Category Archives: Texas Rail News

20 Mar
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Passenger rail advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled

March 17, 2017 – RT&S.com – Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) response was more moderate. Acting ...

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16 Mar
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Trump Administration’s first budget calls for end to national network trains – dumps urban transit

Updated March 16, 2017 – NARPrail.org & TRA Newswire – The White House released its “skinny budget”—a general budget outline with few programmatic details—today. And while infrastructure investment has been a major theme of President Trump’s campaign and first 100 ...

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15 Mar
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Texas bullet train firm calls provision added to Senate budget a “job killer”

March 15, 2017 – Texas Tribune Officials with Texas Central Partners, the private firm developing the Houston-Dallas high-speed rail line, said the rider added to the state senate’s proposed budget Wednesday would put their project at risk. BY BRANDON FORMBY ...

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14 Mar
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Passengers oppose job-killing resolutions aimed at proposed Texas bullet train

March 14, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Freestone County Times – Washington, D.C. — The National Association of Railroad Passengers is calling on leaders in the Texas State Legislature to reject a draft of job-killing regulations aimed at the private-sector project ...

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09 Mar
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Texas Central fights legislators’ efforts to kill high-speed rail project

March 9, 2017 – Progressive Railroading Magazine – Texas Central Partners LLC is fighting state lawmakers’ plans to kill its privately funded project to build a Dallas-to-Houston bullet-train passenger service. Earlier this week, almost 9,000 citizen letters in support of ...

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09 Mar
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Rep Ashby files bill to help Texas short line railroads

January 9, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Representative Trent Ashby (R), Lufkin, has filed House Bill 3566 that would allow the 43 short line railroads that operate in Texas the ability to use tax credits for certain railroad reconstruction and ...

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28 Feb
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BNSF announces 2016 customer economic development results – includes $1 3 billion Arkansas steel mill

February 28, 2017 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF)  announced that customers served by the freight rail provider invested nearly $3.5 billion in 2016. This figure reflects several large investments by customers including the completion of Big River ...

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28 Feb
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BNSF’s 2016 earnings hit by decline in coal, crude oil volumes

February 28, 2017 – Progressive Railroading Magazine – BNSF Railway Co. reported fourth-quarter 2016 revenue, operating income and net income all declined compared with the same quarter in 2015. In 2016, total revenue slipped 2 percent to $5.3 billion, operating ...

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24 Feb
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Texas Central asks for public support against flurry of anti-rail bills

February 24, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Central, pushing back against a flurry of bills filed in the Texas legislature to kill their high speed train project between Dallas and Houston, put out a plea to everyday Texans asking for ...

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24 Feb
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Union Pacific named most admired in transportation industry

February 23, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific was named the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies by Fortune for the seventh straight year, marking the 14th time in 18 years the company has been named No. ...

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