Author Archives: Peter LeCody

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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20 Sep
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Official touts possible Miss. to Texas rail link

Meridian Star – September 20, 2015 By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@themeridianstar.com In his role as chairman of Transportation for America, former Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith feels he can help promote economic growth for Meridian and east Mississippi. One way to ...

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    20 Sep
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    Amtrak ridership in Austin slips the more economy improves

    By Ben Wear – American-Statesman Staff – September 20, 2015  Amtrak’s Texas Eagle was 80 minutes late pulling into the Austin station Friday morning. Of course. According to Amtrak, its trains have come in to Austin on time just 30.9 ...

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    20 Sep
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    BNSF, Union Pacific say ‘meltdown’ in nation’s rail grid is looming

    Railroad shutdown imminent as safety deadline approaches, industry warns KETV-Omaha / TRA  / September 10, 2015   OMAHA, Neb. —A looming deadline for implementation of new railroad safety standards could cause rail networks across the United States to come to ...

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    20 Sep
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    Wicker Questions Railroad Administrator on Restoring Gulf Coast Rail Service

    WASHINGTON – Special to TRA – September 17, 2015 U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today questioned Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Sarah Feinberg, about the agency’s efforts ...

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