Tags: "high-speed rail"

25 Jan
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Do you want to see the Texas Bullet Train be successful?

January 25, 2018 – TRA Newswire – A Special Request for Texas Rail Advocates followers: The private company that is building the high speed railroad between Dallas and Houston must get final approval from the Federal Railroad Administration before the ...

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29 Dec
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60-day public comment period opens for Texas Bullet Train project

December 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The clock is ticking on the Federal Railroad Administration’s 60-day public comment period on the Dallas-Houston bullet train project. Texas Central Railway’s Draft Environmental Impact Statement  (DEIS) was released last week and posted in ...

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25 Nov
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Wear: Why plans for Texas bullet trains are still mostly a dream

November 17, 2017 – Austin American-Statesman – Ben Wear – Highlights TxDOT this month approved a first-level environmental study on an Oklahoma-to-Mexico train plan. But only the center section would be “high speed,” and TxDOT has no money to continue ...

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25 Nov
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Dallas & Fort Worth move toward high speed rail connection

November 13, 2017 – Dallas Morning News  – Dallas and Fort Worth officials are moving forward on plans to create a separate entity to manage a potential high-speed connection between the two cities. The Dallas City Council’s Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure & Sustainability ...

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05 Oct
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Another key player, WSP USA, joins the Texas bullet train consortium

October 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Another key player, WSP USA,  joins Texas Central railroad as the company moves ahead on its pre-construction phase of the bullet train project to connect Houston to North Texas. WSP will provide engineering ...

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05 Oct
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Some Tulsa-to-OKC Rail Supporters Already Thinking of High-Speed Trains

October 3, 2017 – PublicRadioTulsa.org  – How would you like to get to Oklahoma City in 25 minutes? Some passenger rail supporters think it’s possible with high-speed rail. At state Sen. Kevin Matthews’ interim study on passenger rail Tuesday, McGrath ...

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21 Jul
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George H.W. Bush says he’s ready to ride Texas’ proposed high-speed rail

July 19, 2017 – TheEagle.com – Even if it isn’t finished until he’s 99, former president George H.W. Bush says he wants to ride the proposed high-speed rail train from Houston to Dallas. According to a report in the Altoona Mirror, ...

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26 May
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Two Texas high speed rail bills: solutions for problems that do not exist

May 25, 2017 – (Updated June 4, 2017) –  TRA Newswire – Two bills which Texas Rail Advocates describes as being discriminatory toward high speed rail versus other modes of transportation have passed through the Texas House and Senate and ...

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21 May
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Congressman Sessions supports private investment in Texas high speed rail

May 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – U.S. Congressman Pete Sessions, responding to a letter from one of our Texas Rail Advocates board members affirms his support for private investment in building the first high speed rail line in the ...

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17 May
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TRA Exec Director testifies against SB979 in Austin – singles out high speed rail vs. other modes

May 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Texas Rail Advocates Executive Director Chris Lippincott testified today before the House Land and Resource Management Committee against Senate Bill 979 which could put limits on future high speed railroad projects. The bill relates to ...

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