Pacific line crosses the Brazos River. One rail source reports there was ...

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28 May
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Heartland Flyer funding OK for FY-17 but competition may pop up

May 26, 2016 – Passenger Rail Oklahoma reports that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has informed the rail advocacy organization that funding for the Heartland Flyer service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City has been approved for FY-2017.  However, the legislature left the ...

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26 May
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National rail advocates support P-HSR while other rurals says no to Texas Central

June 6, 2016 – TRA Newswire UPDATE CORRECTION: In the original story, Congressman Jeb Hensarling was mis-identified as opposing Texas Central’s high speed rail plan. We apologize for the error. Congressman Joe Barton of a nearby district had filed a ...

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