Category Archives: Texas Rail News

03 Sep
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DART’s Gary Thomas Named Outstanding Public Transit Manager

September 2, 2016 – masstransitmag.com Gary Thomas, president/executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, has been named Outstanding Public Transportation Manager of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). “I am honored to be recognized for doing what ...

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03 Sep
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BNSF starts Pacific Northwest to Texas intermodal service

September 2, 2016 – feedstuffs.com – Beginning Sept. 12, BNSF Railway will offer intermodal customers a new service option to move freight between the Pacific Northwest and Texas. Shippers who move commodities and a wide range of consumer goods between ...

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01 Sep
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DART’s Cotton Belt rail line on fast track for 2022?

September 2, 2016 – TRA Newswire – In a series of public meetings that concluded yesterday Dallas Area Rapid Transit previewed what could be fast-tracking for a rail project that has been in consideration for over 30 years. The Cotton ...

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28 Aug
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Waco leaders advocate downtown stop for proposed high-speed rail line

August 24, 2016 – WacoTrib.com Public comment is wrapping up in a state-sponsored study of a high-speed rail alternative to Interstate 35, and local leaders are going on record in favor of a downtown Waco stop. The study looks at ...

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28 Aug
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Officials break ground on 27-mile TEX Rail project

August 24, 2016 – CommunityImpact.com – On Wednesday, ground broke on TEX Rail, a 27-mile commuter rail project developed by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. Grapevine officials and other dignitaries met at the future downtown Grapevine TEX Rail station, located at ...

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28 Aug
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Texas Central gives $1.5m to City of Dallas for permit fees

August 24, 2016 – KXAS.com – Dallas city leaders took their first official action to bring a high speed rail from Houston to Dallas. On Wednesday, they approved a deal, with the private company planning the train line, to pay ...

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28 Aug
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Japan’s newest bullet train will run between Dallas & Houston

August 24, 2016 – asia.nikkei.com – NAGOYA, Japan — A lot is riding on Central Japan Railway‘s next shinkansen bullet train. The Japanese company known as JR Tokai is preparing to introduce the new N700S — the “S” stands for “supreme” — ...

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25 Aug
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Aggie Chamber of Commerce hears about bullet train project

August 18, 2016 – TheEagle.com – A representative from Texas Central Railway sought to drum up support for the private company’s high-speed rail project Wednesday during an economic outlook briefing hosted by the Bryan-College Station Chamber of Commerce. The briefing, ...

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25 Aug
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Community Meetings held in August for Cotton Belt Corridor

August 17, 2016 – KXAS.com – There is renewed pushback about plans to build a new Dallas Area Rapid Transit rail line in North Texas. The Cotton Belt Corridor runs east and west between Plano and Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. ...

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23 Aug
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UP applies for permit to operate Texas cross-border bridge

August 23, 2016 – Progressive Railroading – Union Pacific Railroad has applied to the U.S. Department of State for a presidential permit that would allow the Class I to operate and maintain the Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge on ...

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