Author Archives: Peter LeCody

12 May
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BCS Chamber of Commerce advocates for high-speed rail through Brazos Valley

May 12, 2017 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. (KBTX) – All week long, Bryan/College Station representatives are visiting the nation’s capitol to talk to lawmakers about issues residents care about. One of the hot button topics, local transportation issues, came up Tuesday. ...

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12 May
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Union Pacific Corporation declares second quarter 2017 dividend

May 12, 2017 – TRA Newswire – In keeping with its record of paying dividends on its common stock for the past 118 consecutive years, the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) has declared a quarterly dividend ...

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09 May
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Fort Worth takes big step towards high-speed rail link with Dallas

May 9, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – BY SANDRA BAKER – As state lawmakers in Austin debate measures that could kill plans for high-speed trains between downtown Dallas and Houston, the Fort Worth City Council is moving forward with ...

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09 May
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Who would have though BNSF coal shipments were up?

May 9, 2017 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway is getting back on the right track.  The railroad reported that pre-tax earnings grew 7% in the same quarter year over year. That was because of a 6.4% volume jump and an ...

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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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