Category Archives: Texas Rail News

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Bexar County Approves $500,000 For Lone Star Rail District

September 2, 2015 – SAcurrent.com Bexar County’s $1.7 billion budget that was approved Tuesday includes $500,000 for the Lone Star Rail District. While the funding received a green light, no agreements are in place yet, according to a county spokesperson. ...

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Twin Eagle begins construction for new frac sand rail facility near Big Spring

September 1, 2015 – San Antonio Business Journal Logistics company Twin Eagle continues to grow despite six-year low crude oil prices and the company is building a new rail park to deliver frac sand to its customers just a few hours northwest ...

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South Orient rail line may get more use in remote Southwest Texas

August 26, 2015 – Alpine Avalanche Proponents of passenger service on the old South Orient through Alpine hope that a renewed interest in using the rail line for freight will lead to a future travel boom, especially for tourism in ...

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Mexico, U.S. hail opening of first rail bridge in more than 100 years

BROWNSVILLE, Texas, Aug. 26 (UPI) — Government officials from the United States and Mexico held an event Tuesday to celebrate the opening of the West Rail Bypass International Bridge, the first rail link between the countries in more than a century. ...

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North Texas panel OKs $4.5 million for high-speed rail planning

The Regional Transportation Council (RTC) in North Texas last week approved $4.5 million through fiscal-year 2018 for the planning, design, project development and preliminary engineering of a high-speed rail line that would connect Dallas/Fort Worth to Houston. Texas Central Partners ...

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05 Sep
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Federal grant acceptance will allow work to begin on Southwest Chief route

Federal grant acceptance will allow work to begin on Southwest Chief route Garden City Telegram – August 24, 2015 The slow process of improving the Southwest Chief rail line through southwest Kansas took a step forward Monday after the Garden ...

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North Texas inches closer to getting High-Speed Rail lines

North Texas inches closer to getting High-Speed Rail lines CBSlocal.com – August 21, 2015   FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – For years, politicians and volunteers have been talking about building a high-speed rail line to and possibly through North Texas. That ‘dream’ ...

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Will the Houston/Dallas bullet train revolutionize Texas or divide it forever?

Will the Houston/Dallas bullet train revolutionize Texas or divide it forever? Dallas Observer – August 18, 2015 On a hot day in 1991, Nancy Beddingfield stood on her front porch watching a stranger in a suit maneuver his car up ...

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KCS working with Lardedo planners to reduce wait time at real crossings

KCS working with Laredo planners to reduce wait time at rail crossings KGNS.tv –  August 17, 2015 LAREDO, TEXAS (KGNS) – The rail company Kansas City Southern is approaching planners about what can be done to reduce the inconveniences, at railroad ...

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FRA technical report reviews corridor alternatives for Texas Central Railway project

FRA technical report reviews corridor alternatives for Texas Central Railway project Progressive Railroading  – August 17, 2015 The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) last week issued a “Corridor Alternatives Analysis Technical Report” for Texas Central Railway’s proposed Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail project. ...

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