Category Archives: In Our Opinion

17 Feb
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What the Reason Foundation Gets Wrong About the Texas Bullet Train

February 16, 2017 – Chris Lippincott, TRA Executive Director – The Reason Foundation recently issued a policy brief urging caution in the development of high-speed train service in Texas. Despite Reason’s reputation as a thoughtful participant in transportation policy debates, ...

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17 Feb
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McLane: Texas Bullet Train Project Will Be A Thriving Economic Engine

February 14, 2017 – Houston Chronicle – By Drayton McLane Jr – With the Super Bowl behind us, how many Texans would have enjoyed football’s biggest week even more had it not been for the traffic hassles to get to ...

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11 Feb
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Will Trump Be The High Speed Trains President? Texas Central Cited

February 10, 2017 –  McClatchy Newspapers – BY CURTIS TATE Could Donald Trump be the president who brings high-speed rail to America? The Obama administration spent nearly $10 billion to improve passenger rail service across the country. While it accomplished ...

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05 Feb
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TRA President responds to TX Representative Cook’s comments on bullet train project

February 4, 2017 – The following guest column from Texas State Representative Byron Cook appeared in several local newspapers between Dallas and Houston, criticizing the high speed train project. His column appears first followed by Texas Rail Advocates President Peter ...

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02 Feb
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Private sector Texas Central bullet train highlighted on Fox Business

January 31, 2017 – FoxBusiness.com Texas Central, the private company that is building a high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston was highlighted as one of two important infrastructure projects on the Fox Business Channel’s Varney & Company. http://video.foxbusiness.com/v/5305020503001/?#sp=show-clips ...

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01 Jan
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French: Houston’s future rides on regional and high speed rail

December 31, 2016 – Houston Chronicle – Let’s get rolling. To move Texas’ economy forward and enhance our quality of life, local and state lawmakers in 2017 must address our road infrastructure funding gaps, embrace transit and prioritize rail needs. ...

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23 Dec
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Want to save $9,023 in 2017 and lower your blood pressure? Take the train (and the bus)

December 22, 2016 – The American Public Transportation Association (APTA) wants to save you $9,023 in 2017. We’re also thinking a lot more than money. Less stress and more “me time”.   The annual savings is $9,712 for a person ...

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16 Dec
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Why conservatives should support high-speed rail in Texas

December 13, 2016 – Washington Examiner –   Op-Ed by Holly Reed –  In a recent Washington Examiner piece, Blog Contributor Charles Sauer attempted to channel Superman while discussing the high-speed train that will connect north Texas and Houston and bring significant ...

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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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