Category Archives: Texas Rail News

08 Aug
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BNSF posts Q2 revenue, earnings increases on higher volumes

August 8, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – BNSF Railway Co. reported revenue jumped 14.5 percent to $5.3 billion on higher volumes and increased average revenue per car during the second quarter compared with the same period a year ago. BNSF’s pretax net ...

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08 Aug
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First Stadler FLIRT complete for TEXRail commuter line

August 7, 2017 – GlobalAirRailNews.com – Stadler has announced that the first FLIRT for the future TEXRail commuter line has been completed. In 2015, Fort Worth Transportation Authority signed a $100 million contract with the rolling stock manufacturer for eight ...

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05 Aug
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TxDOT receives Fed grant for South Orient rail upgrades in SW Texas / refinery to be new customer

Updated August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Department of Transportation has received a $7 million federal grant to help rebuild the Presidio-Ojinaga International Rail Bridge and 72 miles ...

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04 Aug
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Calling all N Texas rail advocates: August 17 Cotton Belt funding meeting

August 4 , 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Rail Advocates has learned that an innovative funding approach may be available for completion of the Cotton Belt cross-region East-West passenger rail line that has been on the drawing board since ...

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04 Aug
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Amtrak honors two Texans: RIchard & Christina Anderson as “Champions”

August 4, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman has named Richard & Christina Anderson of Marshall Texas as Amtrak Champions during the annual President’s Safety and Service Awards program. Every year the national network passenger ...

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31 Jul
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GE Fort Worth locomotive plant could recall up to 225 laid off

July 27, 2017 – Dallas Business Journal – Boston-based General Electric (NYSE: GE) could recall 225 workers to its Fort Worth locomotive manufacturing facility six months after laying off more than 200, GE Transportation Chief Executive Officer Jamie Miller told Bloomberg. This comes in wake ...

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30 Jul
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Citing rail safety, Houston Metro to change its rail car colors

July 27, 2017 – MassTransitMag.com – Metro has the blues — and reds — in hopes of getting people to give their trains a second look. Pending approval by its board, scheduled for Thursday, Metropolitan Transit Authority is planning to ...

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29 Jul
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TRA board member Paul Mangelsdorf passed away

Updated August 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire  – Funeral was held today for Paul Mangelsdorf, one of the founding members of Texas Rail Advocates who passed away July 28 while in hospice at Presbyterian Hospital in Dallas.  Paul had surgery ...

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27 Jul
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Oklahoma to hold hearing on long sought Tulsa-OKC rail link

July 27, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Two Oklahoma State Representatives will co-host a hearing on September 6 at the State Capitol in Oklahoma City to discuss re-starting passenger rail service between OKC and Tulsa. The hearing will be held September ...

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22 Jul
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Kansas City Southern revenue & income up in 2Q

July 21, 2017 – RailwayAge.com – Kansas City Southern reported record second quarter 2017 revenues of $656 million, up 15% on-year, as carloads increased 6%. The Kansas City, Mo.-based company said operating income increased 9% to $239 million, a historic ...

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