Tags: "rail"

12 Feb
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A regional rail revival: Efforts to bring back passenger trains are happening all over

February 12, 2018 – Governing.com – Great Barrington, a pretty town in the hilly Berkshires of Western Massachusetts, is a tad closer to Boston than it is to New York City, which is about 140 miles to the south. But ...

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15 Jan
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Florida’s Brightline rail service starts: eyeing Texas corridor next?

January 13, 2017 – TCPalm.com – Even as South Florida service gets underway Saturday, officials are exploring other parts of the country, such as Georgia, North Carolina and Texas, said Wes Edens, co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, Brightline’s parent company ...

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13 Dec
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DART Moving Forward With Security Improvements

December 13, 2017 – NBCDFW.com – The Dallas Area Rapid Transit Board of Directors on Tuesday approved plans and funding for several security improvements to light rail and bus systems. DART spokesperson Morgan Lyons said the upgrades focus in on ...

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18 Oct
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No rail: Amazon HQ2 should be a wakeup call for San Antonio

October 16, 2017 – San Antonio Express-News Editorial Board – San Antonio has decided not to throw its hat into the Amazon ring — a point that has understandably disappointed some in the community. The prospect of being home to ...

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18 Oct
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Hurricane Harvey still disrupting some industries along the Texas coast / rail tallies cost

October 17, 2017 – Two related stories: Railroads, shippers assess damage wrought by two historic storms – ProgressiveRailroading.com – As of late September, railroads and transit agencies affected by hurricanes Harvey and Irma were still evaluating the toll the devastating ...

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10 Sep
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Gas shortage reveals San Antonio needs better transit options

September 10, 2017 – Express-News Editorial Board – It didn’t have to be this way, San Antonio. We didn’t have to nearly run out of gas over Labor Day weekend. Long lines could have been avoided. The focus could have remained ...

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30 Jul
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Citing rail safety, Houston Metro to change its rail car colors

July 27, 2017 – MassTransitMag.com – Metro has the blues — and reds — in hopes of getting people to give their trains a second look. Pending approval by its board, scheduled for Thursday, Metropolitan Transit Authority is planning to ...

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20 Mar
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Passenger rail advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled

March 17, 2017 – RT&S.com – Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration’s proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (USDOT) response was more moderate. Acting ...

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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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