Category Archives: Texas Rail News

16 May
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Rare mileage run for Amtrak fans in Texas through June 21

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – It’s been over half a century since a regularly scheduled passenger train passed through Tyler, Texas but that is about to change, at least for about a month. Due to extensive track work ...

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16 May
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Union Pacific chief says fix NAFTA, not scrap it

May 16, 2017 – Trains Magazine – CHICAGO — Union Pacific Railroad’s chairman and chief executive said he is hopeful that the Trump Administration will do what’s best for America’s railroads if and when negotiations are held to rework the ...

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16 May
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Study: public investment around DART Rail moving North Texas

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – A new study looking at the economic impact of publicly funded projects near the light rail stations of Dallas Area Rapid Transit demonstrates what economists and private real estate developers have seen for ...

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16 May
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KCS Railway to spend $25M in capacity, maintenance & safety upgrades

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced today that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), is investing approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects on its Pittsburg, Heavener and ...

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12 May
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On TV: TRA Exec Director counters arguments of NIMBYs trying to kill high speed rail

May 12, 2017 – KBTX.com – The battle over high-speed rail through the Brazos Valley has been raging for years now, and it continues in courtrooms and the state capitol. As Texans await legislative action, First News at Four invited ...

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12 May
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BCS Chamber of Commerce advocates for high-speed rail through Brazos Valley

May 12, 2017 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. (KBTX) – All week long, Bryan/College Station representatives are visiting the nation’s capitol to talk to lawmakers about issues residents care about. One of the hot button topics, local transportation issues, came up Tuesday. ...

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12 May
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Union Pacific Corporation declares second quarter 2017 dividend

May 12, 2017 – TRA Newswire – In keeping with its record of paying dividends on its common stock for the past 118 consecutive years, the Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) has declared a quarterly dividend ...

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09 May
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Fort Worth takes big step towards high-speed rail link with Dallas

May 9, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – BY SANDRA BAKER – As state lawmakers in Austin debate measures that could kill plans for high-speed trains between downtown Dallas and Houston, the Fort Worth City Council is moving forward with ...

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09 May
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Who would have though BNSF coal shipments were up?

May 9, 2017 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway is getting back on the right track.  The railroad reported that pre-tax earnings grew 7% in the same quarter year over year. That was because of a 6.4% volume jump and an ...

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07 May
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Texas Rail Advocates testimony on 4 “kill high speed rail” bills

May 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The following is the testimony of TRA Executive Director Chris Lippincott at Thursday’s Texas House Transportation Committee hearing on four bills that would either delay or outright kill a bullet train project and ...

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