Tags: "Texas Central"

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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20 May
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Texas Central high-speed rail project to announce global design/build consortium

May 18, 2017 – kxas.com – Texas Central, the Dallas company planning to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston, has reached a deal with a major global consortium to design and build the project. An official announcement is ...

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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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02 May
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Texas House should consider pluses of high-speed rail

May 1, 2017 – Fort Worth Star-Telegram Editorial Board – Attempts by rural legislators and others in the path of a proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas have a chance to move their cause forward Thursday at a ...

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01 May
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4 Bad “Kill High Speed Rail Bills” To Be Heard Thursday Morning in Austin

May 1, 2017 – TRA Newswire Four bills are slated to be heard by the Texas House Transportation Committee Thursday morning that could either delay or kill a privately funded bullet train project slated to be built between Dallas and ...

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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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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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04 Apr
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IPI: No basis for conservative opposition to the Texas Central rail project

April 4, 2017 – Irving TX Based Institute for Policy Innovation – Tom Giovanetti – In Texas, some conservatives wrongly think that opposition to high speed rail is a conservative principle. This is like saying that opposition to trucks, or ...

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02 Apr
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Texans Against High Speed Rail suing state agencies for release of bullet train documents

March 31, 2017 – KBTX.com – A battle is brewing in Austin over a study about a proposed high speed rail project that could connect Houston to Dallas. The anti-bullet train group called Texans Against High Speed Rail is seeking ...

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