Tags: "high-speed rail"

2017 State Legislature
21 Feb
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Rural Lawmakers File 18 Bills to Derail Bullet Train between Dallas and Houston

February 21, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Updated A group of rural state lawmakers have filed a slate of legislation to push back against Texas Central Railway’s proposal to construct a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. Senators Birdwell (R-Granbury), Creighton ...

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17 Feb
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What the Reason Foundation Gets Wrong About the Texas Bullet Train

February 16, 2017 – Chris Lippincott, TRA Executive Director – The Reason Foundation recently issued a policy brief urging caution in the development of high-speed train service in Texas. Despite Reason’s reputation as a thoughtful participant in transportation policy debates, ...

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02 Feb
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Cuellar holds meeting on passenger rail service between U.S. and Mexico

January 29, 2017 – riograndeguardian.com LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is continuing his efforts to get a high-speed rail service between South Texas and Monterrey. Last week, the Laredo congressman hosted a two-day international meeting with the Federal ...

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02 Feb
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Japan’s pension megafund to invest in US infrastructure / TX bullet trains

February 2, 2017 – asia.nekkei.com TOKYO — Infrastructure investments in the U.S. by Japan’s Government Pension Investment Fund will feature heavily in the economic cooperation package to be discussed at next week’s summit in Washington between the two countries’ leaders. ...

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01 Jan
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Biggest Texas transportation battles of 2016 to continue in the new year

December 27, 2016 – Texas Tribune – Brandon Formby – Legislators may look at a high-speed rail developer’s ability to use eminent domain for a Dallas-Houston bullet train. The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and ...

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20 Dec
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Texas Central Railway vs. property owner goes to trial July 3 in Harris County land survey dispute

December 20, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Texas Central Railway will go to trial July 3 in Harris County, seeking a permanent ruling to conduct land surveys for the Dallas to Houston bullet train project. A Houston area property owner claimed that Texas ...

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06 Dec
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Texas Central expands leadership – CEO Aguilar named to build high speed rail project

December 6, 2016 – TRA Newswire –  Aguilar named CEO of Texas Central and brings more than 30 years of experience leading major infrastructure development projects Tim Keith becomes President and will lead capital raising and external affairs Appointment marks ...

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28 Nov
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FRA proposes safety standard updates to allow for high-speed passenger trains

November 26, 2016 – TRA Newswire – WASHINGTON – The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) has proposed updates for the passenger train safety standards used in the United States as the country looks to add high-speed trains that can travel up to ...

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16 Nov
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Plano Council Passes Resolution Supporting Bullet Train

November 16, 2016 – CommunityImpact.com – Plano council supports high-speed rail project, Homeless Awareness Week

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03 Nov
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Waller County Commission Files Suit Against TxDOT Over High Speed Rail

November 3, 2016 – KWHI.com – A Waller County planning commission has filed suit against TxDOT concerning the proposed high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston. Earlier this week, the Waller County Sub-Regional Planning Commission filed suit against the TxDOT for ...

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