Author Archives: Peter LeCody

09 Jun
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Video: Officials test the tracks Friday on Amtrak train OKC-KC

June 9, 2017 – Wichitaeagle.com – Video in link – Passenger rail service in Wichita hasn’t existed since 1979, but on Friday, the city got a sneak peek at what it might look like if it ever returns. At 11:55 ...

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08 Jun
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Texas lawmakers didn’t stop fast trains this year

June 8, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News – Bruce Selcraig, Staff Writer  – In February, a group of largely rural Republican state lawmakers, allied in their loathing of a privately funded, high-speed rail proposal that might one day zoom passengers ...

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07 Jun
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Texas Short Line Association President featured in Trains article

June 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Paul Treangen, CEO of TWN Corporation, a company with three Texas short lines and logistics centers was interviewed by Train magazine. Trangen was recently named President of the Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad ...

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07 Jun
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Amtrak announces OKC-KC inspection train details

June 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Railroads, state and local leaders travel Oklahoma to Kansas by rail this Friday. Amtrak will operate an Inspection Train through Wichita this Friday, June 9, on the BNSF Railway from Oklahoma City to Newton, ...

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07 Jun
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DART exec to speak about FY18 Administration budget cuts to transpo

June 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Gary Thomas, President and Executive Director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit will be one of the top U.S. transit leaders participating in a Monday, June 12 briefing on the Trump Administration’s proposed budget cuts ...

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03 Jun
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Moorman says eliminating Amtrak national network would cost more, cause major disruptions

June 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The National Passenger Railroad Corporation, known to the public as Amtrak, has submitted its 2018 fiscal year budget to Congress, warning that a Trump Administration plan to kill all long distance train service ...

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03 Jun
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June 9: Inspection train is 1st step to restore I-35 Corridor TX / OK / KS service

June 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The next step in restoring passenger rail service between Texas and Kansas will happen Friday June 9 when Amtrak and BNSF Railway will operate a special inspection trip from Oklahoma City to Kansas ...

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30 May
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Following legislative session it’s full speed ahead for Texas bullet train

May 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Holly Reed, Managing Director for External Affairs at Texas Central Railway, announced that work on the Dallas to Houston bullet train project remains at “high speed”. Reed, in a news release, stated that “we have ...

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26 May
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Two Texas high speed rail bills: solutions for problems that do not exist

May 25, 2017 – (Updated June 4, 2017) –  TRA Newswire – Two bills which Texas Rail Advocates describes as being discriminatory toward high speed rail versus other modes of transportation have passed through the Texas House and Senate and ...

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26 May
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What We Texans Can Learn from #InfrastructureWeek: Keep Our Options Open

May 25, 2017 – TRA Opinion – Last week was Infrastructure Week in Washington, DC. In the nation’s capital, online, and in cities across the country, advocates made the case for investing in the infrastructure that is the backbone of American ...

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