Author Archives: Peter LeCody

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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01 Feb
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Friend of TRA: Former FRA Admin Gil Carmichael dies at 88

February 1, 2016 – TRA Newswire MERIDIAN — A friend of Texas Rail Advocates, Gil Carmichael, died of a heart attack Sunday at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi. He was 88. From 1989 to 1993, Carmichael served in ...

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27 Jan
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Restoring Amtrak Gulf Coast service can not come too soon

January 27, 2016 – TRA For the first time in over ten years an Amtrak train will once again run between New Orleans and Florida but don’t get ready to buy a ticket quite yet. The former line dubbed the ...

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