Tags: "high-speed rail"

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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16 May
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Breaking: House committee to hear bill Wednesday that’s BAD for high speed rail

May 16, 2017 – TRA Newswire – SENATE BILL 979 TO BE HEARD WEDNESDAY MORNING IN AUSTIN IN HOUSE LAND AND RESOURCE MANAGEMENT COMMITTEE. ROOM E2.026.   CALL YOUR STATE REPRESENTATIVE TO OPPOSE THIS JOB KILLING BILL. THAT IS BLATANTLY ...

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12 May
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BCS Chamber of Commerce advocates for high-speed rail through Brazos Valley

May 12, 2017 –  WASHINGTON, D.C. (KBTX) – All week long, Bryan/College Station representatives are visiting the nation’s capitol to talk to lawmakers about issues residents care about. One of the hot button topics, local transportation issues, came up Tuesday. ...

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09 May
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Fort Worth takes big step towards high-speed rail link with Dallas

May 9, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram – BY SANDRA BAKER – As state lawmakers in Austin debate measures that could kill plans for high-speed trains between downtown Dallas and Houston, the Fort Worth City Council is moving forward with ...

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07 May
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Texas Rail Advocates testimony on 4 “kill high speed rail” bills

May 5, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The following is the testimony of TRA Executive Director Chris Lippincott at Thursday’s Texas House Transportation Committee hearing on four bills that would either delay or outright kill a bullet train project and ...

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