Category Archives: Texas Rail News

19 Sep
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Red tape delays Amtrak rail improvements in DFW area

Plans to move Amtrak to faster tracks have stalled Passengers endure long waits stuck in freight yards Officials confident resolution is only weeks away September 11, 2015 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram / Gordon Dickson   The latest example is playing ...

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15 Sep
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FRA to Texas Central: Looks like the Utility Corridor for Dallas-Houston bullet train

FRA Completes High-Speed Rail Corridor Alternatives Analysis September 15, 2016 –  Special to TRA – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced yesterday that the first stage analysis of a high speed rail corridor between Houston and Dallas points toward using ...

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14 Sep
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Dallas council signs off on one route for second DART line downtown

September 10, 2015 – Fox4 Dallas A second DART rail line has been approved for Downtown Dallas by the city council. The route would run along Jackson and Young Streets if it gets final council approval. It avoids a cluster ...

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14 Sep
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San Antonio City Council includes rail to Austin in budget

Sepember 10, 2015 – San Antonio Express News San Antonio became the third city to set aside funding for the Lone Star Rail District line when it voted Thursday to include $500,000 for the project in its annual budget. The ...

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14 Sep
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Texas Bullet Train Moving Forward Despite Obstacles

September 8, 2015 – Texas Tribune by Aman Batheja The private firm hoping to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston has been celebrating a summer of successes: completing a successful round of fundraising, seeing a key federal study move ...

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14 Sep
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TEX Rail plans include high-tech approach to safety

September 3, 2015 – Fort Worth Star Telegram BY GORDON DICKSON gdickson@star-telegram.com FORT WORTH  A proposed commuter rail line from downtown Fort Worth to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport will be among the first rails in Texas to feature state-of-the-art technology for ...

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14 Sep
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Denton County transit agency nabs platinum award for financial transparency

September 3, 2015 – Progressive Railroading The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) received the platinum award for financial transparency as part of the Texas Comptroller Leadership Circle program. Launched by the state’s Comptroller of Public Accounts in December 2009, the Leadership Circle ...

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14 Sep
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Bexar County Approves $500,000 For Lone Star Rail District

September 2, 2015 – SAcurrent.com Bexar County’s $1.7 billion budget that was approved Tuesday includes $500,000 for the Lone Star Rail District. While the funding received a green light, no agreements are in place yet, according to a county spokesperson. ...

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14 Sep
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Twin Eagle begins construction for new frac sand rail facility near Big Spring

September 1, 2015 – San Antonio Business Journal Logistics company Twin Eagle continues to grow despite six-year low crude oil prices and the company is building a new rail park to deliver frac sand to its customers just a few hours northwest ...

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14 Sep
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South Orient rail line may get more use in remote Southwest Texas

August 26, 2015 – Alpine Avalanche Proponents of passenger service on the old South Orient through Alpine hope that a renewed interest in using the rail line for freight will lead to a future travel boom, especially for tourism in ...

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