Category Archives: In Our Opinion

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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03 Aug
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Texas, Railroad Successes Linked

TRA Opinion – We Texans have a lot of pride and for good reason. We have great sports teams, great universities, an actively growing population and the second largest economy in the U.S. Even with the energy industry in a ...

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30 Jul
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Newspaper: Passenger rail could be a boon for Oklahoma

July 29, 2017 – TahlequahDailyPress.com – State Reps. Monroe Nichols and Forrest Bennett are on the right side of history – and they’re on the side of Oklahomans who believe restoration of a robust passenger rail service could be a ...

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09 Jul
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How to pay for Texas’ $12 billion bullet train without asking the state for money

Jill Cowan – Economy Writer for Dallas Morning News – Texas Central Partners has repeated its promise time and time again. It will connect Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes with the nation’s first high-speed rail line. And it will ...

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04 Jul
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Guest column: Another Amtrak CEO…and flyover country

July 4, 2017 – Commentary by Russ Jackson –  Commerce, Oklahoma (not California) is a small town in the northeast corner of Oklahoma near the Kansas border, population 2,400 hardy souls.  This town sits astride the original Route 66 highway, ...

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