Category Archives: In Our Opinion

26 Nov
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Amid Great Progress, Texas High-Speed Rail Takes a Big Step Back

November 19, 2015 – Eric Jaffe –  CityLab.com   Federal officials rule the rail line won’t stop in DPlugins 0owntown Houston America’s train-loving vice president has bestowed his official blessing on theprivately funded high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas. On ...

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26 Nov
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VP calls Dallas-Houston bullet train beginning of new transportation era in America

November 18, 2015 – Brandon Formby – Dallas Morning News Transportation Blog   Vice President Joe Biden stood atop a sun-drenched rooftop in the Cedars on Wednesday to sing the praises of a planned high-speed rail line between Dallas and ...

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20 Nov
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High-speed rail between San Antonio, Texas and Monterrey, Mexico will happen

November 11, 2015 – Latinalista.com McALLEN, RGV – A high-speed passenger rail line between San Antonio and Monterrey is going to happen, says state Rep. Richard Peña Raymond. The Laredo Democrat made the prediction at a news conference held at ...

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02 Nov
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Improper for Soil/Water Conservation Directors to oppose bullet train?

Public vs. Private. Was it correct and legal for member Directors of a Texas agency that derives part of their funding from state appropriations, the U.S. Department of Agriculture and the EPA to vote in opposition of a high speed ...

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31 Oct
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It’s time for the ODOT-TxDOT Heartland Flyer to grow up

June 14, 1999 was the first run of the Oklahoma state supported Heartland Flyer, a daily train that made a round-trip between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas. It ended a twenty year drought of passenger rail service in that ...

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26 Oct
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Why we support Prop 7 – even if no direct rail component

Sure it’s for roads, but there’s a small asterisk. We need good roads to get us to future freight and passenger rail projects that the state legislature has been ignoring for years. One step at a time. If voters give ...

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24 Oct
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High-speed rail pits urban against rural

Mitchell Schnurman – Dallas Morning News – October 20 2015 $130M worth of high-speed rail design work will be done at selected firms’ risk Who’s gonna stop progress in its tracks, especially when it’s counted in the billions of dollars? ...

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24 Oct
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Dallas readers sound off on potential TRE & A Train service suspension

(TRA Note: Dallas Morning News readers respond to possible train service cuts if Congress does not approve an extension of mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) legislation that most all railroads will not be able to have in place by December ...

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21 Oct
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Will Texas Voters enshrine failed transpo policy in the state’s constitution?

Streetsblog – October 20, 2015 – by Angie Schmitt When Texas voters go to the polls this November they will decide an issue of enormous consequence to the future of the state. Adding more lanes isn’t going to fix Texas’s transportation ...

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15 Oct
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High speed rail could transform home-campus commute, says students and advocates.

Stopover planned 20 miles from A&M could transform home-campus commute, says students and advocates. October 15, 2015 -By Chris Martin – www.thebatt.com Future Texas A&M students could travel from campus to Houston or Dallas in a third of the time ...

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