Author Archives: Peter LeCody

05 Oct
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Some Tulsa-to-OKC Rail Supporters Already Thinking of High-Speed Trains

October 3, 2017 – PublicRadioTulsa.org  – How would you like to get to Oklahoma City in 25 minutes? Some passenger rail supporters think it’s possible with high-speed rail. At state Sen. Kevin Matthews’ interim study on passenger rail Tuesday, McGrath ...

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05 Oct
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Public transit: expanding choice, boosting economies

October 4, 2017 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – Guest Column by Paul McManus – Each morning, staring into a sea of red brake lights, I think to myself: I would rather be riding public transportation. If only that were ...

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01 Oct
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UTA, DART launches transportation leadership academy

October 1, 2017 – DallasInnovates.com – From transportation management to urban planning, University of Texas at Arlington students are getting real industry experience in a new academic program focused on developing future leaders within the transit sector. The Transportation Leadership ...

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01 Oct
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Houston Metro tries out new safety technology on light rail lines

September 29, 2017 – HoustonPublicMedia.org – Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly ...

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01 Oct
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Texas Northwestern Railway lands anchor tenant for Panhandle Logistics Park

October 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Texas Northwestern Railway [TXNW], a subsidiary of TNW Corporation, has landed Crop Production Services (CPS), a subsidiary of the global agricultural giant Agrium, Inc., as the first tenant for the railway’s recently ...

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01 Oct
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TEXRail’s first new railcar to be shown at Atlanta transpo expo

October 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Attendees at the American Public Transportation Association’s Expo in Atlanta will get the first look at TEXRail’s self-propelled rail car this month. The first Stadler “Flirt” Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) rolled out of ...

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01 Oct
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Why Texas high-speed rail makes this Amazon HQ2 site a sexy option

September 28, 2017 – Dallas Business Journal – Dallas-based Matthews Southwest, with support from Texas Central Partners, is putting together a pitch for Amazon’s HQ2 campus for the transit-oriented development surrounding the proposed station for the bullet train. The $5 billion ...

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25 Sep
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Energy entrepreneur hopes to bring commuter rail to Vermont with Ex-TRE cars

September 25, 2017 – MySanAntonio.com / TRA Newswire – An energy entrepreneur wants to set up a commuter rail system to further his vision of weaning Vermont from fossil fuels and getting cars off the highways, and he has taken ...

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Less Lanes. More Trains!
23 Sep
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Think your commute is bad? Unless Texas cities update transpo systems it could get worse

September 22, 2017 – TexasStandard.com – When asked about their daily commute to work, residents of some of Texas’ largest cities may offer a groan in response. But solutions to Texas’ traffic problems – a lack of reliable mass transit, ...

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23 Sep
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Union Pacific & Operation Lifesaver celebrate Rail Safety Week in Texas communities & across Western U.S.

September 23, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific will celebrate U.S. Rail Safety Week as part of its continued efforts to educate the public about staying safe near rail operations in its communities, Sept. 24-30, 2017. Outreach events are ...

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