Category Archives: Texas Rail News

02 May
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TxDOT to hold workshops in June: “Move Texas Freight”

May 2, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Texas Department of Transportation will be holding a series of workshops around the state during the month of June to get your input on your ideas on how to keep Texas freight ...

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02 May
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Congress moves ahead on transportation funding

May 2, 2017 – TRA Newswire / NARPrail.org / APTA.com Congress released an omnibus agreement Monday that provides increased transportation funding for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017, with $57.651 billion in total funding for transportation and housing programs—a $350 million ...

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01 May
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4 Bad “Kill High Speed Rail Bills” To Be Heard Thursday Morning in Austin

May 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire Four bills are slated to be heard by the Texas House Transportation Committee Thursday morning that could either delay or kill a privately funded bullet train project slated to be built between Dallas and ...

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30 Apr
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Sunset Ltd & Texas Eagle offer new Thruway bus connection /Heartland Flyer connection grows

April 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – New Amtrak Thruway Shuttle Service in Maricopa Connecting Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle Passengers to Phoenix and Tempe Beginning Monday, May 1, Amtrak will begin operating a Thruway bus connecting service in Maricopa, Ariz. for ...

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28 Apr
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12 Dallas State Reps Support Texas Bullet Train

April 28, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Twelve Dallas area State Representatives have signed onto a letter in support of the proposed high speed rail line to be built between Dallas and Houston and call the project “an incredible opportunity”. ...

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17 Apr
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DART CEO Testifies Before House Subcommittee on Federal Funding Needs: FAST ACT

April 15, 2017 – TRA Newswire – DART President/Executive Director Gary Thomas, on behalf of the American Public Transportation Association, testified earlier this month before the House Transportation and Infrastructure Subcommittee on Highways and Transit. Specifically, the committee wanted to hear ...

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13 Apr
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DFW Regional Transportation Council not pleased with Sen. Burton’s “kill commuter rail” bill

April 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The North Central Texas Council of Government’s Regional Transportation Council has come out against Senate Bill 385 which would effectively kill commuter rail projects in the region and the state if passed into ...

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13 Apr
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Union Pacific to spend $452 million in Texas infrastructure – NAFTA helps drives business

Updated April 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $452 million infrastructure investment in Texas this year. Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit Texas’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds. An ...

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11 Apr
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TRA testifies against Texas House Bill 3440: TxDOT should steer direction of high speed rail and not lawmakers

April 11, 2017 -TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – (Updated April 12) The Texas House Transportation Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on HB3440, a bill to create a joint interim committee that would come up with a strategy for a high speed passenger rail network ...

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11 Apr
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Frac sand is driving an increase in railcar movements and new equipment

April 11, 2017 – TRA Newswire – There’s been an upswing in drilling so far this year and that’s translating into good news for Texas railroads that are hauling frac sand. Frac sand is a durable sand used in hydraulic ...

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