Category Archives: In Our Opinion

20 Oct
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Texas bullet train would boost Brazos Valley economy

October 19, 2017 – Dennis Goehring, Columnist for The Eagle – Most of my career has been devoted to economic development for the cities of Bryan and College Station. I’ve learned that timing and positive decisions will have a lasting ...

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20 Oct
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When a Dallas newcomer pits DART against driving to work, the winner may surprise you

October 20, 2017 – Jay Caruso, Dallas Morning News Editorial Writer – My move to The Dallas Morning News this year happened quickly. It required me to move to Texas a month ahead of my family to start work and get settled ...

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18 Oct
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No rail: Amazon HQ2 should be a wakeup call for San Antonio

October 16, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board – San Antonio has decided not to throw its hat into the Amazon ring — a point that has understandably disappointed some in the community. The prospect of being home to ...

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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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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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Less Lanes. More Trains!
23 Sep
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Think your commute is bad? Unless Texas cities update transpo systems it could get worse

September 22, 2017 – TexasStandard.com – When asked about their daily commute to work, residents of some of Texas’ largest cities may offer a groan in response. But solutions to Texas’ traffic problems – a lack of reliable mass transit, ...

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20 Sep
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Texas Central is making progress in its aim to build the nation’s first ‘bullet train’

September 20, 2017 – Progressive Railroading – By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor At a ceremony held last month at Houston’s City Hall, Mayor Sylvester Turner could hardly contain his enthusiasm about a proposed 240-mile bullet train between the city and ...

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10 Sep
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Gas shortage reveals San Antonio needs better transit options

September 10, 2017 – Express-News Editorial Board – It didn’t have to be this way, San Antonio. We didn’t have to nearly run out of gas over Labor Day weekend. Long lines could have been avoided. The focus could have remained ...

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29 Aug
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Congressman Brady tries to derail the Texas bullet train, again

August 29, 2017 – TRA Commentary – Not satisfied with his earlier anti-Texas bullet train rants and filings, Congressman Kevin Brady (R) Conroe, has filed an amendment to the Omnibus Appropriations Bill to derail the project. And we always thought that ...

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14 Aug
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What you need to know about Texas Central and high speed trains

August 14, 2017 – TRA Opinion – If we’re going to have the first high speed passenger rail line in the country right here in Texas then you need to know the who, what, when, where and why of Texas ...

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