Tags: "Amtrak"

24 Jan
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TxDOT Rail Director says locals need to “Empower 35” rail plan / Calls for changes to Heartland Flyer service

January 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire Highlights: I-35 Corridor passenger rail plan due out soon Heartland Flyer Fort Worth to Oklahoma service could be up for grabs Beaumont railroad bridge and Laredo freight traffic bottlenecks in rail division sights Within ...

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14 Jan
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2 for 1 Amtrak travel ticket in Texas is hard to beat: ends soon

January 15, 2016 – TRA Newswire Here’s an offer on Amtrak’s Texas Eagle that can save you some money. If you travel between now and March 20 you can latch on to a free ticket for each one you purchase. ...

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10 Jan
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The FAST Act explained: section by section summary

NARP / TRA Newswire We’re presenting several views of how the FAST ACT will impact freight and passenger rail, not only in Texas but nationally. The National Association of Railroad Passengers went through the passenger rail title to analyze all ...

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06 Jan
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4 possible candidates for new Amtrak chief: could Matt Rose be one of them?

December 27, 2015 – Fred Frailey blogs for Trains Magazine When I put out the call for your ideas on who should lead Amtrak after Joe Boardman’s retirement next September, you made me proud. Lots of good responses. But one ...

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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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