Category Archives: Texas Rail News

17 Aug
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Lone Star Rail on life support after Austin MPO vote

August 8, 2016 –  The Capital Area Municipal Planning Organization board voted 17-1 to take the rail project out of its long-term plan, likely killing the rail agency. The loss of the Union Pacific option led to the CAMPO vote, ...

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17 Aug
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Amtrak chief: Likes expansion with TX-OK & Wichita

August 4, 2016 – Kansas.com Heralded by the blast of a train whistle and the screech of brakes, Amtrak’s chief executive made a stop in Newton on Thursday to celebrate the salvation of the town’s passenger rail service and talk ...

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03 Aug
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New short line begins operations in Central Texas

August 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire An old short line railroad in Texas is purchased and rebranded as Central Texas & Colorado River Railway LLC  and began local service this week. Formerly known as the Heart of Texas Railroad, it was purchased from Texas ...

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03 Aug
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Billions in Federal Rail Loans Left On Table, GAO Says: Eligible for rail operators, 3P’s and state/local govs

August 1, 2016 – bondbuyer.com /TRA Newswire DALLAS — Sponsors of passenger and high-speed rail projects are leaving billions of funding dollars on the table by not taking advantage of a federal rail program that has made only $2.7 billion ...

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03 Aug
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Amtrak announces Southwest Division District Manager Curtis-McVay

August 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire Alexandra (Alex) Curtis-McVay has been appointed to the position of District Station Manager II and in her new capacity will assume all responsibilities of stations within the Southwest Subdivision. Her duties will include supervision of Texas Amtrak ...

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03 Aug
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Union Pacific Distribution Center in Amarillo is big on wind turbines

July 29, 2016 – NewsChannel10.com AMARILLO, TX (KFDA) – As the wind industry continues to grow in the panhandle distribution centers are becoming busier. The Union Pacific Distribution Center in Amarillo can house more than 200 turbines. They are responsible ...

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03 Aug
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$50M transit-oriented development calls for shops, offices, homes near East Austin rail station

July 29, 2016 – MyStatesman.com A local developer is planning a $50 million mixed-use project just steps from an East Austin light rail station. A city permit needed to start work on Cityline at MLK Station, which will be built ...

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31 Jul
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Southwestern Rail Conference 2017 Dallas date: January 12-13

Augusy 1, 2016 – TRA Newswire Texas Rail Advocates, host of the Southwestern Rail Conference, announces that the 13th annual event will be held January 12 and 13 in Dallas. The Southwestern Rail Conference is the only conference held each ...

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30 Jul
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Make your voice heard: Aug 9-10-11 TxDOT I-35 Passenger Rail Corridor Public Meetings

July 31, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a series of public hearings in Laredo, Austin and Arlington to seek public input on the release of the Texas – Oklahoma Passenger Rail study. This is ...

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30 Jul
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Houston area commuter rail revised, new district contemplated

July 29, 2016 – Houston Chronicle Dug Begley, Transportation Writer A revived proposal for a commuter rail line from the Texas Medical Center to Missouri City has commuters in the area optimistic, and some already considering another step. After Metropolitan ...

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