Category Archives: Texas Rail News

13 Dec
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DART Moving Forward With Security Improvements

December 13, 2017 – NBCDFW.com – The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors on Tuesday approved plans and funding for several security improvements to light rail and bus systems. DART spokesperson Morgan Lyons said the upgrades focus in on ...

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11 Dec
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Texas Central’s new Chairman of the Board

December 10, 2017 – TRA Newswire –   Temple-based business executive Drayton McLane Jr., with businesses in both Houston and Dallas, named chairman as Texas Bullet Train moves forward  Says high-speed rail project leverages “the capital and spirit of entrepreneurs,” not taxpayer dollars ...

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04 Dec
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Officials mark 90 mile South Orient rail line rehab project – more to come

December 4, 2017 – TRA Newswire – FHWA funds improvements to the South Orient Rail Line SAN ANGELO – Texas Transportation Commissioner Tryon Lewis and State Rep. Drew Darby led a gathering of county, state and transportation officials in a ...

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25 Nov
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Three things must happen before North Texans can get TEX Rail commuter trains

November 24, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Gordon Dickson – If all goes according to plan, a year from now the long-awaited TEX Rail commuter train service will make its maiden voyage from downtown Fort Worth to Grapevine and ...

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25 Nov
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New tunnel allows double-stack trains from U.S. direct to Mexico City

November 21, 2017 – JOC.com – The two major Mexican railroads have a stronger shot at convincing shippers to convert more of their cargo from roads and highways to the tracks, as one carrier increases its double-stacking capabilities and higher ...

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25 Nov
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Union Pacific reports third quarter Positive Train Control progress

November 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific continues to make strides implementing positive train control (PTC). Accomplishments in the third quarter 2017 include: Preparing 31 additional track segments for PTC operations, bringing the total number of track segments to 135 ...

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25 Nov
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Officials: Texas Eagle safe, but railroad funding needs to be stable

November 12, 2017 – Longview News-Journal – The nation’s passenger rail system and the Texas Eagle train that stops in Longview appear to be safe from federal budget cuts for now, but rail advocates say train travel needs more than ...

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25 Nov
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Dallas & Fort Worth move toward high speed rail connection

November 13, 2017 – Dallas Morning News  – Dallas and Fort Worth officials are moving forward on plans to create a separate entity to manage a potential high-speed connection between the two cities. The Dallas City Council’s Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure & Sustainability ...

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25 Nov
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KCS Holiday Train to stop in Hurricane Harvey coastal cities to distribute gift cards

November 25, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern’s 17th annual Holiday Express will distribute a total of $172,500 in gift cards to The Salvation Army at stops along the route hard hit by Hurricane Harvey in Texas.  The ...

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10 Nov
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Rail Passengers Petition Supreme Court about on-time performance standards

November 9, 2017  – TRA Newswire – Lower Court Decision Frustrates Congress’ Goal To Reduce Train Delays That Harm Millions of Passengers Washington D.C. – The Rail Passengers Association, legally known as the National Association of Railroad Passengers–or NARP, petitioned the Supreme ...

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