Category Archives: Texas Rail News

20 Jun
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North Texas Council invites suppliers to talk high speed rail

June 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire Officials of North Texas cities and the North Central Texas Council of Governments played host to high speed rail companies and suppliers Monday to entice them to build several segments of proposed passenger rail lines ...

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16 Jun
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Construction on TEXRail slated for July / Colleyville tries to kill it and fails

June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire Fort Worth Transportation Authority officials said that construction on the TEXRail line from downtown Fort Worth to DFW International Airport is expected to begin in July, despite an attempt from the city of Colleyville ...

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16 Jun
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NTX Council of Governments: Thumbs up for Texas Central high speed rail project

June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire The North Central Texas Council of Government’s Regional Transportation Council (RTC), passed a resolution today to voice its strong support for Texas Central’s bullet train that will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes ...

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04 Jun
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High-speed passenger rail line could link San Antonio-Monterrey MX economy

June 1, 2016 – News4-San Antonio The first international passenger train between the U.S. and Mexico could become reality right here in south Texas. Congressman Henry Cuellar says we’re closer than ever to seeing a high-speed passenger rail line that links ...

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04 Jun
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Update: floods cause Union Pacific rail bridge outage over Brazos River

Updated June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire Extensive flooding in parts of Texas from storms has impacted the movement of freight and passenger rail service, especially where a Union Pacific line crosses the Brazos River. One rail source reports there was ...

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28 May
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Heartland Flyer funding OK for FY-17 but competition may pop up

May 26, 2016 – Passenger Rail Oklahoma reports that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has informed the rail advocacy organization that funding for the Heartland Flyer service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City has been approved for FY-2017.  However, the legislature left the ...

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26 May
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National rail advocates support P-HSR while other rurals says no to Texas Central

June 6, 2016 – TRA Newswire UPDATE CORRECTION: In the original story, Congressman Jeb Hensarling was mis-identified as opposing Texas Central’s high speed rail plan. We apologize for the error. Congressman Joe Barton of a nearby district had filed a ...

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19 May
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TxDOT looking for new Rail Division Director

May 19, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas Department of Transportation has announced it’s seeking applications for Director of it’s Rail Division. The opening is due to the resignation of the second Rail Division Director since the department was formed ...

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12 May
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Congressman Joe Barton against Texas High Speed Rail

May 12, 2016 – TRA Newswire In a filing with the Surface Transportation Board, North Texas Congressman Joe Barton (R) Arlington has come out against a high speed rail project between Dallas and Houston.   Barton, whose district encompasses parts ...

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09 May
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Texas bullet train project: endorsed by 9,000 member ASCE

May 9, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has endorsed a high-speed rail project that it says will create jobs, generate development and help sustain Texas’ “quality of life and economic ...

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