Category Archives: Texas Rail News

31 Jul
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Southwestern Rail Conference 2017 Dallas date: January 12-13

Augusy 1, 2016 – TRA Newswire Texas Rail Advocates, host of the Southwestern Rail Conference, announces that the 13th annual event will be held January 12 and 13 in Dallas. The Southwestern Rail Conference is the only conference held each ...

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30 Jul
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Make your voice heard: Aug 9-10-11 TxDOT I-35 Passenger Rail Corridor Public Meetings

July 31, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of public hearings in Laredo, Austin and Arlington to seek public input on the release of the Texas – Oklahoma Passenger Rail study. This is ...

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30 Jul
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Houston area commuter rail revised, new district contemplated

July 29, 2016 – Houston Chronicle Dug Begley, Transportation Writer A revived proposal for a commuter rail line from the Texas Medical Center to Missouri City has commuters in the area optimistic, and some already considering another step. After Metropolitan ...

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28 Jul
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Feds drop proposal to prioritize freight trains over Amtrak – measure on-time at each station

July 28, 2016 – TheHill.com In a big win for passenger rail operators like Amtrak, a panel of federal regulators has reversed course on two proposals that the passenger rail service says would have led to significant delays. The Safety ...

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28 Jul
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Two music icons to debut album based on Amtrak Texas Eagle travels

July 28, 2016 – AmericanSongwriter.com British folk icon Billy Bragg and Americana stalwart Joe Henry teamed up this past year to “make a record of the railroad”. The pair boarded the Texas Eagle in Chicago and rode Amtrak’s longest stretch of rail ...

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27 Jul
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Congressman Cuellar working to develop high speed passenger rail in Laredo, South Texas

July 27, 2016 – lmtonline.com Special to the Times Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation’s release of 10 service and route options for high-speed passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City, ...

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26 Jul
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Cross-Rail Cotton Belt line a decade early? Some hurdles remain

Updated July 28, 2016 – Dallas Morning News compilation of two stories this week on potential service on the long-delayed Cotton Belt cross-county passenger rail service in Northern Dallas and suburbs.   Getting Cotton Belt rail service a decade early could ...

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26 Jul
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Texas Bullet Train Opponents Hope to Block Project Next Year

July 26, 2016 – Texas Tribune The state Legislature could put up major road blocks next year for a private firm’s plans to build a high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas now that a federal transportation board has decided ...

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24 Jul
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Union Pacific 2Q profit falls 19 percent as volume slows

July 21, 2016 – TRA Newswire Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2016 second quarter net income of nearly $1.0 billion, or $1.17 per diluted share compared to about $1.2 billion, or $1.38 per diluted share, in the second ...

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24 Jul
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Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks

July 21, 2016 – skift.com A $100 million bet says that thousands of Texans will abandon cars and pick-ups for a needle-nosed bullet train that zips past cattle and ranches to deliver riders from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes ...

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