Author Archives: Peter LeCody

14 Jan
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2 for 1 Amtrak travel ticket in Texas is hard to beat: ends soon

January 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire Here’s an offer on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle that can save you some money. If you travel between now and March 20 you can latch on to a free ticket for each one you purchase. ...

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13 Jan
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KCS putting $15 million into Beaumont Sub rail, bridge upgrades

January 11, 2016 – Special to TRA Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $15 million in 2016 on rail and bridge improvement projects ...

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12 Jan
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‘Rural Republicans against private enterprise’ new tactic to kill high speed rail in Texas

January 12, 2016 – Texas Tribune Thirty-three East Texas officials sent a letter to the Japanese ambassador to the United States on Monday to express their opposition to a private Texas firm’s proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston that ...

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10 Jan
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The FAST Act explained: section by section summary

NARP / TRA Newswire We’re presenting several views of how the FAST ACT will impact freight and passenger rail, not only in Texas but nationally. The National Association of Railroad Passengers went through the passenger rail title to analyze all ...

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07 Jan
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Lone Star Rail Hopes to Secure Funding in 2016

January 7, 2016 – TWC News AUSTIN–Four cities and a community college have bought into the region’s next mass transit plan. Lone Star Rail could connect to every city between San Antonio and Georgetown, cutting hours out of some people’s ...

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06 Jan
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Major industrial land deal in Baytown doubles down on rail service

January 5, 2016 – Houston Business Journal A Houston-based developer closed a major industrial land deal in Baytown and plans to start building on a spec basis. Houston’s Clay Development & Construction Inc. bought 79.57 acres in Cedar Port Industrial ...

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06 Jan
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BNSF Railway says New Year = New Network

January 6, 2016 – BNSF Posted to the BNSF website, the railway company indicated that it’s network is in its best condition ever following 2015’s record $6 billion in capital investment across the lines. In the past year BNSF double-tracked ...

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06 Jan
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KCS Railway’s State of the Railroad: Starling & Ottensmeyer

January 4, 2016 – So how is one of the three Class 1 railroads that serves Texas fairing? Some good events and some challenges according to KCS CEO David L. Starling and President Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. The KCS Railway website ...

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06 Jan
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4 possible candidates for new Amtrak chief: could Matt Rose be one of them?

December 27, 2015 – Fred Frailey blogs for Trains Magazine When I put out the call for your ideas on who should lead Amtrak after Joe Boardman’s retirement next September, you made me proud. Lots of good responses. But one ...

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01 Jan
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STB solicits your opinion for ‘on-time’ passenger-train performance, preference issues

December 29, 2015 – Progressive Railroading / TRA Newswire The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is seeking public comment on two decisions it issued yesterday involving passenger train on-time performance and preference issues. The board issued a notice of proposed rulemaking ...

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