Category Archives: Texas Rail News

12 Dec
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TX-OK Passenger Rail Study & DFW Core Express Project Chugs Along

December 12, 2015 – TRA Newswire (Arlington) – A TxDOT service development plan to bring passenger rail service to the I-35 corridor between Oklahoma and South Texas expects to come out in rough form in the spring of 2016. Speaking ...

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10 Dec
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Study Would Look At New Options For High-Speed Rail In Houston

December 8, 2015 – Houston Public Media – Gail Delaughter Transportation officials say a link to downtown Houston is crucial to the project. The planned route for Texas Central Railway’s high-speed train between Houston and Dallas would only bring the ...

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09 Dec
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Could Texas be getting high-speed rail? Texas Central Partners in development phase

December 7, 2015 – KPRC Houston HOUSTON – Its official name is the ‘Tokaido Shinkansen,’ but Texans may know it as the famous Japanese bullet train. Texas Central Partners is a private group that wants to bring the high-speed rail ...

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02 Dec
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Texas Central unveils more high speed rail plans in series of meetings

Updated December 3, 2015 – TRA Newswire (Dallas) – The private company that plans to build a high speed rail line between Texas’ two largest metro areas kicked off a series of public meetings in Dallas Tuesday, showing the public ...

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30 Nov
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Texas Central adds 3 to executive ranks – construction slated for 2017

November 30, 2015 – Special to TRA Newswire   Company developing high-speed rail adds experience to senior executive team in Public Affairs, Construction and Finance Appointments mark latest milestone in the private, Texas-based company project linking Dallas-Fort Worth and Houston’s ...

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20 Nov
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Open House Meetings Scheduled on Texas High-Speed Train Project

November 10, 2015 – NBCDFW.com The plan to link Dallas and Houston with a high-speed train is taking another step forward. Texas Central is scheduling a number of public hearings across the state to discuss the project. The train travels ...

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20 Nov
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Union Pacific Kinney County Railport Grand Opening

November 8, 2015 – Special to TRA Union Pacific Railroad has officially opened their new Union Pacific Kinney County Railport in Kinney County, Texas. The mayors of Brackettville, Del Rio and Eagle Pass joined members of the Kinney County Commissioner’s Court, representatives ...

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20 Nov
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Conservation group expresses opposition to high-speed rail over possible detrimental impact on environment, farmers

TheEagle.com – November 5, 2015 By Jake Walker jake.walker@theeagle.com A natural resources conservation group has come out in opposition to a proposed Houston to Dallas bullet train, saying the venture would take valuable agricultural land out of production. Directors representing ...

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20 Nov
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Road spending popular, but effects can be fleeting

Houston Chronicle – November 4, 2015 Dug Begley, Transportation Writer   It’s raining roads. By huge margins, voters Tuesday seized on every opportunity they had to give local and state officials authority to fix ailing highways and county roads. These ...

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02 Nov
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TxDOT freight mobility plan asks for your input

November 2, 2015 – (Special to TRA) The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released their Draft Texas Freight Mobility Plan for a 30-day public comment period.  The Freight Mobility Plan is TxDOT’s first comprehensive and multimodal transportation plan that ...

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