Author Archives: Peter LeCody

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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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20 Nov
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High-speed rail between San Antonio, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico will happen

November 11, 2015 – Latinalista.com McALLEN, RGV – A high-speed passenger rail line between San Antonio and Monterrey is going to happen, says state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond. The Laredo Democrat made the prediction at a news conference held at ...

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20 Nov
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Open House Meetings Scheduled on Texas High-Speed Train Project

November 10, 2015 – NBCDFW.com The plan to link Dallas and Houston with a high-speed train is taking another step forward. Texas Central is scheduling a number of public hearings across the state to discuss the project. The train travels ...

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20 Nov
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Union Pacific Kinney County Railport Grand Opening

November 8, 2015 – Special to TRA Union Pacific Railroad has officially opened their new Union Pacific Kinney County Railport in Kinney County, Texas. The mayors of Brackettville, Del Rio and Eagle Pass joined members of the Kinney County Commissioner’s Court, representatives ...

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20 Nov
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Conservation group expresses opposition to high-speed rail over possible detrimental impact on environment, farmers

TheEagle.com – November 5, 2015 By Jake Walker jake.walker@theeagle.com A natural resources conservation group has come out in opposition to a proposed Houston to Dallas bullet train, saying the venture would take valuable agricultural land out of production. Directors representing ...

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20 Nov
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Road spending popular, but effects can be fleeting

Houston Chronicle – November 4, 2015 Dug Begley, Transportation Writer   It’s raining roads. By huge margins, voters Tuesday seized on every opportunity they had to give local and state officials authority to fix ailing highways and county roads. These ...

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02 Nov
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Improper for Soil/Water Conservation Directors to oppose bullet train?

Public vs. Private. Was it correct and legal for member Directors of a Texas agency that derives part of their funding from state appropriations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the EPA to vote in opposition of a high speed ...

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02 Nov
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TxDOT freight mobility plan asks for your input

November 2, 2015 – (Special to TRA) The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released their Draft Texas Freight Mobility Plan for a 30-day public comment period.  The Freight Mobility Plan is TxDOT’s first comprehensive and multimodal transportation plan that ...

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31 Oct
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It’s time for the ODOT-TxDOT Heartland Flyer to grow up

June 14, 1999 was the first run of the Oklahoma state supported Heartland Flyer, a daily train that made a round-trip between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas. It ended a twenty year drought of passenger rail service in that ...

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30 Oct
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Texas’ TIGER grant: $20 million for rural buses – 0 for rail

October 30, 2015 – TRA Newswire (Austin) – The Texas Department of Transportation has been awarded more than $20 million in federal TIGER* grants to improve transportation services for rural populations. The funding will help replace 325 vehicles located throughout ...

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