Category Archives: Texas Rail News

25 Sep
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Texas state representative says Texas Central will survive 2017 session

http://www.wfaa.com/news/local/texas-news/bullet-train-to-survive-2017-legislature-representative-predicts/325262824September 25, 2016 – WFAA.com DALLAS – The Texas Central Railway’s bullet train between the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex and Houston will survive the next legislative session, but not without some fights, predicted State Rep. Ron Simmons, R-Carrollton. “I think there ...

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25 Sep
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High-speed rail land dispute lands in Houston court

September 23, 2016 – Dug Begley – Houston Chronicle – A rose is a rose is a rose, but a railroad might actually have to exist to have total legal rights in Texas. Lawyers for a proposed high-speed rail line ...

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23 Sep
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Amtrak expands “Bikes on Board” to Texas Eagle & Sunset service

September 22, 2016 – ProgressiveRailroading.com Amtrak is permitting riders to bring bicycles on trains along several additional national routes, the passenger railroad announced yesterday. The railroad’s train-side check-in bicycle service has been expanded to the following routes: Cardinal, Sunset Limited, ...

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23 Sep
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Houston Metro approves $1 billion 2017 transit budget

September 21, 2016 – Houston Chronicle Dug Begley, Transportation Writer – Building on what they consider the success of a redesigned bus system, Metro transit officials on Thursday approved a $1 billion 2017 fiscal year budget that expects flat or ...

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23 Sep
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UP completes work on historic Trinity River bridge

September 22, 2016 – YourHoustonNews.com – For 12 hours, residents in Liberty and Dayton might have noticed, there were no trains running parallel to US 90. The sound of the blaring horns was silenced, if only temporarily, long enough for Union ...

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19 Sep
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Union Pacific – Norfolk Southern announce El Paso to Southeast faster freight service

September 19, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific and Norfolk Southern are now operating a new competitive domestic EMP service from the El Paso area to Atlanta, Jacksonville and Miami in the Southeast. Originating at the UP’s Santa Teresa, ...

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18 Sep
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I-35 mayors want commuter rail options

September 16, 2016 – San Antonio Express-News – Vianna Davila – SAN MARCOS — Mayors representing four large cities along Interstate 35, including Ivy Taylor of San Antonio and Steve Adler of Austin, said Friday they all agree connecting the ...

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16 Sep
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KCS Announces 16th Annual Holiday Express Schedule; Kicks-off Fundraising to Help Kids in Need

September 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today its schedule for the 16th annual Holiday Express train, which will stop in 22 communities in seven states on 26 dates.  At each stop, visitors ...

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16 Sep
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BNSF publishes 2015 sustainability report

September 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has issued its annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. The report highlights the company’s focus on continuing to enhance safety as well as efforts to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions ...

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15 Sep
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Governor Abbott Expresses Caution on I-35 High-Speed Rail

September 15, 2016 – Texas Tribune – WACO — Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday expressed caution about high-speed rail in Texas, warning that any investment in transportation must not be a “money-losing proposition.” It was one of several notable topics ...

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