Category Archives: Texas Rail News

24 Feb
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Texas Central asks for public support against flurry of anti-rail bills

February 24, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Central, pushing back against a flurry of bills filed in the Texas legislature to kill their high speed train project between Dallas and Houston, put out a plea to everyday Texans asking for ...

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24 Feb
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Union Pacific named most admired in transportation industry

February 23, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific was named the most admired among trucking, transportation and logistics companies by Fortune for the seventh straight year, marking the 14th time in 18 years the company has been named No. ...

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21 Feb
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Rural Lawmakers File 18 Bills to Derail Bullet Train between Dallas and Houston

February 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Updated A group of rural state lawmakers have filed a slate of legislation to push back against Texas Central Railway’s proposal to construct a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. Senators Birdwell (R-Granbury), Creighton ...

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17 Feb
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Big turnout at UT-SA hears why Texas needs more train service

February 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – (San Antonio) – Over 85 interested citizens, students and members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers in Texas gathered on the UT-SA Campus Thursday evening and heard about an important high speed ...

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08 Feb
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Union Pacific Announces 2017 CAPEX plan: $3.1 Billion

February 8, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Board of Directors of Union Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) have approved the Company’s 2017 capital plan of approximately $3.1 billion, down about $400 million versus 2016. The plan includes $300 million to ...

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08 Feb
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Archer Western awarded TEX Rail DFW Airport Station contract

February 7, 2017 – rtands.com – The Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) has awarded Archer Western a contract to build its new $28.5 million TEX Rail station. DFW’s Terminal B Station will be adjacent to the airport’s Terminal B ...

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07 Feb
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Texas Bullet Train Project Reaches Key Milestones With Landowners

February 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Central, developers of the state’s first high-speed train, announced today that it has marked a significant milestone in its land option program, the result of collaborative and ongoing engagements with property owners and ...

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06 Feb
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Fed regulators slow down Texas bullet train start date

February 6, 2017 – HoustonPress.com The highly anticipated and controversial Houston-to-Dallas bullet train line has been delayed once again. Yep, that’s right. Texas Central Partners, the private company that plans to construct a high-speed rail line that will zip passengers ...

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06 Feb
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Locomotive order slowdown: GE Fort Worth to lay off 250 workers

February 6, 2017 – Fort Worth Star Telegram – Citing a slump in freight rail shipping, GE Manufacturing Solutions has begun laying off about one-third of its workforce at its locomotive plant in north Fort Worth, just west of the Texas ...

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02 Feb
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Cuellar holds meeting on passenger rail service between U.S. and Mexico

January 29, 2017 – riograndeguardian.com LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is continuing his efforts to get a high-speed rail service between South Texas and Monterrey. Last week, the Laredo congressman hosted a two-day international meeting with the Federal ...

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