Author Archives: Peter LeCody

09 Dec
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Elected official: “There comes a point where there is no room to widen anymore”

December 9, 2015 – Here’s an elected official from Oklahoma that understands transportation needs and can teach Texas legislators and leaders a thing or two. There is sometimes the sense that we all will be able to stay in our ...

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09 Dec
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Could Texas be getting high-speed rail? Texas Central Partners in development phase

December 7, 2015 – KPRC Houston HOUSTON – Its official name is the ‘Tokaido Shinkansen,’ but Texans may know it as the famous Japanese bullet train. Texas Central Partners is a private group that wants to bring the high-speed rail ...

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07 Dec
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Buy 1 get 1 free doesn’t happen very often in Texas

December 7, 2015 – (Dallas) Amtrak’s Texas Eagle service has a lot to celebrate and you get the prize. Starting in January when you purchase one regular (adult) rail fare on the daily Texas Eagle you get to take a ...

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02 Dec
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PASSENGER RAIL INCLUDED IN FIRST EVER COMPREHENSIVE SURFACE TRANSPORTATION BILL

Updated December 4, 2015 – TRA Newswire / NARP / APTA First Fully-Funded, Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill in Ten Years (Washington) – President Obama signed into law a five year transportation infrastructure bill today. The measure will invest $61 billion ...

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02 Dec
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Texas Central unveils more high speed rail plans in series of meetings

Updated December 3, 2015 – TRA Newswire (Dallas) – The private company that plans to build a high speed rail line between Texas’ two largest metro areas kicked off a series of public meetings in Dallas Tuesday, showing the public ...

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30 Nov
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Developers in Texas are making decisions based on rail links

December 1, 2015 The movers and shakers in Texas that build our homes, business parks and industrial sites are sitting up and taking notice about freight and passenger rail and how important it is in their economic plans. Three stories this week ...

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30 Nov
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Texas Central adds 3 to executive ranks – construction slated for 2017

November 30, 2015 – Special to TRA Newswire   Company developing high-speed rail adds experience to senior executive team in Public Affairs, Construction and Finance Appointments mark latest milestone in the private, Texas-based company project linking Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston’s ...

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26 Nov
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Amid Great Progress, Texas High-Speed Rail Takes a Big Step Back

November 19, 2015 – Eric Jaffe –  CityLab.com   Federal officials rule the rail line won’t stop in DPlugins 0owntown Houston America’s train-loving vice president has bestowed his official blessing on theprivately funded high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas. On ...

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26 Nov
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VP calls Dallas-Houston bullet train beginning of new transportation era in America

November 18, 2015 – Brandon Formby – Dallas Morning News Transportation Blog   Vice President Joe Biden stood atop a sun-drenched rooftop in the Cedars on Wednesday to sing the praises of a planned high-speed rail line between Dallas and ...

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20 Nov
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Texas Rail Prospects Tempt French, Chinese, Japanese

November 11, 2015 – By AMAN BATHEJA TEXAS TRIBUNE Despite its car-is-king reputation, Texas has emerged as a hot market for international rail firms betting the state is ripe for a boom in high-speed rail projects. For more than three years, ...

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