Tags: "Amtrak"

17 Dec
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Flying like an Eagle: New Fort Worth-Dallas route to improve Amtrak reliability

December 17, 2015 – TRA Newswire Amtrak Texas Eagle now uses Trinity Rail Express corridor – Texas Rail Advocates thanked for stakeholder support FORT WORTH, Texas – Amtrak has successfully concluded negotiations and changed the route of the Texas Eagle ...

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11 Dec
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Why it makes no sense to pit the Northeast Corridor against the National Network (hint: it’s the economy, stupid)

December 11, 2015 – National Association of Railroad Passengers Like the man once famously said, “There you go again.” Newspapers and media outlets up and down the Northeast Corridor are once again buying into the mythology that Amtrak’s NEC operation ...

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07 Dec
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Buy 1 get 1 free doesn’t happen very often in Texas

December 7, 2015 – (Dallas) Amtrak’s Texas Eagle service has a lot to celebrate and you get the prize. Starting in January when you purchase one regular (adult) rail fare on the daily Texas Eagle you get to take a ...

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31 Oct
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It’s time for the ODOT-TxDOT Heartland Flyer to grow up

June 14, 1999 was the first run of the Oklahoma state supported Heartland Flyer, a daily train that made a round-trip between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas. It ended a twenty year drought of passenger rail service in that ...

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28 Oct
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Tiger Grant: $15 Million to upgrade Amtrak’s Southwest Chief route

Ladailypost.com – October 27, 2015 WASHINGTON, D.C. – U.S. Senators Tom Udall and Martin Heinrich and U.S. Representatives Michelle Lujan Grisham, Steve Pearce and Ben Ray Luján have announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT) has awarded $15,210,143 for ...

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13 Oct
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Neches River rail bridge study set for October 21 in Beaumont

(Special to TRA) – October 13, 2015 – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing rail improvements for a major choke point at the Neches River Bridge in Beaumont, Texas.  TxDOT will hold a Public Open House on Wednesday, ...

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30 Sep
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Americans love trains. So should conservatives.

William S. Lind and Glen D. Bottoms • AmericanConservative.com September 8, 2015   At root, conservatism is about preserving good things from the past and, where they have been lost, restoring them. Conservatives know that life in the past was ...

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    20 Sep
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    Amtrak ridership in Austin slips the more economy improves

    By Ben Wear – American-Statesman Staff – September 20, 2015  Amtrak’s Texas Eagle was 80 minutes late pulling into the Austin station Friday morning. Of course. According to Amtrak, its trains have come in to Austin on time just 30.9 ...

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    20 Sep
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    BNSF, Union Pacific say ‘meltdown’ in nation’s rail grid is looming

    Railroad shutdown imminent as safety deadline approaches, industry warns KETV-Omaha / TRA  / September 10, 2015   OMAHA, Neb. —A looming deadline for implementation of new railroad safety standards could cause rail networks across the United States to come to ...

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    20 Sep
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    Wicker Questions Railroad Administrator on Restoring Gulf Coast Rail Service

    WASHINGTON – Special to TRA – September 17, 2015 U.S. Senator Roger Wicker, R-Miss., a member of the Senate Commerce, Science, and Transportation Committee, today questioned Acting Administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA), Sarah Feinberg, about the agency’s efforts ...

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