Category Archives: Texas Rail News

20 Oct
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Union Pacific unveils commemorative locomotive honoring U.S. Armed Forces

October 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific paid tribute to the United States armed forces by unveiling UP No. 1943 The Spirit locomotive at San Antonio’s Sunset Station Thursday. Only the 16th commemorative locomotive presented in Union Pacific’s ...

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20 Oct
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Rail or bus? CAMPO greenlights MoKan study from Williamson County to East Austin

October 20, 2017 – AustinMonitor.com – The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization Transportation Policy Board on Monday evening signed off on a plan to spend $500,000 to study the viability of the MoKan corridor, the largely unused swath of right of ...

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20 Oct
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Kansas City Southern reports record third quarter 2017 operating income and operating ratio

October 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – In a nutshell: third quarter revenues of $657 million, an increase of 9% from third quarter 2016 on a 3% increase in carloads Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE:KSU) reported third quarter 2017 revenues ...

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18 Oct
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Houston groundbreaking: 2 million square foot complex to be UP rail served

October 18, 2017 – bizjournals.com – Houston-based Pontikes Development will soon break ground on a 3 million-square-foot speculative warehouse and distribution park near Port Houston. Most of the park will be rail served. JLL’s John Talhelm, who will be marketing the ...

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18 Oct
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New study provides framework for determining ROI in High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail corridors

October 5, 2017 – MassTransitMag.com – A new report released by the American Public Transportation Association provides a framework for assessing the return on investment (ROI) associated with high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects (HSR&IPR). This seminal report called “Framework ...

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18 Oct
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Hurricane Harvey still disrupting some industries along the Texas coast / rail tallies cost

October 17, 2017 – Two related stories: Railroads, shippers assess damage wrought by two historic storms – ProgressiveRailroading.com – As of late September, railroads and transit agencies affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma were still evaluating the toll the devastating ...

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18 Oct
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Take a sneak peek at TEXRail trains that will carry riders in Fort Worth next year

October 16, 2017 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – BY Gordon Dickson – One of the first TEX Rail cars off the assembly line was publicly unveiled last week during a transit exposition in Atlanta — and Fort Worth officials ...

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18 Oct
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KCS Railway announces new safety, environmental push

October 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that it has formed a new Health, Safety and Environmental group within the Operations department to consolidate occupational health, workplace and public safety, and environmental functions under ...

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06 Oct
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Texas trains will roll as unions, freight-rail carriers reach tentative agreement on 5-year contract

October 6, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – The six unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) have reached a tentative agreement with the nation’s freight-rail carriers, the unions announced yesterday. The CBG represents the American Train Dispatchers Association; the Brotherhood of ...

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05 Oct
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Another key player, WSP USA, joins the Texas bullet train consortium

October 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Another key player, WSP USA,  joins Texas Central railroad as the company moves ahead on its pre-construction phase of the bullet train project to connect Houston to North Texas. WSP will provide engineering ...

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