Category Archives: Texas Rail News

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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12 Dec
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Survey crews are in the field scouting Dallas-Houston bullet train path

December 12, 2015 -TRA Newswire (Arlington) –  The private developer that is building a high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston started surveying on public property this week in anticipation of construction starting in late 2017. “Texas Central Partners ...

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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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