Tags: "Amtrak"

12 Feb
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Amtrak route from Meridian MS to Fort Worth comes after Gulf Coast train

February 3, 2018 – meridianstar.com – Negotiations are underway to revive a long-awaited Amtrak route connecting Atlanta and Ft. Worth, Texas, through Meridian, but it has taken a backseat to a Gulf Coast train route that was abandoned after Hurricane ...

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02 Feb
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With Amtrak crash, Congress faced a deadly rail danger firsthand – Congressman Burgess (TX) lent a hand

February 2, 2018 – TheHill.com – Jim Matthews, Opinion Contributor – On Wednesday morning, I asked my staff to post a cautionary video of a truck driver in Florida ignoring flashing lights and lowered crossing gates to drive across the ...

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25 Nov
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Officials: Texas Eagle safe, but railroad funding needs to be stable

November 12, 2017 – Longview News-Journal – The nation’s passenger rail system and the Texas Eagle train that stops in Longview appear to be safe from federal budget cuts for now, but rail advocates say train travel needs more than ...

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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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