Tags: "Texas"

03 Aug
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Texas, Railroad Successes Linked

TRA Opinion – We Texans have a lot of pride and for good reason. We have great sports teams, great universities, an actively growing population and the second largest economy in the U.S. Even with the energy industry in a ...

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09 Jul
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Railroad company stresses importance of train safety awareness

July 9, 2017 – ValleyCentral.com – According to the Federal Railroad Administration, Texas led the country in 2016 with more than 230 highway rail grade collisions. 22 of those collisions resulted in death. “If you’re in a vehicle and you’re ...

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09 Jun
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Video: Officials test the tracks Friday on Amtrak train OKC-KC

June 9, 2017 – Wichitaeagle.com – Video in link – Passenger rail service in Wichita hasn’t existed since 1979, but on Friday, the city got a sneak peek at what it might look like if it ever returns. At 11:55 ...

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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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Union Pacific to spend $452 million in Texas infrastructure – NAFTA helps drives business

Updated April 17, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $452 million infrastructure investment in Texas this year. Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit Texas’s overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds. An ...

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09 Mar
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Rep Ashby files bill to help Texas short line railroads

January 9, 2017 – TRA Newswire – Representative Trent Ashby (R), Lufkin, has filed House Bill 3566 that would allow the 43 short line railroads that operate in Texas the ability to use tax credits for certain railroad reconstruction and ...

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01 Jan
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Biggest Texas transportation battles of 2016 to continue in the new year

December 27, 2016 – Texas Tribune – Brandon Formby – Legislators may look at a high-speed rail developer’s ability to use eminent domain for a Dallas-Houston bullet train. The cost of toll roads, the toll of urban congestion, ride-hailing battles and ...

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26 Oct
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Oklahoma wants Texas to step up with Heartland Flyer service

October 25, 2016 – TRA Newswire – The Oklahoma Senate Transportation Committee held an interim study Wednesday to look at the both the costs and the benefits of the Heartland Flyer, the Amtrak line that brought back passenger rail service ...

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03 Sep
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BNSF starts Pacific Northwest to Texas intermodal service

September 2, 2016 – feedstuffs.com – Beginning Sept. 12, BNSF Railway will offer intermodal customers a new service option to move freight between the Pacific Northwest and Texas. Shippers who move commodities and a wide range of consumer goods between ...

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17 Aug
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Study confirms freight rail backbone of TX & US economy

BY DENNIS SHINGLETON –  Special to the Star-Telegram If the North Texas economy were a living organism, our roads, runways, rails and other infrastructure would be the skeleton, with freight rail tracks serving as the backbone that keeps the entire ...

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