Author Archives: Peter LeCody

17 Feb
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Big turnout at UT-SA hears why Texas needs more train service

February 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – (San Antonio) – Over 85 interested citizens, students and members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers in Texas gathered on the UT-SA Campus Thursday evening and heard about an important high speed ...

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17 Feb
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McLane: Texas Bullet Train Project Will Be A Thriving Economic Engine

February 14, 2017 – Houston Chronicle – By Drayton McLane Jr – With the Super Bowl behind us, how many Texans would have enjoyed football’s biggest week even more had it not been for the traffic hassles to get to ...

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11 Feb
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Will Trump Be The High Speed Trains President? Texas Central Cited

February 10, 2017 –  McClatchy Newspapers – BY CURTIS TATE Could Donald Trump be the president who brings high-speed rail to America? The Obama administration spent nearly $10 billion to improve passenger rail service across the country. While it accomplished ...

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08 Feb
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Union Pacific Announces 2017 CAPEX plan: $3.1 Billion

February 8, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) have approved the Company’s 2017 capital plan of approximately $3.1 billion, down about $400 million versus 2016. The plan includes $300 million to ...

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08 Feb
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Archer Western awarded TEX Rail DFW Airport Station contract

February 7, 2017 – rtands.com – The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has awarded Archer Western a contract to build its new $28.5 million TEX Rail station. DFW’s Terminal B Station will be adjacent to the airport’s Terminal B ...

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07 Feb
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Texas Bullet Train Project Reaches Key Milestones With Landowners

February 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Central, developers of the state’s first high-speed train, announced today that it has marked a significant milestone in its land option program, the result of collaborative and ongoing engagements with property owners and ...

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06 Feb
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Fed regulators slow down Texas bullet train start date

February 6, 2017 – HoustonPress.com The highly anticipated and controversial Houston-to-Dallas bullet train line has been delayed once again. Yep, that’s right. Texas Central Partners, the private company that plans to construct a high-speed rail line that will zip passengers ...

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06 Feb
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Locomotive order slowdown: GE Fort Worth to lay off 250 workers

February 6, 2017 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – Citing a slump in freight rail shipping, GE Manufacturing Solutions has begun laying off about one-third of its workforce at its locomotive plant in north Fort Worth, just west of the Texas ...

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05 Feb
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TRA President responds to TX Representative Cook’s comments on bullet train project

February 4, 2017 – The following guest column from Texas State Representative Byron Cook appeared in several local newspapers between Dallas and Houston, criticizing the high speed train project. His column appears first followed by Texas Rail Advocates President Peter ...

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02 Feb
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Private sector Texas Central bullet train highlighted on Fox Business

January 31, 2017 – FoxBusiness.com Texas Central, the private company that is building a high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston was highlighted as one of two important infrastructure projects on the Fox Business Channel’s Varney & Company. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5305020503001/?#sp=show-clips ...

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