Author Archives: Peter LeCody

18 Oct
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Dallas Union Station Celebrates 100 Years

October 17, 2016 – CBSDFW.com Union Station (now renamed Eddie Bernie Johnson Union Station in honor of the transportation advocate in Congress) turned 100 years old this week, and a centennial celebration was held for the Dallas icon. Mayor Mike Rawlings and other city ...

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11 Oct
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Dallas station renamed: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station

October 11, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Dallas Union Station reaches its 100th anniversary this month, a cause to celebrate by itself. But now add to that a new banner for the historic station. A longtime North Texas transportation advocate in Congress will ...

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09 Oct
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Proposed fed regulations threaten freight rail in Texas and U.S.

October 9, 2016 – Ian Jefferies, AAR – “Sonic Automotive, the fourth-largest auto dealership group in the U.S., is entering the San Antonio market for the first time with plans to build five locations of its EchoPark used car retail ...

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08 Oct
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DART’s downtown rail decisions will affect Dallas for generations to come

October 7, 2016 – Dallas Morning News – Steve Brown – Last week I stood in the terminal at Love Field and watched a DART train zip by. It didn’t stop — can’t stop. There’s no station. That has to be ...

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07 Oct
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KCS Opens New Transload Terminal in Dallas, Texas; Names Watco as Operator

October 6, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that its U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), has opened a new, multi-commodity transload terminal at its former Zacha intermodal terminal in ...

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28 Sep
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Regional Transpo Council Seeks Ideas on DFW High-Speed Rail Development

September 29, 2016 – TRA Newswire Responses to Request for Information due Nov. 18 (Arlington, Texas) – North Texas is poised to be a testing ground for high-speed rail in the US, and the Regional Transportation Council is ready to ...

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28 Sep
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DART approves 2017 budget with money for downtown and suburban rail

September 27, 2016 – Dallas Morning News – The Dallas Area Rapid Transit board on Tuesday approved a $976 million budget for 2017 that includes funding for two projects that have led to a clash between Dallas and its neighbors. DART ...

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28 Sep
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Houston-Dallas bullet train faces new legal issues

September 27, 2016 – BizJournals.com A Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail company has found itself in legal wrangle with a landowner who refuses to let company surveyors on his property. Dallas-based Texas Central Partners sought a court order in Harris County to ...

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28 Sep
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40 year rail veteran Peter Espy named new Rail Division Director at TxDOT

September 30, 2016 – TRA Exclusive – Peter Espy, a 40 year transit and passenger/freight rail veteran, has been named Rail Division Director at the Texas Department of Transportation, effective October 1. Espy holds a Bachelor’s degree in economics from ...

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28 Sep
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Texas State Railroad announces October Pumpkin Patch Express for the kids

September 28, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Every Saturday and Sunday in October the Texas State Railroad’s Pumpkin Patch Express will roll out of the Rusk Depot, headed for their special Halloween site. Trains will depart at 11:30am and 2:30pm each day ...

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