Category Archives: Texas Rail News

06 Feb
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Austin Cap Metro board green-lights central corridor study

Project Connect is returning to Central Austin January 28, 2016 – AustinMonitor.com The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors approved on Monday a contract with the engineering firm AECOM to guide a new study of transportation in the urban ...

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01 Feb
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Friend of TRA: Former FRA Admin Gil Carmichael dies at 88

February 1, 2016 – TRA Newswire MERIDIAN — A friend of Texas Rail Advocates, Gil Carmichael, died of a heart attack Sunday at Anderson Regional Medical Center in Meridian, Mississippi. He was 88. From 1989 to 1993, Carmichael served in ...

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27 Jan
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BNSF Capex plan for 2016: down $1.5B from last year but still robust

January 26, 2016 – TRA Newswire (Fort Worth) – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced that its 2016 capital expenditure plan is expected to be $4.3 billion, down from last year’s record spend of close to $6 billion.  According to a news ...

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24 Jan
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Senator Huffines has high hopes for Texas high speed rail project

January 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire Senator Don Huffines, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee, said that the state must embrace innovative solutions like private sector high speed rail. “Private sector ingenuity and innovation will bear great promise ...

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24 Jan
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TxDOT Rail Director says locals need to “Empower 35” rail plan / Calls for changes to Heartland Flyer service

January 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire Highlights: I-35 Corridor passenger rail plan due out soon Heartland Flyer Fort Worth to Oklahoma service could be up for grabs Beaumont railroad bridge and Laredo freight traffic bottlenecks in rail division sights Within ...

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24 Jan
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Plans for Houston-Dallas bullet train moving along

January 22, 2016 – Houston Chronicle Transportation Writer Dug Begley at the 2016 Southwestern Rail Conference DALLAS – Plans for high-speed rail in Texas will speed up in 2016, company officials said Friday, as the first comprehensive examination of the ...

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20 Jan
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More roads, wider roads or add rail transit? North Texas conundrum

January 20, 2016 – Brandon Formby – Dallas Morning News Ask Arlington drivers what the most traffic-clogged North Texas highway is and they’re likely to answer State Highway 360. Ask Collin County residents and they’re bound to say the Bush ...

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15 Jan
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Former Fort Worth Fed Railroad Official Named Safety Chief

January 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire WASHINGTON, DC – Bonnie Murphy, a former commuter rail executive and Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) official, will become President and CEO of Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) in late January, OLI Board Chair Bill Barringer ...

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13 Jan
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KCS putting $15 million into Beaumont Sub rail, bridge upgrades

January 11, 2016 – Special to TRA Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today that its principal U.S. subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), will invest approximately $15 million in 2016 on rail and bridge improvement projects ...

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12 Jan
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‘Rural Republicans against private enterprise’ new tactic to kill high speed rail in Texas

January 12, 2016 – Texas Tribune Thirty-three East Texas officials sent a letter to the Japanese ambassador to the United States on Monday to express their opposition to a private Texas firm’s proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston that ...

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