Category Archives: Texas Rail News

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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28 Jul
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Feds drop proposal to prioritize freight trains over Amtrak – measure on-time at each station

July 28, 2016 – TheHill.com In a big win for passenger rail operators like Amtrak, a panel of federal regulators has reversed course on two proposals that the passenger rail service says would have led to significant delays. The Safety ...

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28 Jul
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Two music icons to debut album based on Amtrak Texas Eagle travels

July 28, 2016 – AmericanSongwriter.com British folk icon Billy Bragg and Americana stalwart Joe Henry teamed up this past year to “make a record of the railroad”. The pair boarded the Texas Eagle in Chicago and rode Amtrak’s longest stretch of rail ...

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27 Jul
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Congressman Cuellar working to develop high speed passenger rail in Laredo, South Texas

July 27, 2016 – lmtonline.com Special to the Times Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation’s release of 10 service and route options for high-speed passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City, ...

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26 Jul
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Cross-Rail Cotton Belt line a decade early? Some hurdles remain

Updated July 28, 2016 – Dallas Morning News compilation of two stories this week on potential service on the long-delayed Cotton Belt cross-county passenger rail service in Northern Dallas and suburbs.   Getting Cotton Belt rail service a decade early could ...

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26 Jul
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Texas Bullet Train Opponents Hope to Block Project Next Year

July 26, 2016 – Texas Tribune The state Legislature could put up major road blocks next year for a private firm’s plans to build a high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas now that a federal transportation board has decided ...

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24 Jul
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Union Pacific 2Q profit falls 19 percent as volume slows

July 21, 2016 – TRA Newswire Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported 2016 second quarter net income of nearly $1.0 billion, or $1.17 per diluted share compared to about $1.2 billion, or $1.38 per diluted share, in the second ...

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24 Jul
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Texas Thinks its High-Speed Rail Plans Will Win Where Others Have Hit Roadblocks

July 21, 2016 – skift.com A $100 million bet says that thousands of Texans will abandon cars and pick-ups for a needle-nosed bullet train that zips past cattle and ranches to deliver riders from Dallas to Houston in 90 minutes ...

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24 Jul
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UK Company wins their first US Rail Contract with Denton County

July 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire First Transit announces that it signed its first rail contract in North America to provide operations and maintenance services for the Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) A-train commuter rail line. First Transit is a ...

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24 Jul
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Texas Lawmaker: Legislature Should Invest in Maritime Ports / Rail

July 18, 2016 – Texas Tribune The state Legislature should increase its focus on maritime ports and dedicate money to increasing their capacity during next year’s session, said state Rep. Larry Gonzales during a House committee hearing Monday. “When I was looking at ...

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