Tags: "Amtrak"

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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18 Oct
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Dallas Union Station Celebrates 100 Years

October 17, 2016 – CBSDFW.com Union Station (now renamed Eddie Bernie Johnson Union Station in honor of the transportation advocate in Congress) turned 100 years old this week, and a centennial celebration was held for the Dallas icon. Mayor Mike Rawlings and other city ...

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23 Sep
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Amtrak expands “Bikes on Board” to Texas Eagle & Sunset service

September 22, 2016 – ProgressiveRailroading.com Amtrak is permitting riders to bring bicycles on trains along several additional national routes, the passenger railroad announced yesterday. The railroad’s train-side check-in bicycle service has been expanded to the following routes: Cardinal, Sunset Limited, ...

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