Category Archives: Texas Rail News

16 Apr
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Parsons wins construction management award for Houston Metro Light Rail Transit Project

April 15, 2016 – ajot.com Parsons is pleased to announce that the Associated General Contractors of America (AGC) recently honored the corporation with the Alliant Build America Award in the civil construction management category for its work on the Houston ...

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16 Apr
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Despite Setback, Lone Star Rail Moves Forward

April 16, 2016 – TheRivardReport.com The decision by Union Pacific to end its working relationship with Lone Star Rail District(LSRD) in February, was a blow in efforts to develop a passenger rail line between San Antonio and Austin. But in a special meeting ...

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07 Apr
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Freight Rail Digest: New facilities at AllianceTexas & Longview

BNSF and partners agree to construct Alliance Texas export facility. East Texas Rail Facility opens to handle Natural Gas Liquids April 6, 2016 – Railway Age BNSF Railway Company (BNSF), Hillwoodand Packwell announced that they have agreed on a framework for ...

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04 Apr
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BNSF furloughs have hit 4,600 employees nationwide

Layoffs blamed on lower demand for oil and coal shipments The furloughs amount to about 10 percent of the Fort Worth-based company’s workforce The railroad joins Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp. and Kansas City Southern in spending cuts March 31, ...

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31 Mar
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Texas bullet train project pushing for Japan-friendly rules

March 30, 2016 – asia.nikkei.com DALLAS — Railway operator JR Tokai and an American partner will petition federal regulators to set new rules allowing an ultrahigh-speed line here to be built to Japanese bullet train specifications. The roughly 400km line connecting ...

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31 Mar
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Crude-by-rail shipments to the coast down for a number of reasons

March 30, 2016 – BOE Report Large rail shipments of crude from the Midwest to coastal areas have decreased significantly over the past two years, especially to the Gulf Coast and East Coast. This decrease in rail transportation has paralleled ...

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31 Mar
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Offer extended: Buy one & get one free ride on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle

March 31, 2016 – TRA Newswire Amtrak has extended a popular buy one ticket and get one free offer until May 20. If you’ve been hankering to visit San Antonio, Austin, Dallas or Fort Worth, St. Louis, Chicago, Tucson, El ...

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31 Mar
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Texas Central High Speed Rail Wins “Next Big Idea” Award

March 31, 2016 – TRA Newswire Texas’ soon to be built high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston was honored Tuesday night for its big idea to transform travel in America, giving Texans a new safe, affordable and reliable transportation choice. The Urban ...

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28 Mar
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ALERT: TX Senate hearing Tuesday re high speed rail

March 28, 2016 – TRA Newswire On Tuesday, March 29th, at 9:00am, in the Senate Chamber, the Texas Senate Affair Committee will be holding a Public Hearing regarding eminent domain and rights of property owners. The interim charge the Committee ...

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22 Mar
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Lone Star rail survives ‘kill shot’ but put under microscope

March 21, 2016 – Austin American Statesman Highlights CAMPO votes to have committee study a way forward for the Lone Star Rail District and report back by June 6. A three-hour discussion Monday night by area transportation leaders made it ...

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