Category Archives: In Our Opinion

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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25 Sep
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Will High-Speed Rail Development In Texas Benefit California?

September 24, 2016 – CleanTechnica.com The planned 240-mile Texas Central high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston seems to be coming along well, with it looking increasingly likely that Texas will be the first in North America to become home ...

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23 Sep
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3 North TX mayors: We need new DART line downtown and in N suburbs

September 22, 2016 – Dallas Morning News – By Todd Meier, Harry LaRosiliere and Paul Voelker – The original vision for a regional transportation system, when the Dallas Area Rapid Transit was first conceived, was a collaborative plan that would ...

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21 Sep
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Does Governor Greg Abbott Even Have A Clue How Transportation Works?

September 20, 2016 – SAcurrent.com – Steve Jansen – Even if Greg Abbott thinks that bullet trains in Texas are a complete waste of dough, it might be wise, in the future, to not actually say that out loud. Because ...

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15 Sep
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Why North Texas needs the Cotton Belt commuter train line

September 13, 2016 – Dallas Morning News – Lee M. Kleinman – Dallas City Council – The Cotton Belt is good for Dallas. The proposed east-west commuter line that would connect Dallas, Richardson and Plano with Dallas Fort Worth International ...

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05 Sep
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Bye Bye Joe; Welcome to Amtrak, Wick

September 1, 2016 – Commentary by Russ Jackson – Here it is the first of September, 2016, and a new Amtrak era begins at the top of the ladder.  Wick Moorman, 64, until last year the CEO of the Norfolk Southern ...

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