Category Archives: Texas Rail News

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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28 Jun
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FTA gives green light to Fort Worth’s TEX Rail project

June 27, 2016 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram FORT WORTH The proposed TEX Rail commuter train project has reached yet another milestone that supporters say will help ensure the rail line is operating by late 2018. Those working on the proposed ...

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26 Jun
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Texas Central answers its critics with response to Surface Transportation Board

June 25, 2016 – TRA Newswire In a 41 page filing to the Surface Transportation Board this week, Texas Central Railway countered its opponents arguments that it should not be allowed to operate a high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. In ...

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24 Jun
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Union Pacific main line rail bridge over Brazos River re-opens for train traffic

Photo by Matthew Dittert June 24, 2016 – Sugarland Sun On Wednesday the Union Pacific rail bridge over the Brazos River in Richmond, was re-opened for train traffic. The bridge had been out of service for 3 weeks after damage ...

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24 Jun
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Freight news: TNW expands operations in Central Texas

  June 24, 2016 – TRA Newswire TNW Corporation, a privately held operator of short line railroads and logistics centers, celebrated a major expansion of facilities and services at its short line railway, the Texas Gonzales Northern, in the Harwood-Gonzales ...

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22 Jun
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Texas Central gets STB Protective Order / Amtrak explores mutual interests

June 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire Texas Central, the private concern building a high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston, received an Order of Protection from the Surface Transportation Board to shield proprietary documents from rural lawmakers and landowners that ...

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