Category Archives: Texas Rail News

04 Apr
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BNSF furloughs have hit 4,600 employees nationwide

Layoffs blamed on lower demand for oil and coal shipments The furloughs amount to about 10 percent of the Fort Worth-based company’s workforce The railroad joins Union Pacific Corp., CSX Corp. and Kansas City Southern in spending cuts March 31, ...

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31 Mar
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Texas bullet train project pushing for Japan-friendly rules

March 30, 2016 – asia.nikkei.com DALLAS — Railway operator JR Tokai and an American partner will petition federal regulators to set new rules allowing an ultrahigh-speed line here to be built to Japanese bullet train specifications. The roughly 400km line connecting ...

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31 Mar
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Crude-by-rail shipments to the coast down for a number of reasons

March 30, 2016 – BOE Report Large rail shipments of crude from the Midwest to coastal areas have decreased significantly over the past two years, especially to the Gulf Coast and East Coast. This decrease in rail transportation has paralleled ...

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31 Mar
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Offer extended: Buy one & get one free ride on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle

March 31, 2016 – TRA Newswire Amtrak has extended a popular buy one ticket and get one free offer until May 20. If you’ve been hankering to visit San Antonio, Austin, Dallas or Fort Worth, St. Louis, Chicago, Tucson, El ...

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31 Mar
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Texas Central High Speed Rail Wins “Next Big Idea” Award

March 31, 2016 – TRA Newswire Texas’ soon to be built high-speed railway between Dallas and Houston was honored Tuesday night for its big idea to transform travel in America, giving Texans a new safe, affordable and reliable transportation choice. The Urban ...

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28 Mar
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ALERT: TX Senate hearing Tuesday re high speed rail

March 28, 2016 – TRA Newswire On Tuesday, March 29th, at 9:00am, in the Senate Chamber, the Texas Senate Affair Committee will be holding a Public Hearing regarding eminent domain and rights of property owners. The interim charge the Committee ...

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22 Mar
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Lone Star rail survives ‘kill shot’ but put under microscope

March 21, 2016 – Austin American Statesman Highlights CAMPO votes to have committee study a way forward for the Lone Star Rail District and report back by June 6. A three-hour discussion Monday night by area transportation leaders made it ...

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20 Mar
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Texas Pacifico South Orient Railroad’s newest customer opens operations at Big Lake

March 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire Unit trains from Texas Pacifico are now hauling frac sand for Fort Worth based Maalt LP at their Big Lake terminal in West Texas.  Despite the slump in the oil market, demand for frac ...

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20 Mar
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BNSF: announces $210 million Texas Capex plans include San Antonio yard

March 17, 2016 – Progressive Railroading BNSF Railway Co. has rolled out more of its 2016 state-by-state capital expenditure plans, with the latest programs announced for Texas, Illinois and Kansas. In Texas, BNSF will spend $210 million this year to ...

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16 Mar
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FRA requests proposals for high speed rail projects – but there’s a catch, of course

March 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire The Federal Railroad Administration is asking for interested parties to submit Requests for Proposals (RFP) for high speed rail projects around the country, including potential for fast trains that would traverse the South Central High Speed ...

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