Author Archives: Peter LeCody

16 Apr
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Heartland Flyer expands and now faces contraction from Okla legislators

Updated April 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire While the north segment of the daily Heartland Flyer is expanding and expects ridership gains, Oklahoma legislators are talking about dismantling or cutting back the popular train on the southern end between Oklahoma ...

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16 Apr
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Parsons wins construction management award for Houston Metro Light Rail Transit Project

April 15, 2016 – ajot.com Parsons is pleased to announce that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently honored the corporation with the Alliant Build America Award in the civil construction management category for its work on the Houston ...

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16 Apr
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Despite Setback, Lone Star Rail Moves Forward

April 16, 2016 – TheRivardReport.com The decision by Union Pacific to end its working relationship with Lone Star Rail District(LSRD) in February, was a blow in efforts to develop a passenger rail line between San Antonio and Austin. But in a special meeting ...

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09 Apr
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CEO: High-speed rail, moving Texas forward without taxpayer grants or bailouts

In an Op-Ed article Texas Central CEO Tim Keith reiterates that the company is not looking for state or federal help in building their 240 mile high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. In the March 24, 2016 release ...

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07 Apr
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Freight Rail Digest: New facilities at AllianceTexas & Longview

BNSF and partners agree to construct Alliance Texas export facility. East Texas Rail Facility opens to handle Natural Gas Liquids April 6, 2016 – Railway Age BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwoodand Packwell announced that they have agreed on a framework for ...

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05 Apr
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Naysayers are wrong: TEX Rail a boon for Tarrant

DART rail service has brought billions to Dallas economy Spur development, get people to work and save precious time TEX Rail will open in 2018 with more than 9,000 daily riders BY KATHY INGLE  AND JEFF DAVIS April 5, 2016 ...

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04 Apr
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Waco and county officials come out in support of high speed rail

The calls to kill a $10 billion dollar high speed rail project in Texas seemed to come fast and furious…. until now. In a news story Monday, April 4 in the Waco Tribune Waco and McLennan County leaders came out in support ...

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04 Apr
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BNSF furloughs have hit 4,600 employees nationwide

Layoffs blamed on lower demand for oil and coal shipments The furloughs amount to about 10 percent of the Fort Worth-based company’s workforce The railroad joins Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp. and Kansas City Southern in spending cuts March 31, ...

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03 Apr
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BNSF will sure miss Rollin Bredenberg

April 2016 will be remembered decades from now as the month when Rollin Bredenberg retired as V.P., Capacity Planning & Operations Research at BNSF Railway. Rollin was not only a railroader’s railroader but he was also deeply involved with transportation ...

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31 Mar
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Texas bullet train project pushing for Japan-friendly rules

March 30, 2016 – asia.nikkei.com DALLAS — Railway operator JR Tokai and an American partner will petition federal regulators to set new rules allowing an ultrahigh-speed line here to be built to Japanese bullet train specifications. The roughly 400km line connecting ...

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