Tags: "rail"

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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16 Dec
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Transportation groups discuss how, and whether, to move forward with commuter rail in I-35 corridor

December 16, 2016 – Vianna Davila – San Antonio Express-News – SAN MARCOS — San Antonio and Austin transportation officials pledged Friday to continue studying how to relieve congestion along the Interstate 35 corridor, a plan that has long included ...

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17 Aug
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It’s time for rail along Houston’s 290

By Roy N. Kent – YourHoustonNews.com Anyone who has driven the route knows that the flow of traffic from Houston to Austin is a 24-hour endeavor. It doesn’t matter what time of day or night, you will see cars along the ...

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31 Mar
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Crude-by-rail shipments to the coast down for a number of reasons

March 30, 2016 – BOE Report Large rail shipments of crude from the Midwest to coastal areas have decreased significantly over the past two years, especially to the Gulf Coast and East Coast. This decrease in rail transportation has paralleled ...

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24 Jan
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Senator Huffines has high hopes for Texas high speed rail project

January 22, 2016 – TRA Newswire Senator Don Huffines, who serves as Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee, said that the state must embrace innovative solutions like private sector high speed rail. “Private sector ingenuity and innovation will bear great promise ...

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09 Dec
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Freight corridors gain an important focus under the new federal transportation bill

December 8, 2015 – Houston Chronicle When he signed a five-year transportation funding bill on Friday, President Barack Obama sent America one singular message: Keep on truckin’. Apologies to R. Crumb, but we’re having a bit of a nostalgia fit. ...

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