Issues

Main issues

Issues that Texas Rail Advocates is advocating on behalf of the citizens of the Lone Star state:

Dallas-Houston privately financed high speed rail project (Texas Central’s bullet train)

DFW High Speed Rail Commission (connecting Fort Worth, Arlington and Dallas)

Funding for the Heartland Flyer Amtrak service between Fort Worth, Gainesville and Oklahoma points and establishing a second daily frequency

We call it “Empower 35” but the TxDOT Rail Division refers to it as TOPRS (The Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study connecting Oklahoma City to DFW, Austin, San Antonio and the Rio Grande Valley – the I-35 corridor)

PTC and the effects on freight and passenger rail (Positive Train Control mandated by Congress)

Short line railroad tax credits that affect Texas short lines

10 Critical freight rail projects in Texas that were not addressed by the 2015 or 2017 Texas legislature

Regional passenger rail service between Georgetown, Austin and San Antonio where the need still remains even after the demise of the Lone Star Rail project

Local light rail and commuter rail projects in Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin and Houston

Next rail bottleneck to uncork: Neches River Bridge

The Texas Department of Transportation is conducting a study on the Neches River bridge at Beaumont. This ...

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UPDATE: Building the bullet train line Houston to Dallas

The privately financed high speed railway between Dallas and Houston being built by Texas Central Partners. FRA ...

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TOPRS Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study

This project is being developed with a grant from the U.S. Department of Transportation and is being conducted ...

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