Category Archives: Texas Rail News

30 Jun
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CapMetro Plaza Saltillo District to turn 10 acres of Austin brownfield into TOD

June 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire – AUSTIN, Texas – Capital Metro and the Endeavor Real Estate Group/Columbus Realty Partners team will host a groundbreaking ceremony on June 28 at the Plaza Saltillo MetroRail Station in East Austin to celebrate ...

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30 Jun
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Dallas City Council ousts suburban supporters from DART Board

June 29, 2017 – Dallas Observer – The Dallas City Council turned over the city’s seats on DART’s board of directors Wednesday, dumping three board members who defied the City Council in 2016. The council move is in direct defiance ...

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26 Jun
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Native Texan & aviation veteran named new Amtrak CEO

June 26, 2017 – TRA Newswire – WASHINGTON – Amtrak announced that it has named Richard Anderson, a 25-year veteran of the aviation industry and Galveston native, as its next president and chief executive officer. Anderson, former chief executive officer ...

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26 Jun
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Alpine Texas comes out against national network train cuts

June 26, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Alpine Texas wants and needs its trains. Train service is important to Alpine. The town of 6,000 is located in far Southwest Texas on the way to Big Bend National Park. There are ...

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17 Jun
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#Rally4Trains events scheduled June 23 weekend

June 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.org –   On the weekend of June 23, National Association of Railroad Passengers members and rail advocates from across the country will host rallies in cities across the country to support long distance ...

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17 Jun
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TranspoSec Chao says kill Amtrak national network & transit projects

June 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.com – The House Appropriations Subcommittee on Transportation, Housing and Urban Development this week grilled U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao over plans to slash infrastructure funding, eliminate Amtrak’s long-distance trains, and stall ...

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14 Jun
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Union Pacific plans to invest $23 million in its New Mexico rail infrastructure

June 12, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $23 million infrastructure investment in New Mexico this year. Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit New Mexico’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds. ...

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09 Jun
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Bullet-train battle moves toward Texas legislature special session

June 8, 2017 – WeathefordDemocrat.com – AUSTIN — They’re still working on the railroad, but while advocates of the high-speed train linking Dallas and Houston remain bullish about getting off the drawing board and on track, new barriers could loom. ...

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09 Jun
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Video: Officials test the tracks Friday on Amtrak train OKC-KC

June 9, 2017 – Wichitaeagle.com – Video in link – Passenger rail service in Wichita hasn’t existed since 1979, but on Friday, the city got a sneak peek at what it might look like if it ever returns. At 11:55 ...

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08 Jun
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Texas lawmakers didn’t stop fast trains this year

June 8, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News – Bruce Selcraig, Staff Writer  – In February, a group of largely rural Republican state lawmakers, allied in their loathing of a privately funded, high-speed rail proposal that might one day zoom passengers ...

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