Category Archives: In Our Opinion

17 Aug
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It’s time for rail along Houston’s 290

By Roy N. Kent – YourHoustonNews.com Anyone who has driven the route knows that the flow of traffic from Houston to Austin is a 24-hour endeavor. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night, you will see cars along the ...

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03 Aug
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Ironic twist: Forbes writer blasts “wasteful” Austin MetroRail same time $50M TOD project announced

August 3, 2016 – TRA Comment Somedays you just have to admire the irony. Forbes magazine stringer Scott Beyer, in a July 29 posting on the Forbes.com site charged that “Austin’s Commuter Rail Is A Monument to Government Waste.” The ...

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27 Jul
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Texas’ high-speed train: Right project, right way, right time

BY HOLLY REED Special to the Star-Telegram A high-speed train between North Texas and Houston offers Texans more than quick relief from traffic-choked highways. The privately developed project will be an economic powerhouse, creating local jobs, generating community tax revenue ...

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27 Jul
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Texas/Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study: energize it or put it on a dusty shelf

If the future of high speed passenger rail in the I-35 corridor means anything to you then here is your ONE chance to see, speak out and comment on it. The recently released Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study from the Texas Department ...

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24 Jul
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They’re not unicorns, they’re R’s who like buses and trains: Betsy Price & Mick Cornett

July 20, 2016 Former Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood denounced the parts of his party’s platform having to do with transportation on Tuesday, saying it’s out of step with what most younger Americans want — walkable neighborhoods where people don’t always ...

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24 Jul
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Trump wants high-speed rail but idea clashes with House Republicans

Donald Trump voices support for investing in high-speed rail House Republicans have repeatedly tried to derail California project High-speed rail was an early priority for Obama administration Read more here: http://www.miamiherald.com/news/politics-government/article89669187.html#storylink=cpy

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24 Jul
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Why high-speed train service has failed to gain traction in the US

July 14, 2016 – Constructiondive.com Getting people from point A to point B as quickly and efficiently as possible is the basic goal of mass transit, and, generally speaking, faster is better. Much of the world, however, is far outpacing ...

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07 Jul
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Editorial: Praise DART rail for 20 years of progress; the next 20 may be even tougher

By Dallas Morning News Editorial newsfeedback+editorial@dallasnews.com July 7, 2016 Twenty years ago, Dallas Area Rapid Transit opened 11 miles of service on the Blue and Red lines, a first step toward developing the largest light-rail network in America. By this ...

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06 Jul
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Could Virgin Trains run Texas Central’s future trains?

Here’s a most interesting question. Is it possible that UK-based Virgin Trains could supply the on-board crews to run Japanese-type bullet trains between Dallas and Houston? If so, this would bring a very high level of service to Texans who ...

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04 Jul
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Outrageous statements on Texas high speed rail project from public official

July 4, 2016 Tall Texas tales. The Waxahachie Daily Light published an opinion piece from Commissioner Marty Hiles of the Community Development Sub Regional Planning Commission in its June 30, 2016 edition. This is not the first time we have seen Mr. ...

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