Category Archives: In Our Opinion

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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28 Aug
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How private enterprise drives the trains in Texas

August 25, 2016 – Washington Times –  ANALYSIS/OPINION: Tim Keith: Texans are turning the tables on how to pay for nationally critical infrastructure projects, leading the way with a high-speed train project that relies on the expertise of private entrepreneurs ...

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20 Aug
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Should the Texas Railroad Commission get a new name?

August 19, 2016 – Austin American-Statesman Alarmed by a faulty railroad crossing signal in your neighborhood? Aggravated by loud, late-night honking as a freight train trundles through your community? Don’t bother calling the Texas Railroad Commission for help. Once upon ...

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17 Aug
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I-35 High-speed rail project could put local, state economies into top gear

Jessica Attas – Board of Contributors – WacoTrib.com If you’ve been in Central Texas long, you’ve likely realized the importance of Interstate 35 to our region, making possible that quick trip up to Dallas or down to Austin. In actuality, I-35 ...

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17 Aug
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Downtown Dallas Subway May Be More Popular and Possible Than We Think

Jim Schutze – Dallas Observer – August 4, 2016 Psst. Hey. Downtown property-owners and major institutions. I’m talking to you. This is between us, OK? That subway idea might be more popular and more feasible than you think. But you need ...

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17 Aug
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Study confirms freight rail backbone of TX & US economy

BY DENNIS SHINGLETON –  Special to the Star-Telegram If the North Texas economy were a living organism, our roads, runways, rails and other infrastructure would be the skeleton, with freight rail tracks serving as the backbone that keeps the entire ...

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