Category Archives: In Our Opinion

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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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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