Category Archives: In Our Opinion

04 Jun
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Houston business community embraces PHSR while Dallas office opens for train operator

Five Houston-area organizations have added their voices in support of Texas’ private high-speed rail (PHSR) project, recognizing it as a catalyst for economic development and an innovative alternative for Texans’ growing transportation demands. The Cy-Fair Houston Chamber of Commerce, the Greater ...

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04 Jun
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TRE service expansion is the right move

Trinity Railway Express officials recently unveiled plans to increase service on the Dallas to Fort Worth corridor and that’s the right move for the railroad. Shortening the time between waiting for trains should increase ridership. The words we appreciate most in ...

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14 May
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The Hill blogger: don’t let facts get in the way of your Texas HSR story

In a blog post on The Hill, which is normally a respected Washington insider website, an article appeared this week that the writer apparently did not bother to let facts get in the way of her Texas high speed rail ...

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05 May
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Anti-rail is rallying: Now is the time to support Texas high speed rail

The group known as Texans Against High Speed Rail has initiated a campaign to flood the Surface Transportation Board in Washington with petitions that, even well couched in the guise of eminent domain, just want to flat out kill the Texas high ...

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05 May
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Q&A: Why Texas Central needs Federal Approval to build a high speed rail line

To clear the air of misinformation being circulated by rural Texans trying to kill a high speed rail project between Dallas and Houston we asked Texas Central to clarify why they need approval from the Surface Transportation Board  (STB) in ...

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27 Apr
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The rural war on Texas high speed rail

The hits just keep on coming. It’s another interesting month watching the rhetoric from rural interests intent on killing a high speed rail project between Dallas and Houston. First we heard from Marty Hiles, Commissioner, Ellis County Community Development Sub Regional Planning Commission. Mr. ...

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20 Apr
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Fox News O’Reilly: Fact we don’t have high speed rail is flat out irresponsible

April 20, 2016 – Bill O’Reilly is not one to mince words. The conservative host of the O’Reilly Factor, the #1 cable news show in the U.S. thinks that our infrastructure and mass transportation systems are a mess. On his ...

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20 Apr
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Covington: A new approach to regional rail in Central Texas

April 20, 2016 – Opinion / Austin-American Statesman / Sid Covington / Lone Star Rail Last week, the Lone Star Rail District board of directors voted overwhelmingly to improve our region’s mobility by endorsing the completion of an environmental impact ...

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09 Apr
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CEO: High-speed rail, moving Texas forward without taxpayer grants or bailouts

In an Op-Ed article Texas Central CEO Tim Keith reiterates that the company is not looking for state or federal help in building their 240 mile high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. In the March 24, 2016 release ...

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05 Apr
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Naysayers are wrong: TEX Rail a boon for Tarrant

DART rail service has brought billions to Dallas economy Spur development, get people to work and save precious time TEX Rail will open in 2018 with more than 9,000 daily riders BY KATHY INGLE  AND JEFF DAVIS April 5, 2016 ...

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