Category Archives: Texas Rail News

15 Feb
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Union Pacific reports fourth quarter Positive Train Control progress

February 15, 2018 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific continues to make strides implementing positive train control (PTC). The company anticipates it will make all required deadlines for installing PTC on its network. As allowed by federal law, Union Pacific ...

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15 Feb
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FRA Administrator Ron Batory finally confirmed by U.S. Senate

February 15, 2018 – TRA Newswire & rtands.com – The U.S. Senate, in a voice vote Tuesday night finally approved President Trump’s nomination of Ronald Batory as the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Batory’s confirmation had been sidelined ...

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12 Feb
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Amtrak route from Meridian MS to Fort Worth comes after Gulf Coast train

February 3, 2018 – meridianstar.com – Negotiations are underway to revive a long-awaited Amtrak route connecting Atlanta and Ft. Worth, Texas, through Meridian, but it has taken a backseat to a Gulf Coast train route that was abandoned after Hurricane ...

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12 Feb
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Rail Passengers Association supports Texas bullet train project

February 9, 2018 – transportationtodaynews.com – Jim Mathews, president and CEO of the Rail Passengers Association (RPA), recently sent a letter to Juan D. Reyes, III, Federal Railroad Administration acting deputy administrator, to voice support for Texas Central Railway’s (TCR) ...

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12 Feb
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What the Brazoria-Fort Bend Rail District project could mean for Gulf Coast area

February 9, 2018 – Communityimpact.com – The Brazoria-Fort Bend Rail District project consists of a proposed 65-mile stretch of rail line from the Port of Freeport to a proposed logistics facility in Rosenberg. If constructed the rail line could bring ...

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12 Feb
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A railroad owned by Warren Buffett joins blockchain Transport Alliance (BiTA)

Feb Berkshire Hathaway-owned BNSF, which is a railway found in Ft. Worth, Texas is the latest member of Blockchain Transport Alliance (BiTA). BiTA comprises of more than 200 freight and logistics plays which are very interested in establishing distributed ledger ...

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09 Feb
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BNSF is 100% installed on Positive Train Control infrastructure – now in implementation

February 9, 2018 – TRA Newswire  – BNSF is the first and only Class I railroad to complete installation of all mandated Positive Train Control (PTC) infrastructure on their network. As the company moves toward meeting the December 31 2018 ...

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05 Feb
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Texas Central picks location for bullet train passenger station in Houston

February 5, 2018 – TRA Newswire – Highlighting Houston’s history as a major railway hub, Mayor Sylvester Turner and developers of the Texas Bullet Train announced today the preferred site of the new passenger station, at the Northwest Mall near ...

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29 Jan
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Capital Metro approves president/CEO contract, new leader starts March 7

January 29, 2018 – CommunityImpact. com – The new leader of the Capital Metro transit agency starts the job March 7, just in time for one of the city’s largest events, the South by Southwest Conference & Festivals on March 9-18. Capital ...

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29 Jan
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Amtrak to conduct study on expanding passenger rail service from Fort Worth to Wichita, Newton KS

January 29, 2018 – KMUW.og – Amtrak is moving ahead on a feasibility study regarding the possible extension of the Heartland Flyer route. The Kansas Department of Transportation made the announcement late Friday in a statement released by the city of Wichita. ...

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