Tags: "freight rail"

06 Oct
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Texas trains will roll as unions, freight-rail carriers reach tentative agreement on 5-year contract

October 6, 2017 – ProgressiveRailroading.com – The six unions that make up the Coordinated Bargaining Group (CBG) have reached a tentative agreement with the nation’s freight-rail carriers, the unions announced yesterday. The CBG represents the American Train Dispatchers Association; the Brotherhood of ...

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05 Aug
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TxDOT receives Fed grant for South Orient rail upgrades in SW Texas / refinery to be new customer

Updated August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Department of Transportation has received a $7 million federal grant to help rebuild the Presidio-Ojinaga International Rail Bridge and 72 miles ...

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03 Aug
0

Texas, Railroad Successes Linked

TRA Opinion – We Texans have a lot of pride and for good reason. We have great sports teams, great universities, an actively growing population and the second largest economy in the U.S. Even with the energy industry in a ...

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16 Dec
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Dallas-based Trinity Industries and other feel effect of sluggish railcar building

December 2, 2016 – Wall Street Journal – Too Many Railcars, Too Little Freight Rail equipment sits idle as commodities slump, changes in energy market cut into demand Light traffic on North American railroads has sidetracked the railcar market. Railcar ...

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17 Aug
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Study confirms freight rail backbone of TX & US economy

BY DENNIS SHINGLETON –  Special to the Star-Telegram If the North Texas economy were a living organism, our roads, runways, rails and other infrastructure would be the skeleton, with freight rail tracks serving as the backbone that keeps the entire ...

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07 Oct
0

Southwest Assoc of Rail Shippers

SWARS Southwest Association of Rail Shippers 2015 Semi-Annual Meeting October 7-8, 2015 Renaissance Dallas Hotel Dallas, Texas Texas Rail Advocates is a sponsor of the SWARS conference https://www.swrailshippers.com/upcoming_meetings.asp

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24 Sep
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We’re flush with freight, and ideas of what to do about it

  Only 34 projects (3%) would be slated for rail, and that equals 1% of total cost but freight rail impacts 17% of employment (Texas Freight Mobility Plan pie chart) Dug Begley – Houston Chronicle – September 24, 2015   ...

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