Author Archives: Peter LeCody

07 May
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Texas Rail Advocates testimony on 4 “kill high speed rail” bills

May 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The following is the testimony of TRA Executive Director Chris Lippincott at Thursday’s Texas House Transportation Committee hearing on four bills that would either delay or outright kill a bullet train project and ...

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02 May
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TxDOT to hold workshops in June: “Move Texas Freight”

May 2, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Texas Department of Transportation will be holding a series of workshops around the state during the month of June to get your input on your ideas on how to keep Texas freight ...

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02 May
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Congress moves ahead on transportation funding

May 2, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.org / APTA.com Congress released an omnibus agreement Monday that provides increased transportation funding for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017, with $57.651 billion in total funding for transportation and housing programs—a $350 million ...

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02 May
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Texas House should consider pluses of high-speed rail

May 1, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board – Attempts by rural legislators and others in the path of a proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas have a chance to move their cause forward Thursday at a ...

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01 May
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4 Bad “Kill High Speed Rail Bills” To Be Heard Thursday Morning in Austin

May 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire Four bills are slated to be heard by the Texas House Transportation Committee Thursday morning that could either delay or kill a privately funded bullet train project slated to be built between Dallas and ...

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30 Apr
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Sunset Ltd & Texas Eagle offer new Thruway bus connection /Heartland Flyer connection grows

April 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – New Amtrak Thruway Shuttle Service in Maricopa Connecting Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle Passengers to Phoenix and Tempe Beginning Monday, May 1, Amtrak will begin operating a Thruway bus connecting service in Maricopa, Ariz. for ...

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28 Apr
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12 Dallas State Reps Support Texas Bullet Train

April 28, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Twelve Dallas area State Representatives have signed onto a letter in support of the proposed high speed rail line to be built between Dallas and Houston and call the project “an incredible opportunity”. ...

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17 Apr
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DART CEO Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Federal Funding Needs: FAST ACT

April 15, 2017 – TRA Newswire – DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas, on behalf of the American Public Transportation Association, testified earlier this month before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Specifically, the committee wanted to hear ...

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13 Apr
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Senator Huffines: Why it’s perfectly appropriate to allow a private railroad to use eminent domain

April 13, 2017 – Dallas Morning News – Texas Senator Don Huffines – By 2050, Dallas and Houston together, according to the Texas Demographic Center, will likely share an increase of more than 4.5 million new residents. To accommodate that ...

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13 Apr
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DFW Regional Transportation Council not pleased with Sen. Burton’s “kill commuter rail” bill

April 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The North Central Texas Council of Government’s Regional Transportation Council has come out against Senate Bill 385 which would effectively kill commuter rail projects in the region and the state if passed into ...

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