Category Archives: In Our Opinion

28 Jun
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Go celebrate Texas State Railroad’s 135th birthday over the July 4th weekend

June 28, 2016 If you’re looking for something fun to do over the July 4th long weekend, head out to East Texas and join in the 135th birthday celebration of the historic Texas State Railroad. Janet Gregg, Special Events Manager ...

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28 Jun
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1st in a series: Why high speed rail will work between Dallas and Houston: Time

June 28, 2016 The Texas Department of Transportation in their March 21, 2013 Statewide Ridership Analysis for passenger rail brought out some interesting facts and figures. Many of which you may not have heard before. The analysis identified numerous passenger rail ...

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17 Jun
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State Rep Byron Cook tries to kill High Speed Rail with Grammar

A state Republican representative from Corsicana, just south of Dallas, thinks that Texas Central High-Speed Rail should not be allowed to acquire any land because they are not yet ‘operating’ as a railroad. The Dallas Morning News Transportation Writer Brandon Formby ...

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11 Jun
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Intern riding trains and bike across U.S. & Texas to learn about transit

June 10, 2016 –  College student Elena Studier’s journey stops Saturday in Fort Worth Halfway through 10,000-mile tour, she hasn’t been disappointed yet After riding her bike around Fort Worth, she’ll take TRE to Dallas BY GORDON DICKSON – Fort ...

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07 Jun
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Welcome NARP’s intern to Texas June 10-13 on her 10,000 mile rail/bike journey

It’s not unusual that a 20 year old college student would want to see the country over her summer break. What is out of the norm is that this young lady is doing it by rail. 10,000 miles. With her bike. The ...

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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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