Category Archives: Texas Rail News

24 Jul
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San Antonio rail startup strategy to use royalties not eminent domain

July 13, 2016 – San Antonio Business Journal Navigating right-of-way for land development can be like drawing blood from fiercely independent landowners. But a San Antonio technology startup is banking that it has cracked the code to prying some surface ...

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24 Jul
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Pro-rail group: Austin rail line would draw hordes of riders

July 12, 2016 – Austin Business Journal Austin could have one of the busiest light rail lines in the nation, according to the group that’s pushing City Council to add rail to a potential transportation-focused bond referendum this fall. But ...

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24 Jul
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Texas State Railroad offers special Sunday fares for families

July 24, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas State Railroad  wants to help create lasting memories by offering three discounted train rides for families to enjoy this summer.  Sunday Funday Matinees are scheduled for  August 14 and September 18. Trains ...

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18 Jul
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SurfTransBoard denies Texas Central claim as part of national network

Updated July 19, 2016 – TRA Newswire Updated with response from Texas Central The Surface Transportation Board struck a blow to Texas Central Railway today in stating that the board does not have jurisdiction over the railway since it would operate ...

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18 Jul
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Former TX Transpo official and 2 others join Texas Central High Speed Rail

July 18, 2016 – TRA Newswire Texas Central railway CEO Tim Keith announced that the high speed rail project added three key players today to their roster, including a former Texas Transportation Commission member. In a news release, Keith announced ...

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09 Jul
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Finally! TxDOT announces August public meetings on TX-OK Rail Study

July 9, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Rail Division of the Texas Department of Transportation will hold three public meetings in August to inform the public of their planning-level study for passenger rail along the I-35 corridor. The long awaited ...

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07 Jul
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Served by 3 Class 1’s: Joint venture to construct intermodal fuel terminal in Beaumont

June 28, 2016 – Progressive Railroading Green Plains Inc. and Jefferson Gulf Coast Energy Partners have formed a joint venture to construct and operate an intermodal fuels terminal at Jefferson’s existing terminal in Beaumont, Texas. The 50-50 joint venture is ...

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07 Jul
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Trolley Rails to be Welded Soon in El Paso

June 30, 2016 – MassTransit Magazine Rail lines connecting Paisano Drive to Father Rahm Street in South El Paso are set to be welded within a few weeks as part of the $97 million Streetcar Project expected to debut in ...

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07 Jul
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Some Texans fighting against multi-billion dollar bullet train

July 2, 2016 – Cypress Creek Mirror Texas is looking like it will become the first state in the nation to get a bullet train. Texas Central Partners, LLC (Texas Central), a private company that is leading the bullet train ...

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07 Jul
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San Marcos support for LSTAR could be too little, too late

Austin Monitor – July 7, 2016 As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track. San Marcos City Council voted ...

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