Category Archives: Texas Rail News

15 Dec
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Merry Christmas! TEXRail gets full funding for Tarrant County rail line

December 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire – The Fort Worth Transportation Authority received their Christmas gift today from the Federal Transit Administration in a ceremony held at the T’s downtown offices. FTA Administrator Carolyn Flowers was on hand to announce ...

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06 Dec
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Texas Central expands leadership – CEO Aguilar named to build high speed rail project

December 6, 2016 – TRA Newswire –  Aguilar named CEO of Texas Central and brings more than 30 years of experience leading major infrastructure development projects Tim Keith becomes President and will lead capital raising and external affairs Appointment marks ...

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30 Nov
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UT and Prairie VIew students take top prizes in Texas bullet train station designs

November 30, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Architecture students from UT, UT-Arlington and Prairie View A&M take top prizes in statewide design competition for passenger stations of the future Students presented their creative vision for Dallas, Houston and Brazos Valley ...

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28 Nov
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Texas State Railroad’s Polar Express takes to the tracks for Christmas riders

November 27, 2016 – Tylerpaper.com PALESTINE – Stunned Texas State Railroad passenger Bailey Parsons, 6, seemed almost speechless recently as her childhood hero ventured up the train aisle and extended a gloved hand in greeting. The bigger-than-life figure, dressed in ...

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28 Nov
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FRA proposes safety standard updates to allow for high-speed passenger trains

November 26, 2016 – TRA Newswire – WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the United States as the country looks to add high-speed trains that can travel up to ...

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26 Nov
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Joint BNSF-KCS intermodal service kicks off December 1: CHI-DFW-MEX

November 26, 2016 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) and Kansas City Southern (KCS) begin a new joint service December 1st that will offer intermodal transportation connecting the Chicago and Dallas/Fort Worth markets and other major markets on the ...

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25 Nov
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Texas Eagle brings back service to Arcadia Valley MO after 48 years

November 25, 2016 – TRA Newswire – The Missouri Pacific Railroad last stopped in town 48 years ago but this week Amtrak’s Texas Eagle began daily service to a part of Southern Missouri long neglected in transportation options. Trains 21/421 ...

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25 Nov
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Texas Rail Advocates files response to TXDOT Sunset Commission Review

November 25, 2016 – TRA Newswire – It’s the Texas Department of Transportation’s turn to undergo Sunset Review, as ordered by the Texas legislature, and Texas Rail Advocates has filed a public document recommending the Sunset Commission make some legislative and procedural ...

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16 Nov
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Plano Council Passes Resolution Supporting Bullet Train

November 16, 2016 – CommunityImpact.com – Plano council supports high-speed rail project, Homeless Awareness Week

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14 Nov
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KCS Dedicates Wylie, TX Intermodal Facility to David L. Starling

November 14, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) has re-named its intermodal facility in Wylie, Texas the David L. Starling Wylie Intermodal Terminal. A sign un-veiling ceremony with the KCS board of directors and officers ...

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