Category Archives: Texas Rail News

17 Aug
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Protester of proposed Houston-Dallas Japanese-style high-speed rail line shouts “remember Pearl Harbor”

August 11, 2016 – Houson Chronicle Video has surfaced on YouTube of an opponent of the proposed Houston-Dallas high-speed rail line shouting “remember Pearl Harbor” during a recent protest.  We wonder if any protesters drove over to the event in a ...

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17 Aug
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TX-MX-OK Rail Study brings out comments from NARP Representative

August 10, 2016 – San Antonio Express-News – AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation held a public meeting Wednesday evening to share plans for a high-speed passenger train that could cross Texas, connecting to Mexico and to Oklahoma. Dozens ...

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17 Aug
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Grimes County Tries to Derail Dallas/Houston High-Speed Train

August 9, 2016 – Texas Tribune – In a rebuke of a private firm’s plans to build a bullet train between Houston and Dallas, local officials in rural southeastern Texas moved Tuesday to restrict high-speed rail development in their corner of the state. ...

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17 Aug
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Lone Star Rail on life support after Austin MPO vote

August 8, 2016 –  The Capital Area Municipal Planning Organization board voted 17-1 to take the rail project out of its long-term plan, likely killing the rail agency. The loss of the Union Pacific option led to the CAMPO vote, ...

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17 Aug
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Amtrak chief: Likes expansion with TX-OK & Wichita

August 4, 2016 – Kansas.com Heralded by the blast of a train whistle and the screech of brakes, Amtrak’s chief executive made a stop in Newton on Thursday to celebrate the salvation of the town’s passenger rail service and talk ...

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03 Aug
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New short line begins operations in Central Texas

August 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire An old short line railroad in Texas is purchased and rebranded as Central Texas & Colorado River Railway LLC  and began local service this week. Formerly known as the Heart of Texas Railroad, it was purchased from Texas ...

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03 Aug
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Billions in Federal Rail Loans Left On Table, GAO Says: Eligible for rail operators, 3P’s and state/local govs

August 1, 2016 – bondbuyer.com /TRA Newswire DALLAS — Sponsors of passenger and high-speed rail projects are leaving billions of funding dollars on the table by not taking advantage of a federal rail program that has made only $2.7 billion ...

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03 Aug
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Amtrak announces Southwest Division District Manager Curtis-McVay

August 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire Alexandra (Alex) Curtis-McVay has been appointed to the position of District Station Manager II and in her new capacity will assume all responsibilities of stations within the Southwest Subdivision. Her duties will include supervision of Texas Amtrak ...

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03 Aug
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Union Pacific Distribution Center in Amarillo is big on wind turbines

July 29, 2016 – NewsChannel10.com AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – As the wind industry continues to grow in the panhandle distribution centers are becoming busier. The Union Pacific Distribution Center in Amarillo can house more than 200 turbines. They are responsible ...

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03 Aug
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$50M transit-oriented development calls for shops, offices, homes near East Austin rail station

July 29, 2016 – MyStatesman.com A local developer is planning a $50 million mixed-use project just steps from an East Austin light rail station. A city permit needed to start work on Cityline at MLK Station, which will be built ...

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