Category Archives: Texas Rail News

03 Mar
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Texans Against High Speed Rail file their first lawsuit

March 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire Let the lawsuits begin. Texans Against High Speed Rail, a group with seemingly deep pockets, has filed a suit against the Texas Attorney General and Texas Department of Transportation seeking information on the Texas Central ...

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11 Feb
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Union Pacific pulls out of Lone Star Rail Austin-San Antonio corridor plan

UP ends agreement to consider proposed route using freight tracks February 10, 2016 – ExpressNews.com Union Pacific dealt a major blow to a proposal to connect San Antonio and Austin with passenger rail by pulling one of its tracks from ...

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08 Feb
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Union Pacific improves safety at rail crossings: accidents down in 2015

February 5, 2016 – TRA Newswire Accidents at Union Pacific railroad crossings were down 3 percent in 2015, in part due to an aggressive campaign to identify problem crossings and a strong social media push. In 2015 there were 2.28 ...

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06 Feb
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Congressman Kevin Brady joins anti-high speed rail rant

February 5, 2016 – KBTX.com CONROE, Texas – The man who represents the eastern portion of the Brazos Valley wants Texas’ attorney general to give his opinion on eminent domain when it comes to a proposed high speed rail line ...

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06 Feb
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Union Pacific CapEx Plan is $3.75B for 2016 – down from last year

February 4,  2016 – TRA Newswire The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP)  approved the Company’s 2016 capital plan of approximately $3.75 billion, down about $550 million versus 2015. The plan includes $375 million to further implement ...

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06 Feb
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Dallas-Houston High-Speed Rail Opponents Prep For Legal Fight

February 2, 2016 – NBCDFW.com Opponents of a plan to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston are gearing up for a legal fight. “Texans Against High-Speed Rail” announced a partnership with The Beckham Group, a Dallas law firm ...

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06 Feb
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Trinity Railway Express, others won’t meet 2018 PTC deadline

Expected to meet deadline include UP, BNSF and KCS February 3, 2016 – CBSLocal.com WASHINGTON (CBSDFW.COM/AP) — Three of the biggest freight railroads operating in the U.S., including one in North Texas, have told the government they won’t meet a ...

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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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