Author Archives: Peter LeCody

08 Feb
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So what will the STB do about on-time passenger rail performance?

February 8, 2016 The Surface Transportation Board is known mostly around the rail industry as an agency that Congress charged with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers. The usual day-in and day-out freight rail issues. That’s ...

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08 Feb
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Union Pacific improves safety at rail crossings: accidents down in 2015

February 5, 2016 – TRA Newswire Accidents at Union Pacific railroad crossings were down 3 percent in 2015, in part due to an aggressive campaign to identify problem crossings and a strong social media push. In 2015 there were 2.28 ...

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07 Feb
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Will Texas nay-sayers be against Interstate-14 like they are against high speed rail?

February 7, 2016 Displaced homeowners, farms and ranches cut in two, 24/7 noise issues, disruption of a rural way of life. It’s enough to get country folks boiling mad and it ought to be. No, we are not talking about some ...

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06 Feb
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Congressman Kevin Brady joins anti-high speed rail rant

February 5, 2016 – KBTX.com CONROE, Texas – The man who represents the eastern portion of the Brazos Valley wants Texas’ attorney general to give his opinion on eminent domain when it comes to a proposed high speed rail line ...

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06 Feb
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Union Pacific CapEx Plan is $3.75B for 2016 – down from last year

February 4,  2016 – TRA Newswire The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP)  approved the Company’s 2016 capital plan of approximately $3.75 billion, down about $550 million versus 2015. The plan includes $375 million to further implement ...

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06 Feb
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Senator Burton: Please look at the “bigger picture” of transportation

February 6, 2016 While we were disappointed with Texas Senator Konni Burton’s comments in the Fort Worth Star-Telegram last week concerning the TEXRail project between downtown Fort Worth and DFW International Airport, we understand her frustration with the realities of ...

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06 Feb
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Dallas-Houston High-Speed Rail Opponents Prep For Legal Fight

February 2, 2016 – NBCDFW.com Opponents of a plan to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston are gearing up for a legal fight. “Texans Against High-Speed Rail” announced a partnership with The Beckham Group, a Dallas law firm ...

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06 Feb
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Trinity Railway Express, others won’t meet 2018 PTC deadline

Expected to meet deadline include UP, BNSF and KCS February 3, 2016 – CBSLocal.com WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S., including one in North Texas, have told the government they won’t meet a ...

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06 Feb
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Austin Cap Metro board green-lights central corridor study

Project Connect is returning to Central Austin January 28, 2016 – AustinMonitor.com The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors approved on Monday a contract with the engineering firm AECOM to guide a new study of transportation in the urban ...

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06 Feb
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Houston Mayor: Wider roads only draw more traffic congestion

“The traditional strategy of adding capacity … exacerbates urban congestion problems.” February 1, 2016 – Eric Jaffe – CityLab.com Count new Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner among the growing crowd of local transportation officials wary of road-expansion as a solution to ...

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