Category Archives: Texas Rail News

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02 Nov
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New study shows significant time savings, major ridership potential with Texas high-speed train

November 2, 2016 – TRA Newswire – ·      More than 90 percent of riders will save at least one hour taking the bullet train between major cities ·      Comprehensive study of market size, potential ridership and Texans’ views finds strong ...

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01 Nov
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Houston Rail Advocates Meet to Support Texas High Speed Rail Project

November 1, 2016 – CommunityImpact.com – A dozen Greater Houston-area residents met at the Houston Amtrak station Saturday, Oct. 29, in support of improving and expanding passenger rail services throughout the nation. During its first Houston meeting, the group—members of ...

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26 Oct
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Oklahoma wants Texas to step up with Heartland Flyer service

October 25, 2016 – TRA Newswire – The Oklahoma Senate Transportation Committee held an interim study Wednesday to look at the both the costs and the benefits of the Heartland Flyer, the Amtrak line that brought back passenger rail service ...

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21 Oct
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Dallas and Houston light rail lines continue expanding out

October 21, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Light rail projects in both Dallas and Houston are pushing a few more miles into new neighborhoods bringing riders closer to a convenient ride. In Dallas, the Blue Line that used to terminate ...

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20 Oct
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Texas High-Speed Train Opens Competition to Design Passenger Stations

October 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Texas Central, the private developer of the Texas bullet train, announced today its sponsorship of a design competition for architecture students from accredited Texas universities to help produce an inspiring vision for the ...

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20 Oct
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Union Pacific 3rd Quarter Down 9% earnings & 11% Income

October 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire –  Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2016 third quarter net income of $1.1 billion, or $1.36 per diluted share compared to $1.3 billion, or $1.50 per diluted share, in the third quarter ...

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19 Oct
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Houston energy company considers Beaumont-to-Mexico rail exports

October 19, 2016 – BizJournals.com Mexico presents an opportunity for companies looking to export refined products out of Houston, but a lack of clarity has limited the number of participants willing to be the among the first to the market. ...

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18 Oct
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Central Texas Board Votes to Pull Out of Lone Star Rail

October 17, 2016 – KXAN.com The future of the $2 billion Lone Star Rail Project was determined by a unanimous vote on Monday. In the 18-0 vote, the Capital Area Metro Planning Organization (CAMPO) voted to remove the proposed rail line from its 2040 ...

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18 Oct
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Dallas Union Station Celebrates 100 Years

October 17, 2016 – CBSDFW.com Union Station (now renamed Eddie Bernie Johnson Union Station in honor of the transportation advocate in Congress) turned 100 years old this week, and a centennial celebration was held for the Dallas icon. Mayor Mike Rawlings and other city ...

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11 Oct
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Dallas station renamed: Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station

October 11, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Dallas Union Station reaches its 100th anniversary this month, a cause to celebrate by itself. But now add to that a new banner for the historic station. A longtime North Texas transportation advocate in Congress will ...

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