Tags: "Amtrak"

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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30 Apr
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Sunset Ltd & Texas Eagle offer new Thruway bus connection /Heartland Flyer connection grows

April 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – New Amtrak Thruway Shuttle Service in Maricopa Connecting Sunset Limited/Texas Eagle Passengers to Phoenix and Tempe Beginning Monday, May 1, Amtrak will begin operating a Thruway bus connecting service in Maricopa, Ariz. for ...

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02 Apr
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Texas Eagle train loss would nix eastward plans

March 25, 2017 – Glenn Evans – Longview News-Journal – A planned east-west train route allowing Longview residents to ride to New York and beyond is imperiled under a federal budget proposal that would eliminate funding for long-haul Amtrak routes, ...

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20 Mar
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Passenger rail advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled

March 17, 2017 – RT&S.com – Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) response was more moderate. Acting ...

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20 Mar
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Prez’s budget calls for end to national network trains: NARP says National Or Nothing

March 16, 2017 –  National Association of Railroad Passengers  – The White House released its “skinny budget”—a general budget outline with few programmatic details and while infrastructure investment has been a major theme of President Trump’s campaign and first 100 days, ...

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16 Mar
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Trump Administration’s first budget calls for end to national network trains – dumps urban transit

Updated March 16, 2017 – NARPrail.org & TRA Newswire – The White House released its “skinny budget”—a general budget outline with few programmatic details—today. And while infrastructure investment has been a major theme of President Trump’s campaign and first 100 ...

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08 Jan
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Amtrak Studying Feasilibity of San Antonio-Austin Commuter Service

January 6, 2017 – tpr.org – Shelley Koffler – When the Lone Star Rail project fell apart last year, communities along I-35 were left looking for a new plan that would reduce travel time between San Antonio and Austin.  Now, ...

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03 Jan
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Republicans embrace Amtrak’s Gulf Coast rebirth: benefit local economies

January 1, 2017 – Politico – In the Donald Trump era, even red-state Republicans are cheering Amtrak’s efforts to restart the Gulf Coast passenger train line that Hurricane Katrina wiped out. MOBILE, Ala. — A decade after Hurricane Katrina wiped ...

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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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26 Oct
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Oklahoma wants Texas to step up with Heartland Flyer service

October 25, 2016 – TRA Newswire – The Oklahoma Senate Transportation Committee held an interim study Wednesday to look at the both the costs and the benefits of the Heartland Flyer, the Amtrak line that brought back passenger rail service ...

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