Category Archives: Texas Rail News

15 Jan
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Hundreds hear that Texas needs to embrace freight and passenger rail – not just more roads

January 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Hundreds of attendees from the public and private sector heard from both freight and passenger executives and advocates Friday that roads alone will not solve our future transportation needs. Featured speaker Peter Espy, ...

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10 Jan
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N Central TX council taps LAN to study Dallas high-speed train station

January 10, 2017 – Progressive Railroading – The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has selected a team led by Lockwood, Andrews & Newnam Inc.(LAN) to conduct a planning study for a high-speed rail station in downtown Dallas. Currently, ...

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08 Jan
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Amtrak Studying Feasilibity of San Antonio-Austin Commuter Service

January 6, 2017 – tpr.org – Shelley Koffler – When the Lone Star Rail project fell apart last year, communities along I-35 were left looking for a new plan that would reduce travel time between San Antonio and Austin.  Now, ...

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03 Jan
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Republicans embrace Amtrak’s Gulf Coast rebirth: benefit local economies

January 1, 2017 – Politico – In the Donald Trump era, even red-state Republicans are cheering Amtrak’s efforts to restart the Gulf Coast passenger train line that Hurricane Katrina wiped out. MOBILE, Ala. — A decade after Hurricane Katrina wiped ...

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01 Jan
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Houston area leaders: Time to push transportation improvements beyond adding / widening freeways

December 23, 2016 – Houston Chronicle – Dug Begley – Houston-area officials, and especially drivers, have known for years the region’s roads are strained and congested, but a panel earlier this month with the county judges of the area’s largest ...

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01 Jan
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Biggest Texas transportation battles of 2016 to continue in the new year

December 27, 2016 – Texas Tribune – Brandon Formby – Legislators may look at a high-speed rail developer’s ability to use eminent domain for a Dallas-Houston bullet train. The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and ...

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01 Jan
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Planning could lead to new international rail crossing East of El Paso

December 29, 2016 – Las Cruces Sun-News  – A large-scale railway study in the works could lead to the eventual relocation of BNSF Railway tracks in southern Doña Ana County. The options are being considered in conjunction with a bigger-picture proposal ...

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23 Dec
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BNSF and Union Pacific eye expansion in plastic resin shipping along Texas Gulf Coast and DFW area

December 23, 2016 – TRA Newswire / plasticsnews.com Plastic resin is a booming business along the Texas Gulf Coast and in the DFW metroplex and both BNSF and Union Pacific are working with shippers to expand service. You can add ...

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22 Dec
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New hope for passenger rail between SA and Austin along I-35

December 22, 2016 – foxsanantonio.com A new alliance that aims to tackle transportation issues along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin is strengthening plans for a passenger rail along the sprawling corridor. The partnership brings together the three entities ...

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21 Dec
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Missing Gulf Coast passenger rail link gets FRA $2.5 million grant

December 20, 2016 – NOLA.com – The Federal Railroad Administration has allocated about $2.5 million for 11 passenger rail stations on potential routes east and west of New Orleans. The move brings New Orleans one step closer to passenger train ...

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