Tags: "Amtrak"

06 Oct
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Gutting Amtrak would hurt flyover states most

October 6, 2017 – Rail Passengers Association (NARP) – By Jim Mathews, Opinion Contributor, TheHill.com – This summer the White House and a handful of Congress members tried to kill Amtrak’s national network. Both the House and the Senate soundly rejected this ...

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10 Sep
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20 years after saving the Texas Eagle: celebration but not quitting yet

September 10, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Back in 1997 Amtrak’s Texas Eagle tri-weekly train was written off as part of a cost-cutting effort by the passenger rail service. The train schedule for the San Antonio to Chicago service was ...

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08 Sep
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Tracks open! Amtrak’s Sunset Limited restarts service after Harvey’s Gulf Coast flooding

September 8, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Amtrak’s Sunset Limited service through Houston and Beaumont, a casualty of Hurricane Harvey’s catastrophic flooding, restarts service next week. The tri-weekly passenger train service runs on two host railroads, Union Pacific and BNSF ...

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06 Sep
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Study looks at Atlanta-Dallas-Ft. Worth rail route through Meridian MS

September 5, 2017 – MeridianStar.com – Meridian could benefit one day from a long-time desire, now under study, to re-establish a passenger train route from Ft. Worth, Texas, to Atlanta. The plan is a priority of the Texas-based I-20 Corridor Council. ...

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01 Sep
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Rail traffic begins slow return to Houston & Texas Gulf Coast after Harvey

September 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Around the edges rail traffic is starting to inch back after Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey devastated Houston and the Gulf Coast of Texas. Union Pacific Railroad reports that freight rail service in the Houston ...

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28 Aug
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Catastrophic flooding brings Texas Gulf Coast railroads to standstill

UPDATED August 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Massive flooding caused by Hurricane / Tropical Storm Harvey has wreaked havoc with all modes of transportation, especially railroads, along the Texas Gulf Coast and around Houston.  All three Class I railroads that ...

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04 Aug
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Amtrak honors two Texans: RIchard & Christina Anderson as “Champions”

August 4, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Amtrak President and CEO Wick Moorman has named Richard & Christina Anderson of Marshall Texas as Amtrak Champions during the annual President’s Safety and Service Awards program. Every year the national network passenger ...

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21 Jul
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Report to Congress recommends Gulf Coast Amtrak service

July 19, 2017 – wtxl.com – A federal panel submitted a report to Congress this week recommending passenger rail service return to the Gulf Coast. The Big Bend has been without it for more than a decade. The Gulf Coast ...

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09 Jul
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TX: New Amtrak CEO has Texas ties, but can he save State’s Texas Eagle route?

July 7, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – Gordon Dickson – Amtrak’s incoming boss has Texas ties, but can he save long-distance passenger rail service in the state? Richard Anderson, 62, a veteran airline executive who most recently ran Delta ...

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04 Jul
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Guest column: Another Amtrak CEO…and flyover country

July 4, 2017 – Commentary by Russ Jackson –  Commerce, Oklahoma (not California) is a small town in the northeast corner of Oklahoma near the Kansas border, population 2,400 hardy souls.  This town sits astride the original Route 66 highway, ...

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