Author Archives: Peter LeCody

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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03 Mar
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The Aggie Student Senate and politicians don’t outweigh public opinion on high speed rail

We purposely waited a few weeks to see if the outcome of a public poll that was conducted by The Eagle, a newspaper in Bryan/College Station, would significantly change. The answer is no. By an almost 3-1 majority the readers of the Brazos Valley newspaper still ...

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12 Feb
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Are Aggies really against high speed rail in Texas? Really??

Or was this a well orchestrated slick political ploy backed by select state legislators and rural county administrators? February 12, 2016 – The headline reads: Aggie Student Senate Opposes Eminent Domain for Train | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Texans Against High Speed Rail ...

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11 Feb
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Union Pacific pulls out of Lone Star Rail Austin-San Antonio corridor plan

UP ends agreement to consider proposed route using freight tracks February 10, 2016 – ExpressNews.com Union Pacific dealt a major blow to a proposal to connect San Antonio and Austin with passenger rail by pulling one of its tracks from ...

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08 Feb
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So what will the STB do about on-time passenger rail performance?

February 8, 2016 The Surface Transportation Board is known mostly around the rail industry as an agency that Congress charged with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers. The usual day-in and day-out freight rail issues. That’s ...

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08 Feb
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Union Pacific improves safety at rail crossings: accidents down in 2015

February 5, 2016 – TRA Newswire Accidents at Union Pacific railroad crossings were down 3 percent in 2015, in part due to an aggressive campaign to identify problem crossings and a strong social media push. In 2015 there were 2.28 ...

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