Tags: "high-speed rail"

13 Apr
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Senator Huffines: Why it’s perfectly appropriate to allow a private railroad to use eminent domain

April 13, 2017 – Dallas Morning News – Texas Senator Don Huffines – By 2050, Dallas and Houston together, according to the Texas Demographic Center, will likely share an increase of more than 4.5 million new residents. To accommodate that ...

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11 Apr
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TRA testifies against Texas House Bill 3440: TxDOT should steer direction of high speed rail and not lawmakers

April 11, 2017 -TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – (Updated April 12) The Texas House Transportation Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on HB3440, a bill to create a joint interim committee that would come up with a strategy for a high speed passenger rail network ...

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06 Apr
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The Legislature’s all-out assault on passenger trains

April 6, 2017 – Texas Tribune TribTalk – By Peter LeCody, April 6, 2017 Photo by Norihiro Kataoka Passenger rail as a transportation option for Texans is usually ignored by the Legislature without a second thought. Not this session. More ...

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05 Apr
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TRA testimony before Senate Transpo Committee: opposed bills to kill high speed rail

April 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – UPDATED All five of the bills that TRA opposed passed the committee today. Texas Rail Advocates Executive Director Chris Lippincott testified before the Senate Transportation Committee today and expressed TRA’s views ...

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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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