Author Archives: Peter LeCody

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10 Oct
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TxDOT’s Tower 55 rail project wins awards for TxDOT, BNSF and Union Pacific

October 10, 2015 – Texas DOT’s $101 million Tower rail 55 project is the winner of the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President’s award. The Tower 55 project, located just southwest of downtown Fort Worth improved freight ...

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07 Oct
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TxDOT shake-up continues; director to retire

El Paso Times – October 6, 2015 AUSTIN — Change within the top ranks of the Texas Department of Transportation continued Tuesday with the announcement that Executive Director Joe Weber will retire at the end of the year, Texas state ...

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06 Oct
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A derailment ahead for freight service in Texas?

Texas Tribune TribTalk – October 5, 2015   The only time most Texans pay attention to railroads is when they are caught at a crossing waiting for a freight train to pass. But much of what we take for granted ...

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02 Oct
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UPDATED: Positive Train Control railroad “shutdown clock” underway: major Texas impact

Safety rule threatens North Texas commuter, freight train service Brandon Formby -Dallas Morning News Transportation Writer – October 13, 2015 Thousands of North Texas commuters who take the TRE or Denton County’s A-train could find themselves on buses or looking ...

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30 Sep
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Choosing public transit saves $10k a year in Dallas, other cities

Dallas one of top 20 cities where rail can put $10,000 back in your pocket. Washington, D.C. Public transportation gets you where you want to be both physically and fiscally. When you choose to ride public transit you make a ...

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30 Sep
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Americans love trains. So should conservatives.

William S. Lind and Glen D. Bottoms • AmericanConservative.com September 8, 2015   At root, conservatism is about preserving good things from the past and, where they have been lost, restoring them. Conservatives know that life in the past was ...

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28 Sep
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Union Pacific eyes $90 million investment: expand operations in Laredo

Kendra Ablaza Laredo Morning Times  – September 26, 2015   Union Pacific plans to invest an estimated $90 million to expand operations at the company’s Port Laredo Intermodal Ramp in North Laredo. Brenda Mainwaring, vice president of public affairs for ...

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28 Sep
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New high-speed rail route may serve Arlington, DFW Airport

Slower version proposed between Dallas and Fort Worth New route includes extra stop south of airport Arlington, other cities will seek ways to fund it   BY GORDON DICKSON / FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM / SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 A proposed high-speed ...

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24 Sep
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We’re flush with freight, and ideas of what to do about it

  Only 34 projects (3%) would be slated for rail, and that equals 1% of total cost but freight rail impacts 17% of employment (Texas Freight Mobility Plan pie chart) Dug Begley – Houston Chronicle – September 24, 2015   ...

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23 Sep
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DART to seek federal approval for 2nd downtown line via Jackson Street (maybe)

ByBRANDON FORMBY bformby@dallasnews.com Transportation Writer 23 September 2015 Dallas Area Rapid Transit will seek federal approval for a second downtown light-rail route that the Dallas City Council and downtown residents support but that business and civic leaders worry will jeopardize funding. ...

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