Category Archives: Texas Rail News

17 Apr
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DART CEO Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Federal Funding Needs: FAST ACT

April 15, 2017 – TRA Newswire – DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas, on behalf of the American Public Transportation Association, testified earlier this month before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Specifically, the committee wanted to hear ...

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13 Apr
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DFW Regional Transportation Council not pleased with Sen. Burton’s “kill commuter rail” bill

April 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The North Central Texas Council of Government’s Regional Transportation Council has come out against Senate Bill 385 which would effectively kill commuter rail projects in the region and the state if passed into ...

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13 Apr
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Union Pacific to spend $452 million in Texas infrastructure – NAFTA helps drives business

Updated April 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $452 million infrastructure investment in Texas this year. Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit Texas’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds. An ...

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11 Apr
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TRA testifies against Texas House Bill 3440: TxDOT should steer direction of high speed rail and not lawmakers

April 11, 2017 -TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – (Updated April 12) The Texas House Transportation Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on HB3440, a bill to create a joint interim committee that would come up with a strategy for a high speed passenger rail network ...

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11 Apr
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Frac sand is driving an increase in railcar movements and new equipment

April 11, 2017 – TRA Newswire – There’s been an upswing in drilling so far this year and that’s translating into good news for Texas railroads that are hauling frac sand. Frac sand is a durable sand used in hydraulic ...

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10 Apr
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Trinity Railway Express “workhorse” Budd DMU’s going to Vermont

April 10, 2017 – TRA Newswire / VermontBiz.com – A Vermont company planning to launch a regional commuter rail service has purchased 12 self-propelled rail cars from Dallas Area Rapid Transit that ran reliably for years on the Trinity Railway Express ...

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10 Apr
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Dallas-based Short Line railroad operator expands to Indiana

April 6, 2017 – TRA Newswire – TNW Logistic Services, LLC, a wholly owned subsidiary of TNW Corporation, announced today a partnership with the Perry County Port Authority (PCPA) to expand economic development opportunities in the Tell City River Port ...

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05 Apr
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TRA testimony before Senate Transpo Committee: opposed bills to kill high speed rail

April 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – UPDATED All five of the bills that TRA opposed passed the committee today. Texas Rail Advocates Executive Director Chris Lippincott testified before the Senate Transportation Committee today and expressed TRA’s views ...

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04 Apr
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5 bills to kill the Texas Bullet Train to be heard April 5th by the Senate Transportation Committee

April 4, 2016 – TRA Newswire – The Texas Senate Transportation Committee will hear five bills Wednesday morning that can either cripple or kill one of the largest transportation projects proposed for Texas. According to the private developer of the ...

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03 Apr
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Union Pacific is safest US railroad second year in a row

April 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific became the safest U.S. railroad and achieved its best annual employee safety performance in the company’s 154-year history in 2016. This marks the second consecutive year Union Pacific was the top-performing ...

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