Category Archives: In Our Opinion

02 Apr
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Texas Eagle train loss would nix eastward plans

March 25, 2017 – Glenn Evans – Longview News-Journal – A planned east-west train route allowing Longview residents to ride to New York and beyond is imperiled under a federal budget proposal that would eliminate funding for long-haul Amtrak routes, ...

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24 Mar
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65 bills in the Texas legislature that can end passenger rail service

March 23, 2017 – Attendees at the Transit Coalition of North Texas were told today that there are 65 bills in the Texas House and Senate that could ultimately end present and future passenger train service, whether at the local or ...

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20 Mar
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Prez’s budget calls for end to national network trains: NARP says National Or Nothing

March 16, 2017 –  National Association of Railroad Passengers  – The White House released its “skinny budget”—a general budget outline with few programmatic details and while infrastructure investment has been a major theme of President Trump’s campaign and first 100 days, ...

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28 Feb
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Dallas News: Dallas – Houston Bullet Train Seems Like A No-Brainer

February 28, 2016 – Mitchell Schnurman – Dallas Morning News Business Insight – As a transit option, a Texas bullet train would be a major breakthrough. As an economic development project, it would be off the charts. That’s because taxpayers ...

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24 Feb
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Lawmakers file flurry of misguided bills to derail the Dallas-to-Houston bullet train

February 23, 2017 – Dallas Morning News Editorial The Texas bullet train project is moving ahead, hitting milestones and keeping alive the audacious promise of a 90-minute train ride between Dallas and Houston. But yet again, a big potential roadblock ...

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19 Feb
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Randall O’Toole’s Misguided Effort to Derail The Texas Bullet Train

February 19, 2017 – Commentary from TRA President Peter LeCody – And I always thought that the CATO folks cherished private enterprise over taxpayer funded projects. Gee, was I dead wrong. I guess they need to have a talk with ...

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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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