Category Archives: Texas Rail News

07 Jan
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Lone Star Rail Hopes to Secure Funding in 2016

January 7, 2016 – TWC News AUSTIN–Four cities and a community college have bought into the region’s next mass transit plan. Lone Star Rail could connect to every city between San Antonio and Georgetown, cutting hours out of some people’s ...

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06 Jan
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Major industrial land deal in Baytown doubles down on rail service

January 5, 2016 – Houston Business Journal A Houston-based developer closed a major industrial land deal in Baytown and plans to start building on a spec basis. Houston’s Clay Development & Construction Inc. bought 79.57 acres in Cedar Port Industrial ...

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06 Jan
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BNSF Railway says New Year = New Network

January 6, 2016 – BNSF Posted to the BNSF website, the railway company indicated that it’s network is in its best condition ever following 2015’s record $6 billion in capital investment across the lines. In the past year BNSF double-tracked ...

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06 Jan
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KCS Railway’s State of the Railroad: Starling & Ottensmeyer

January 4, 2016 – So how is one of the three Class 1 railroads that serves Texas fairing? Some good events and some challenges according to KCS CEO David L. Starling and President Patrick J. Ottensmeyer. The KCS Railway website ...

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30 Dec
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TEX Rail and others forge regional shared-use agreement

December 29, 2015 – Railway Age The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) and representatives from Union Pacific, Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART), Amtrak, Fort Worth & Western Railroad (FW&W) and Regional Rail Right-of-Way Co. on Dec. 28, 2015 signed ...

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29 Dec
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BNSF greets largest container ship ever at Port of LA: goods destined for Texas, onward

December 28, 2015 – TRA Newswire At dawn on Dec. 26, 2015, the CMA CGM Benjamin Franklin, a brand new 18,000-TEU container ship, arrived at the Port of Los Angeles. It’s the largest container ship ever to visit a U.S. ...

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29 Dec
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BNSF Railway names Austin Western Railroad as 2015 Shortline Railroad of the Year

December 28, 2015 – TRA Newswire BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) announced Austin Western Railroad (AWRR) as its 2015 Shortline Railroad of the Year during BNSF’s annual Shortline Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. AWRR, which is operated by Watco Companies of ...

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17 Dec
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Flying like an Eagle: New Fort Worth-Dallas route to improve Amtrak reliability

December 17, 2015 – TRA Newswire Amtrak Texas Eagle now uses Trinity Rail Express corridor – Texas Rail Advocates thanked for stakeholder support FORT WORTH, Texas – Amtrak has successfully concluded negotiations and changed the route of the Texas Eagle ...

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17 Dec
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Railroads sign TEX Rail agreements as project gains federal funds

December 17, 2015 – Gordon Dickson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram Railroad agreements for track rights are a major step for project Commuter trains could begin service in late 2018 Federal money allocated to project now totals $150 million FORT WORTH ...

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17 Dec
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Bass named Executive Director at Texas Department of Transportation

December 17, 2015 – TRA Newswire (Austin) – James Bass, Chief Financial Officer of the Texas Department of Transportation is the newly named Executive Director. The announcement came out of a meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission and will be ...

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