Category Archives: Texas Rail News

29 Jan
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Texas Central unveils high-speed passenger station in Dallas

January 29, 2018 – TRA Newswire – Maps, renderings show terminal near convention center in Cedars neighborhood Bullet train project seen as catalyst for economic growth, new jobs and development Station expected to increase property values, generate more local tax ...

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25 Jan
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Union Pacific Brazos Yard construction underway, largest facility capital investment in company history

January 25, 2018 –  TRA Newswire – UP also reports good 4th quarter results – Union Pacific Railroad has begun construction on its Brazos Yard in Robertson County, Texas. The $550 million rail yard represents the largest capital investment in ...

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25 Jan
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Do you want to see the Texas Bullet Train be successful?

January 25, 2018 – TRA Newswire – A Special Request for Texas Rail Advocates followers: The private company that is building the high speed railroad between Dallas and Houston must get final approval from the Federal Railroad Administration before the ...

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21 Jan
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Southwestern Rail Conference brings together public and private sector

January 21, 2018 – TRA Newswire – The 14th annual Southwestern Rail Conference that just concluded Friday zeroed in on key rail projects that are either soon to start or waiting to be kick-started. “We’ve never seen so many passenger ...

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21 Jan
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US Commerce Dept gives NETEX 1.5M for rail terminal in Mount Vernon TX

January 21, 2018 – Texarkana Gazette – The U.S. Department of Commerce announced last Thursday it would pledge $1.5 million to the city of Mount Vernon, Texas, toward railroad improvements to support business development and expansion in Northeast Texas and ...

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15 Jan
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Houston-based company plans to invest $40 million in Kingfisher OK rail project

January 11, 2017 – KGOU.com – A Houston-based company is planning to invest up to $40 million in a rail spur and transportation loading center near Kingfisher. Sarah Terry-Cobo writes in the Journal Record that the development, by Solaris Oilfield Infrastructure, ...

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15 Jan
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Florida’s Brightline rail service starts: eyeing Texas corridor next?

January 13, 2017 – TCPalm.com – Even as South Florida service gets underway Saturday, officials are exploring other parts of the country, such as Georgia, North Carolina and Texas, said Wes Edens, co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, Brightline’s parent company ...

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08 Jan
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Texas Rail Advocates embarks on “Empower 35” passenger rail coalition

January 8, 2018 – TRA Newswire – The countdown clock is running. It’s now only 4 Years and 10 months until the recently released Federal Railroad Administration’s Service Level EIS for passenger rail service along or near the I-35 corridor from Oklahoma to ...

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29 Dec
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60-day public comment period opens for Texas Bullet Train project

December 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The clock is ticking on the Federal Railroad Administration’s 60-day public comment period on the Dallas-Houston bullet train project. Texas Central Railway’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement  (DEIS) was released last week and posted in ...

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26 Dec
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GE Transportation-Fort Worth gets 200 locomotive order

December 26, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The future of GE Transportation’s Fort Worth plant got a little brighter this week with the announcement that CN, the Canadian National Railway Company, placed an order for 200 new locomotives over the ...

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