Category Archives: Texas Rail News

28 Sep
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Union Pacific eyes $90 million investment: expand operations in Laredo

Kendra Ablaza Laredo Morning Times  – September 26, 2015   Union Pacific plans to invest an estimated $90 million to expand operations at the company’s Port Laredo Intermodal Ramp in North Laredo. Brenda Mainwaring, vice president of public affairs for ...

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28 Sep
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New high-speed rail route may serve Arlington, DFW Airport

Slower version proposed between Dallas and Fort Worth New route includes extra stop south of airport Arlington, other cities will seek ways to fund it   BY GORDON DICKSON / FORT WORTH STAR-TELEGRAM / SEPTEMBER 26, 2015 A proposed high-speed ...

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24 Sep
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We’re flush with freight, and ideas of what to do about it

  Only 34 projects (3%) would be slated for rail, and that equals 1% of total cost but freight rail impacts 17% of employment (Texas Freight Mobility Plan pie chart) Dug Begley – Houston Chronicle – September 24, 2015   ...

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23 Sep
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DART to seek federal approval for 2nd downtown line via Jackson Street (maybe)

ByBRANDON FORMBY bformby@dallasnews.com Transportation Writer 23 September 2015 Dallas Area Rapid Transit will seek federal approval for a second downtown light-rail route that the Dallas City Council and downtown residents support but that business and civic leaders worry will jeopardize funding. ...

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20 Sep
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Official touts possible Miss. to Texas rail link

Meridian Star – September 20, 2015 By Jeff Byrd jbyrd@themeridianstar.com In his role as chairman of Transportation for America, former Meridian Mayor John Robert Smith feels he can help promote economic growth for Meridian and east Mississippi. One way to ...

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    20 Sep
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    Amtrak ridership in Austin slips the more economy improves

    By Ben Wear – American-Statesman Staff – September 20, 2015  Amtrak’s Texas Eagle was 80 minutes late pulling into the Austin station Friday morning. Of course. According to Amtrak, its trains have come in to Austin on time just 30.9 ...

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    20 Sep
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    BNSF, Union Pacific say ‘meltdown’ in nation’s rail grid is looming

    Railroad shutdown imminent as safety deadline approaches, industry warns KETV-Omaha / TRA  / September 10, 2015   OMAHA, Neb. —A looming deadline for implementation of new railroad safety standards could cause rail networks across the United States to come to ...

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    20 Sep
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    Wicker Questions Railroad Administrator on Restoring Gulf Coast Rail Service

    WASHINGTON – Special to TRA – September 17, 2015 U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today questioned Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Sarah Feinberg, about the agency’s efforts ...

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    19 Sep
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    Red tape delays Amtrak rail improvements in DFW area

    Plans to move Amtrak to faster tracks have stalled Passengers endure long waits stuck in freight yards Officials confident resolution is only weeks away September 11, 2015 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Gordon Dickson   The latest example is playing ...

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    15 Sep
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    FRA to Texas Central: Looks like the Utility Corridor for Dallas-Houston bullet train

    FRA Completes High-Speed Rail Corridor Alternatives Analysis September 15, 2016 –  Special to TRA – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced yesterday that the first stage analysis of a high speed rail corridor between Houston and Dallas points toward using ...

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