Author Archives: Peter LeCody

22 Mar
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Lone Star rail survives ‘kill shot’ but put under microscope

March 21, 2016 – Austin American Statesman Highlights CAMPO votes to have committee study a way forward for the Lone Star Rail District and report back by June 6. A three-hour discussion Monday night by area transportation leaders made it ...

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20 Mar
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Texas Pacifico South Orient Railroad’s newest customer opens operations at Big Lake

March 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire Unit trains from Texas Pacifico are now hauling frac sand for Fort Worth based Maalt LP at their Big Lake terminal in West Texas.  Despite the slump in the oil market, demand for frac ...

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20 Mar
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BNSF: announces $210 million Texas Capex plans include San Antonio yard

March 17, 2016 – Progressive Railroading BNSF Railway Co. has rolled out more of its 2016 state-by-state capital expenditure plans, with the latest programs announced for Texas, Illinois and Kansas. In Texas, BNSF will spend $210 million this year to ...

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20 Mar
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Surpassing rail industry averages – KCS stock could reach $98 a share in a year

KCS Railway expected to grow North-South business through Texas into Mexico. March 18, 2016 – cwruobserver.com By the analyst ratings alone, Kansas City Southern (KSU) is not attractive to say the least. It has a mean rating of 2.6 on ...

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16 Mar
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Dallas Morning News: High-speed rail opponents are shortsighted

March 16, 2016 – Dallas Morning News Editorial As flip-flops go, Brazos Valley Council of Governments’ new opposition to high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston is more than baffling. It is bad policy, too. The regional planner had backed the ...

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16 Mar
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FRA requests proposals for high speed rail projects – but there’s a catch, of course

March 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Federal Railroad Administration is asking for interested parties to submit Requests for Proposals (RFP) for high speed rail projects around the country, including potential for fast trains that would traverse the South Central High Speed ...

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15 Mar
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BNSF announces certified, rail-served sites for development

Temple, Texas industrial rail complex among major development centers March 15, 2016 – Railway Age Online BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has announced a new Site Certification Program aimed at identifying optimal rail-served sites for customer development along its network. To launch ...

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15 Mar
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Texas State Railroad announces more 2016 events in the Piney Woods

March 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas State Railroad, the official state railroad, has announced a series of events for the 2016 season including the Easter Egg Express, which runs weekends through March 26. Trains depart from the Rusk ...

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12 Mar
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Dallas-Houston high-speed rail loses Brazos Valley COG support

March 11, 2016 – WFAA.com A regional planning commission in the Brazos Valley has passed a resolution opposing the proposed high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston. The Brazos Valley Council of Governments once backed the proposed high-speed rail, plans for ...

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03 Mar
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Texans Against High Speed Rail file their first lawsuit

March 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire Let the lawsuits begin. Texans Against High Speed Rail, a group with seemingly deep pockets, has filed a suit against the Texas Attorney General and Texas Department of Transportation seeking information on the Texas Central ...

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