Author Archives: Peter LeCody

18 Oct
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KCS Railway announces new safety, environmental push

October 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that it has formed a new Health, Safety and Environmental group within the Operations department to consolidate occupational health, workplace and public safety, and environmental functions under ...

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06 Oct
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Gutting Amtrak would hurt flyover states most

October 6, 2017 – Rail Passengers Association (NARP) – By Jim Mathews, Opinion Contributor, TheHill.com – This summer the White House and a handful of Congress members tried to kill Amtrak’s national network. Both the House and the Senate soundly rejected this ...

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06 Oct
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Texas trains will roll as unions, freight-rail carriers reach tentative agreement on 5-year contract

October 6, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – The six unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) have reached a tentative agreement with the nation’s freight-rail carriers, the unions announced yesterday. The CBG represents the American Train Dispatchers Association; the Brotherhood of ...

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05 Oct
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Another key player, WSP USA, joins the Texas bullet train consortium

October 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Another key player, WSP USA,  joins Texas Central railroad as the company moves ahead on its pre-construction phase of the bullet train project to connect Houston to North Texas. WSP will provide engineering ...

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05 Oct
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Law enforcement, Union Pacific team up for safety

October 4, 2017 – Houston Chronicle – Long. Long. Short. Long. The clattering of the wheels rotating quickly across the rail joints were only silenced by the blaring audible by the engineer pulling the horn as they approached the intersection ...

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05 Oct
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Cap Metro adding MetroRail cars and expanding ‘Pickup’ service

October 3, 2017 – Fox7 Austin – If you’ve actually taken Cap Metro’s MetroRail service during the morning and afternoon rush hour, you’ll know it’s crowded.  Clearly a very popular service. “Really we’ve come to a point where we are ...

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05 Oct
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Some Tulsa-to-OKC Rail Supporters Already Thinking of High-Speed Trains

October 3, 2017 – PublicRadioTulsa.org  – How would you like to get to Oklahoma City in 25 minutes? Some passenger rail supporters think it’s possible with high-speed rail. At state Sen. Kevin Matthews’ interim study on passenger rail Tuesday, McGrath ...

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05 Oct
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Public transit: expanding choice, boosting economies

October 4, 2017 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – Guest Column by Paul McManus – Each morning, staring into a sea of red brake lights, I think to myself: I would rather be riding public transportation. If only that were ...

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01 Oct
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UTA, DART launches transportation leadership academy

October 1, 2017 – DallasInnovates.com – From transportation management to urban planning, University of Texas at Arlington students are getting real industry experience in a new academic program focused on developing future leaders within the transit sector. The Transportation Leadership ...

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01 Oct
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Houston Metro tries out new safety technology on light rail lines

September 29, 2017 – HoustonPublicMedia.org – Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly ...

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