Category Archives: Texas Rail News

02 Apr
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Texans Against High Speed Rail suing state agencies for release of bullet train documents

March 31, 2017 – KBTX.com – A battle is brewing in Austin over a study about a proposed high speed rail project that could connect Houston to Dallas. The anti-bullet train group called Texans Against High Speed Rail is seeking ...

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02 Apr
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Texas State Railroad Board approves tentative contract with Arizona company

March 29, 2017 – KTRE.com – During a meeting Wednesday morning, the board for the Texas State Railroad gave its approval for a tentative offer to have the Arizona-based Western Group to take over operations of the railroad. The railroad’s ...

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02 Apr
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Texas Budget Wall Could Stop Bullet Train Plan

March 20, 2017 – BondBuyer.com – A potential budget wall banning state assistance to a privately financed $12 billion Texas bullet train could stop the proposal in its tracks, proponents warn of the latest legislative effort to torpedo the project. ...

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02 Apr
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New MetroRail trains roll into Austin

March 24, 2017 – Austin Monitor – With the arrival of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of new equipment, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is approximately half a year away from beefing up its tenth most popular route. On ...

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25 Mar
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Flatonia NARP rail fan event scheduled for April 1st

March 25, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers Houston and San Antonio chapters will host a Flatonia Pavillion Party on Saturday April 1 with a day of train watching, food and informal rail ...

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24 Mar
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Rail is the “sweet” key to Port of Brownsville new operation

March 24, 2017 – TRA Newswire – CSC Sugar began its new packaging and distribution operations at the Port of Brownsville this week. Key to the company’s expansion to Brownsville is the port’s rail infrastructure and cargo capabilities. “We chose the ...

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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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