Category Archives: Texas Rail News

24 Jul
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Union Pacific 2Q profit falls 19 percent as volume slows

July 21, 2016 – TRA Newswire Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2016 second quarter net income of nearly $1.0 billion, or $1.17 per diluted share compared to about $1.2 billion, or $1.38 per diluted share, in the second ...

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24 Jul
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Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks

July 21, 2016 – skift.com A $100 million bet says that thousands of Texans will abandon cars and pick-ups for a needle-nosed bullet train that zips past cattle and ranches to deliver riders from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes ...

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24 Jul
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UK Company wins their first US Rail Contract with Denton County

July 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire First Transit announces that it signed its first rail contract in North America to provide operations and maintenance services for the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train commuter rail line. First Transit is a ...

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24 Jul
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Texas Lawmaker: Legislature Should Invest in Maritime Ports / Rail

July 18, 2016 – Texas Tribune The state Legislature should increase its focus on maritime ports and dedicate money to increasing their capacity during next year’s session, said state Rep. Larry Gonzales during a House committee hearing Monday. “When I was looking at ...

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24 Jul
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Two new VP’s named for Dallas-Houston high-speed train company

July 18, 2016 – Dallas Morning News The developers of a high-speed bullet train between Dallas and Houston added two former public officials to its team, the company announced. Texas Central Partners has tapped former Texas Transportation Commission memberJeff Moseley ...

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24 Jul
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TxDOT, FRA seeking input on passenger rail study

July 18, 2016 – KVUE.com The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are seeking public input on proposed intercity rail services between Oklahoma City and South Texas. The Interstate 35 corridor currently ...

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24 Jul
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MoKan’t: Abandoned rail corridor east of Austin continues to languish

July 17, 2016 – Austin American-Statesman TxDOT officials recently said the Texas Constitution could require that MoKan be used only for roads. The 28-mile former MKT line has been on highway and transit drawing boards for years, to no avail. A long-range ...

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24 Jul
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San Antonio rail startup strategy to use royalties not eminent domain

July 13, 2016 – San Antonio Business Journal Navigating right-of-way for land development can be like drawing blood from fiercely independent landowners. But a San Antonio technology startup is banking that it has cracked the code to prying some surface ...

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24 Jul
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Pro-rail group: Austin rail line would draw hordes of riders

July 12, 2016 – Austin Business Journal Austin could have one of the busiest light rail lines in the nation, according to the group that’s pushing City Council to add rail to a potential transportation-focused bond referendum this fall. But ...

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24 Jul
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Texas State Railroad offers special Sunday fares for families

July 24, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas State Railroad  wants to help create lasting memories by offering three discounted train rides for families to enjoy this summer.  Sunday Funday Matinees are scheduled for  August 14 and September 18. Trains ...

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