Category Archives: In Our Opinion

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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04 Apr
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Waco and county officials come out in support of high speed rail

The calls to kill a $10 billion dollar high speed rail project in Texas seemed to come fast and furious…. until now. In a news story Monday, April 4 in the Waco Tribune Waco and McLennan County leaders came out in support ...

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03 Apr
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BNSF will sure miss Rollin Bredenberg

April 2016 will be remembered decades from now as the month when Rollin Bredenberg retired as V.P., Capacity Planning & Operations Research at BNSF Railway. Rollin was not only a railroader’s railroader but he was also deeply involved with transportation ...

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31 Mar
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Do it: One click shows you support high speed rail in Texas

Editorial – Surveys show that a majority of Texans want high speed rail service between our cities. However, there are some vocal rural elected leaders who would dash all hopes of creating a high speed line between Dallas and Houston that ...

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20 Mar
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Surpassing rail industry averages – KCS stock could reach $98 a share in a year

KCS Railway expected to grow North-South business through Texas into Mexico. March 18, 2016 – cwruobserver.com By the analyst ratings alone, Kansas City Southern (KSU) is not attractive to say the least. It has a mean rating of 2.6 on ...

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16 Mar
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Dallas Morning News: High-speed rail opponents are shortsighted

March 16, 2016 – Dallas Morning News Editorial As flip-flops go, Brazos Valley Council of Governments’ new opposition to high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston is more than baffling. It is bad policy, too. The regional planner had backed the ...

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03 Mar
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The Aggie Student Senate and politicians don’t outweigh public opinion on high speed rail

We purposely waited a few weeks to see if the outcome of a public poll that was conducted by The Eagle, a newspaper in Bryan/College Station, would significantly change. The answer is no. By an almost 3-1 majority the readers of the Brazos Valley newspaper still ...

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12 Feb
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Are Aggies really against high speed rail in Texas? Really??

Or was this a well orchestrated slick political ploy backed by select state legislators and rural county administrators? February 12, 2016 – The headline reads: Aggie Student Senate Opposes Eminent Domain for Train | NBC 5 Dallas-Fort Worth. Texans Against High Speed Rail ...

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08 Feb
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So what will the STB do about on-time passenger rail performance?

February 8, 2016 The Surface Transportation Board is known mostly around the rail industry as an agency that Congress charged with resolving railroad rate and service disputes and reviewing proposed railroad mergers. The usual day-in and day-out freight rail issues. That’s ...

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07 Feb
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Will Texas nay-sayers be against Interstate-14 like they are against high speed rail?

February 7, 2016 Displaced homeowners, farms and ranches cut in two, 24/7 noise issues, disruption of a rural way of life. It’s enough to get country folks boiling mad and it ought to be. No, we are not talking about some ...

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