Category Archives: Texas Rail News

16 Jun
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NTX Council of Governments: Thumbs up for Texas Central high speed rail project

June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire The North Central Texas Council of Government’s Regional Transportation Council (RTC), passed a resolution today to voice its strong support for Texas Central’s bullet train that will connect North Texas and Houston in 90 minutes ...

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04 Jun
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High-speed passenger rail line could link San Antonio-Monterrey MX economy

June 1, 2016 – News4-San Antonio The first international passenger train between the U.S. and Mexico could become reality right here in south Texas. Congressman Henry Cuellar says we’re closer than ever to seeing a high-speed passenger rail line that links ...

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04 Jun
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Update: floods cause Union Pacific rail bridge outage over Brazos River

Updated June 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire Extensive flooding in parts of Texas from storms has impacted the movement of freight and passenger rail service, especially where a Union Pacific line crosses the Brazos River. One rail source reports there was ...

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28 May
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Heartland Flyer funding OK for FY-17 but competition may pop up

May 26, 2016 – Passenger Rail Oklahoma reports that the Oklahoma Department of Transportation has informed the rail advocacy organization that funding for the Heartland Flyer service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City has been approved for FY-2017.  However, the legislature left the ...

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26 May
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National rail advocates support P-HSR while other rurals says no to Texas Central

June 6, 2016 – TRA Newswire UPDATE CORRECTION: In the original story, Congressman Jeb Hensarling was mis-identified as opposing Texas Central’s high speed rail plan. We apologize for the error. Congressman Joe Barton of a nearby district had filed a ...

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19 May
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TxDOT looking for new Rail Division Director

May 19, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Texas Department of Transportation has announced it’s seeking applications for Director of it’s Rail Division. The opening is due to the resignation of the second Rail Division Director since the department was formed ...

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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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