Category Archives: Texas Rail News

20 May
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Texas Central high-speed rail project to announce global design/build consortium

May 18, 2017 – kxas.com – Texas Central, the Dallas company planning to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston, has reached a deal with a major global consortium to design and build the project. An official announcement is ...

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20 May
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Avera to develop Union Pacific rail-served industrial facility in Houston

May 20, 2017 – cpexecutive.com The 143-acre Bayport Logistics Park will feature 7,000 feet of frontage on a Union Pacific rail line and will eventually comprise three or four buildings. Houston-based Avera Cos. will be developing a 143-acre industrial complex ...

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17 May
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TRA Exec Director testifies against SB979 in Austin – singles out high speed rail vs. other modes

May 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Rail Advocates Executive Director Chris Lippincott testified today before the House Land and Resource Management Committee against Senate Bill 979 which could put limits on future high speed railroad projects. The bill relates to ...

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16 May
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Breaking: House committee to hear bill Wednesday that’s BAD for high speed rail

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – SENATE BILL 979 TO BE HEARD WEDNESDAY MORNING IN AUSTIN IN HOUSE LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. ROOM E2.026.   CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO OPPOSE THIS JOB KILLING BILL. THAT IS BLATANTLY ...

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16 May
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Rare mileage run for Amtrak fans in Texas through June 21

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – It’s been over half a century since a regularly scheduled passenger train passed through Tyler, Texas but that is about to change, at least for about a month. Due to extensive track work ...

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16 May
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Union Pacific chief says fix NAFTA, not scrap it

May 16, 2017 – Trains Magazine – CHICAGO — Union Pacific Railroad’s chairman and chief executive said he is hopeful that the Trump Administration will do what’s best for America’s railroads if and when negotiations are held to rework the ...

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16 May
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Study: public investment around DART Rail moving North Texas

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – A new study looking at the economic impact of publicly funded projects near the light rail stations of Dallas Area Rapid Transit demonstrates what economists and private real estate developers have seen for ...

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16 May
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KCS Railway to spend $25M in capacity, maintenance & safety upgrades

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced today that its subsidiary, The Kansas City Southern Railway Company (KCSR), is investing approximately $24.6 million in 2017 on construction and improvement projects on its Pittsburg, Heavener and ...

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12 May
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On TV: TRA Exec Director counters arguments of NIMBYs trying to kill high speed rail

May 12, 2017 – KBTX.com – The battle over high-speed rail through the Brazos Valley has been raging for years now, and it continues in courtrooms and the state capitol. As Texans await legislative action, First News at Four invited ...

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12 May
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BCS Chamber of Commerce advocates for high-speed rail through Brazos Valley

May 12, 2017 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. (KBTX) – All week long, Bryan/College Station representatives are visiting the nation’s capitol to talk to lawmakers about issues residents care about. One of the hot button topics, local transportation issues, came up Tuesday. ...

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