Category Archives: Texas Rail News

23 May
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White House Doubles Down on Cuts to Infrastructure Investment, Slashes Amtrak Routes and Transit Funding

May 23, 2017 – NARPrail.org and APTA.com – The Trump Administration released a 2018 detailed budget proposal that guts funding to Amtrak’s long-distance trains, and slashes funding to key transit and transportation funding programs, threatening to accelerate the deterioration of ...

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23 May
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BNSF to serve American PetroLog’s new 8 acre North Texas terminal

May 23, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – American PetroLog LLC has completed construction of a storage and transload terminal in Venus, Texas, that will be served by BNSF Railway Co. In January, the company acquired the assets of B&E Grain Inc. ...

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21 May
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TxDOT to hold workshops in June: tell them you want rail to “Move Texas Freight”

May 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Texas Department of Transportation will be holding a series of workshops around the state during the month of June to get your input on ideas on to keep Texas freight moving. This ...

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21 May
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Texas House welcomes driverless cars but hostile toward high speed passenger trains

May 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Our Texas lawmakers are on course to pass two bills that would put restrictions on present and future passenger rail projects. Other forms of transportation do not have these same restrictions. It is ...

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20 May
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Texas Central high-speed rail project to announce global design/build consortium

May 18, 2017 – kxas.com – Texas Central, the Dallas company planning to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston, has reached a deal with a major global consortium to design and build the project. An official announcement is ...

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20 May
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Avera to develop Union Pacific rail-served industrial facility in Houston

May 20, 2017 – cpexecutive.com The 143-acre Bayport Logistics Park will feature 7,000 feet of frontage on a Union Pacific rail line and will eventually comprise three or four buildings. Houston-based Avera Cos. will be developing a 143-acre industrial complex ...

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17 May
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TRA Exec Director testifies against SB979 in Austin – singles out high speed rail vs. other modes

May 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Rail Advocates Executive Director Chris Lippincott testified today before the House Land and Resource Management Committee against Senate Bill 979 which could put limits on future high speed railroad projects. The bill relates to ...

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16 May
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Breaking: House committee to hear bill Wednesday that’s BAD for high speed rail

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – SENATE BILL 979 TO BE HEARD WEDNESDAY MORNING IN AUSTIN IN HOUSE LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. ROOM E2.026.   CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO OPPOSE THIS JOB KILLING BILL. THAT IS BLATANTLY ...

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16 May
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Rare mileage run for Amtrak fans in Texas through June 21

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – It’s been over half a century since a regularly scheduled passenger train passed through Tyler, Texas but that is about to change, at least for about a month. Due to extensive track work ...

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16 May
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Union Pacific chief says fix NAFTA, not scrap it

May 16, 2017 – Trains Magazine – CHICAGO — Union Pacific Railroad’s chairman and chief executive said he is hopeful that the Trump Administration will do what’s best for America’s railroads if and when negotiations are held to rework the ...

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