Category Archives: Texas Rail News

12 May
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Congressman Joe Barton against Texas High Speed Rail

May 12, 2016 – TRA Newswire In a filing with the Surface Transportation Board, North Texas Congressman Joe Barton (R) Arlington has come out against a high speed rail project between Dallas and Houston.   Barton, whose district encompasses parts ...

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09 May
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Texas bullet train project: endorsed by 9,000 member ASCE

May 9, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas Section of the American Society of Civil Engineers (ASCE) has endorsed a high-speed rail project that it says will create jobs, generate development and help sustain Texas’ “quality of life and economic ...

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05 May
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Waco city council endorses Texas high-speed rail project

May 5, 2016 – KXXV-TV The Waco City Council and Waco Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) have both, separately endorsed Texas’ privately developed high-speed rail project that would cut a Dallas-Houston commute down to 90 minutes. Both call the project an economic catalyst ...

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05 May
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Texas High-Speed Rail Seeks Federal Agency Certification

May 5, 2016 – * Train developers petition for confirmation of Surface Transportation Board jurisdiction * Project meets standard as infrastructure project of national importance * Move will bring Texas passenger link in line with nation’s rail systems (Dallas) – ...

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03 May
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Union Pacific Plans to Invest $513 Million in its Texas Rail Infrastructure

May 2, 2016 – TRA Newswire Union Pacific plans to invest $513 million in 2016 to improve it’s statewide transportation infrastructure. Union Pacific’s planned investment covers a range of initiatives: $429 million to maintain railroad track and $79 million to ...

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02 May
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TxDOT names interim Rail Division Director: Steavens Out – Harmon In

May 2, 2016 – TRA Newswire With the departure of Rail Division Director Erik Steavens, the Texas Department of Transportation has named Dan Harmon as the Interim Director of the unit. Harmon serves as director of Maritime and now wears a ...

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01 May
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FRA scoping report on Texas Central high speed rail project now one year old

May 1, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Federal Railroad Administration issued it’s Environmental Impact Statement (EIS) Scoping Report on the high speed passenger rail project between Dallas and Houston at this time last year.  You might want to brush up ...

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01 May
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Class I commodity slump is a Texas short line bonanza

Texas’ TNW Corp. has developed a core business of parking and caring for surplus railcars in dedicated “logistics centers” attached to each of its three Texas short lines. April 29, 2016 – Railway Age No, the tank cars are not ...

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28 Apr
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Omni-Trax moves to acquire Heart of Texas Railroad

April 28, 2016 – TRA Newswire Denver Colorado based Omni-Trax has filed a brief with the Surface Transportation Board to acquire the Heart of Texas Railway, renaming it Central Texas and Colorado River Railway. The 67.5 mile railway runs from a ...

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28 Apr
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West Texas: Possibility Of Commuter Rail From Las Cruces To El Paso

April 28, 2016 – KWRG.org Over 100 people attended two public meetings in Dona Ana County this week to look at the possibility of creating a commuter rail line that will extend from Las Cruces to El Paso. The first ...

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