Tags: "Houston"

18 Oct
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Houston groundbreaking: 2 million square foot complex to be UP rail served

October 18, 2017 – bizjournals.com – Houston-based Pontikes Development will soon break ground on a 3 million-square-foot speculative warehouse and distribution park near Port Houston. Most of the park will be rail served. JLL’s John Talhelm, who will be marketing the ...

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01 Oct
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Houston Metro tries out new safety technology on light rail lines

September 29, 2017 – HoustonPublicMedia.org – Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly ...

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20 Sep
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Texas Central is making progress in its aim to build the nation’s first ‘bullet train’

September 20, 2017 – Progressive Railroading – By Julie Sneider, Senior Associate Editor At a ceremony held last month at Houston’s City Hall, Mayor Sylvester Turner could hardly contain his enthusiasm about a proposed 240-mile bullet train between the city and ...

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28 Aug
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Catastrophic flooding brings Texas Gulf Coast railroads to standstill

UPDATED August 30, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Massive flooding caused by Hurricane / Tropical Storm Harvey has wreaked havoc with all modes of transportation, especially railroads, along the Texas Gulf Coast and around Houston.  All three Class I railroads that ...

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17 Aug
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Houston Mayor Turner signs “memorandum of understanding”; 1st step for high-speed train between Houston and Dallas

August 17, 2017 – CW39.com – Houstonians, as much as we love to hate on our rivals in Dallas, wouldn’t it be great if we could get there in a fraction of the four+ hours it takes in a car? ...

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12 May
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Dallas legislators support N TX to Houston bullet train

May 8, 2017 – Dallas Morning News – Letters to the Editor – We support the proposed Texas Bullet Train that will connect North Texas, Houston and the Brazos Valley. Developed, built and operated without state or federal grants, this ...

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01 Jan
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Houston area leaders: Time to push transportation improvements beyond adding / widening freeways

December 23, 2016 – Houston Chronicle – Dug Begley – Houston-area officials, and especially drivers, have known for years the region’s roads are strained and congested, but a panel earlier this month with the county judges of the area’s largest ...

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01 Jan
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French: Houston’s future rides on regional and high speed rail

December 31, 2016 – Houston Chronicle – Let’s get rolling. To move Texas’ economy forward and enhance our quality of life, local and state lawmakers in 2017 must address our road infrastructure funding gaps, embrace transit and prioritize rail needs. ...

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03 Nov
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Congressman Brady tours WATCO Greens Port freight operation, hears about 45G

November 3, 2016 – TRA Newswire – Congressman Kevin Brady (R-Texas) toured the WATCO Companies extensive freight rail operations at Greens Point in Houston this week and heard how the Short Line Tax Credit is important to smaller railroads that ...

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02 Nov
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New study shows significant time savings, major ridership potential with Texas high-speed train

November 2, 2016 – TRA Newswire – ·      More than 90 percent of riders will save at least one hour taking the bullet train between major cities ·      Comprehensive study of market size, potential ridership and Texans’ views finds strong ...

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