Author Archives: Peter LeCody

25 Mar
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Flatonia NARP rail fan event scheduled for April 1st

March 25, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers Houston and San Antonio chapters will host a Flatonia Pavillion Party on Saturday April 1 with a day of train watching, food and informal rail ...

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24 Mar
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Rail is the “sweet” key to Port of Brownsville new operation

March 24, 2017 – TRA Newswire – CSC Sugar began its new packaging and distribution operations at the Port of Brownsville this week. Key to the company’s expansion to Brownsville is the port’s rail infrastructure and cargo capabilities. “We chose the ...

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24 Mar
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65 bills in the Texas legislature that can end passenger rail service

March 23, 2017 – Attendees at the Transit Coalition of North Texas were told today that there are 65 bills in the Texas House and Senate that could ultimately end present and future passenger train service, whether at the local or ...

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20 Mar
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Passenger rail advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled

March 17, 2017 – RT&S.com – Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) response was more moderate. Acting ...

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20 Mar
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Prez’s budget calls for end to national network trains: NARP says National Or Nothing

March 16, 2017 –  National Association of Railroad Passengers  – The White House released its “skinny budget”—a general budget outline with few programmatic details and while infrastructure investment has been a major theme of President Trump’s campaign and first 100 days, ...

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16 Mar
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Trump Administration’s first budget calls for end to national network trains – dumps urban transit

Updated March 16, 2017 – NARPrail.org & TRA Newswire – The White House released its “skinny budget”—a general budget outline with few programmatic details—today. And while infrastructure investment has been a major theme of President Trump’s campaign and first 100 ...

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15 Mar
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Texas bullet train firm calls provision added to Senate budget a “job killer”

March 15, 2017 – Texas Tribune Officials with Texas Central Partners, the private firm developing the Houston-Dallas high-speed rail line, said the rider added to the state senate’s proposed budget Wednesday would put their project at risk. BY BRANDON FORMBY ...

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14 Mar
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Passengers oppose job-killing resolutions aimed at proposed Texas bullet train

March 14, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Freestone County Times – Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Railroad Passengers is calling on leaders in the Texas State Legislature to reject a draft of job-killing regulations aimed at the private-sector project ...

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09 Mar
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Texas Central fights legislators’ efforts to kill high-speed rail project

March 9, 2017 – Progressive Railroading Magazine – Texas Central Partners LLC is fighting state lawmakers’ plans to kill its privately funded project to build a Dallas-to-Houston bullet-train passenger service. Earlier this week, almost 9,000 citizen letters in support of ...

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09 Mar
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Rep Ashby files bill to help Texas short line railroads

January 9, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Representative Trent Ashby (R), Lufkin, has filed House Bill 3566 that would allow the 43 short line railroads that operate in Texas the ability to use tax credits for certain railroad reconstruction and ...

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