Category Archives: In Our Opinion

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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06 Oct
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A derailment ahead for freight service in Texas?

Texas Tribune TribTalk – October 5, 2015   The only time most Texans pay attention to railroads is when they are caught at a crossing waiting for a freight train to pass. But much of what we take for granted ...

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30 Sep
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Choosing public transit saves $10k a year in Dallas, other cities

Dallas one of top 20 cities where rail can put $10,000 back in your pocket. Washington, D.C. Public transportation gets you where you want to be both physically and fiscally. When you choose to ride public transit you make a ...

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30 Sep
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Americans love trains. So should conservatives.

William S. Lind and Glen D. Bottoms • AmericanConservative.com September 8, 2015   At root, conservatism is about preserving good things from the past and, where they have been lost, restoring them. Conservatives know that life in the past was ...

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17 Sep
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Welcome to the “new” TRA website

You are now experiencing the new Texas Rail Advocates website which was launched Saturday September 19. UPDATE SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 19, 2015: The TRA email addresses are not yet operational. Emails sent to @texasrailadvocates.org will not reach their destination. we will ...

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14 Sep
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Tyler paper’s high speed rail editorial went off the tracks

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015 – Tyler Morning Telegraph The Sunday July 26 editorial “High Speed Rail Won’t Work in Texas” misses a few key facts. Linking two of the top 10 metropolitan areas in the country (Dallas and Houston) ...

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