Author Archives: Peter LeCody

14 Aug
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Texas Central announces agreement with Fluor, Lane Construction as bullet train moves forward

August 14, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Selection of firms signifies important milestone working on design and engineering as high-speed train project moves toward construction Fluor and Lane would be the preferred design-builder of the North Texas-to-Houston line after development ...

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13 Aug
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First Stadler FLIRT rail car completed for TEXRail Fort Worth/DFW Airport line

August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Stadler announced that it has completed the first FLIRT diesel-multiple-unit (DMU)  at its plant at North Salt Lake, Utah for the TEXRail project that will link downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport. ...

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13 Aug
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U.S. Rep. Carter visits Temple rail park: encourages economic development

August 11, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – U.S. Rep. John Carter (R-Texas) on Wednesday toured the Temple & Texas Central(TC) Railway, one of 12 short lines managed by Patriot Rail Co. LLC. TC Operations Manager David Lutz led the tour, which also included ...

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11 Aug
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$31 special Heartland Flyer rail fare posted for October OU-TX game train

Updated August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – If you’re one of about 300 football fans coming to Dallas from Oklahoma for the Texas-OU game in October you could snag a special fare on the Heartland Flyer out of Oklahoma ...

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08 Aug
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BNSF posts Q2 revenue, earnings increases on higher volumes

August 8, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – BNSF Railway Co. reported revenue jumped 14.5 percent to $5.3 billion on higher volumes and increased average revenue per car during the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago. BNSF’s pretax net ...

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08 Aug
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First Stadler FLIRT complete for TEXRail commuter line

August 7, 2017 – GlobalAirRailNews.com – Stadler has announced that the first FLIRT for the future TEXRail commuter line has been completed. In 2015, Fort Worth Transportation Authority signed a $100 million contract with the rolling stock manufacturer for eight ...

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05 Aug
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TxDOT receives Fed grant for South Orient rail upgrades in SW Texas / refinery to be new customer

Updated August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Department of Transportation has received a $7 million federal grant to help rebuild the Presidio-Ojinaga International Rail Bridge and 72 miles ...

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04 Aug
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Calling all N Texas rail advocates: August 17 Cotton Belt funding meeting

August 4 , 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Rail Advocates has learned that an innovative funding approach may be available for completion of the Cotton Belt cross-region East-West passenger rail line that has been on the drawing board since ...

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04 Aug
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Amtrak honors two Texans: RIchard & Christina Anderson as “Champions”

August 4, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman has named Richard & Christina Anderson of Marshall Texas as Amtrak Champions during the annual President’s Safety and Service Awards program. Every year the national network passenger ...

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03 Aug
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Texas, Railroad Successes Linked

TRA Opinion – We Texans have a lot of pride and for good reason. We have great sports teams, great universities, an actively growing population and the second largest economy in the U.S. Even with the energy industry in a ...

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