Category Archives: Texas Rail News

18 Sep
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I-35 mayors want commuter rail options

September 16, 2016 – San Antonio Express-News – Vianna Davila – SAN MARCOS — Mayors representing four large cities along Interstate 35, including Ivy Taylor of San Antonio and Steve Adler of Austin, said Friday they all agree connecting the ...

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16 Sep
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KCS Announces 16th Annual Holiday Express Schedule; Kicks-off Fundraising to Help Kids in Need

September 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) (NYSE: KSU) announced today its schedule for the 16th annual Holiday Express train, which will stop in 22 communities in seven states on 26 dates.  At each stop, visitors ...

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16 Sep
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BNSF publishes 2015 sustainability report

September 16, 2016 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) has issued its annual Corporate Responsibility and Sustainability Report. The report highlights the company’s focus on continuing to enhance safety as well as efforts to reduce energy consumption and carbon emissions ...

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15 Sep
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Governor Abbott Expresses Caution on I-35 High-Speed Rail

September 15, 2016 – Texas Tribune – WACO — Gov. Greg Abbott on Thursday expressed caution about high-speed rail in Texas, warning that any investment in transportation must not be a “money-losing proposition.” It was one of several notable topics ...

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15 Sep
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New BNSF San Antonio yard improves US-Mex connectivity

September 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire – BNSF Railway has opened a new $40 million switching yard in southwestern Bexar County that will move freight faster between Mexico and South Texas. The rail site,  an old transfer point for Air Force recruits, previously housed a passenger ...

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03 Sep
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Rail meeting held September 10 in Fort Worth

National Association of Railroad Passengers hosts regional meeting – Updates on Texas rail projects September 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire – National Association of Railroad Passengers Division Leader Bruce Ashton is inviting NARP members in North Texas to hear updates ...

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03 Sep
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DART’s Gary Thomas Named Outstanding Public Transit Manager

September 2, 2016 – masstransitmag.com Gary Thomas, president/executive director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit, has been named Outstanding Public Transportation Manager of the Year by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA). “I am honored to be recognized for doing what ...

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03 Sep
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BNSF starts Pacific Northwest to Texas intermodal service

September 2, 2016 – feedstuffs.com – Beginning Sept. 12, BNSF Railway will offer intermodal customers a new service option to move freight between the Pacific Northwest and Texas. Shippers who move commodities and a wide range of consumer goods between ...

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01 Sep
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DART’s Cotton Belt rail line on fast track for 2022?

September 2, 2016 – TRA Newswire – In a series of public meetings that concluded yesterday Dallas Area Rapid Transit previewed what could be fast-tracking for a rail project that has been in consideration for over 30 years. The Cotton ...

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28 Aug
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Waco leaders advocate downtown stop for proposed high-speed rail line

August 24, 2016 – WacoTrib.com Public comment is wrapping up in a state-sponsored study of a high-speed rail alternative to Interstate 35, and local leaders are going on record in favor of a downtown Waco stop. The study looks at ...

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