Tags: "TXDOT"

11 Dec
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TxDOT again fails to include passenger rail in future planning

December 11, 2017 – TRA Editorial – Compared to other states, the Texas Department of Transportation does an amazing amount of future planning for the needs of the motoring public. TxDOT just ended several weeks of public comment to update ...

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04 Dec
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Officials mark 90 mile South Orient rail line rehab project – more to come

December 4, 2017 – TRA Newswire – FHWA funds improvements to the South Orient Rail Line SAN ANGELO – Texas Transportation Commissioner Tryon Lewis and State Rep. Drew Darby led a gathering of county, state and transportation officials in a ...

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25 Nov
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Wear: Why plans for Texas bullet trains are still mostly a dream

November 17, 2017 – Austin American-Statesman – Ben Wear – Highlights TxDOT this month approved a first-level environmental study on an Oklahoma-to-Mexico train plan. But only the center section would be “high speed,” and TxDOT has no money to continue ...

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07 Nov
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FRA Releases Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Service Level Report

November 7, 2017 – TRA Newswire –   Three-segment, 850-mile corridor would provide passenger rail service Northern Section – Edmond, OK to Dallas and Fort Worth, TX: Additional Amtrak-type service is the Preferred Alternative. Central Section – Dallas and Fort Worth ...

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05 Aug
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TxDOT receives Fed grant for South Orient rail upgrades in SW Texas / refinery to be new customer

Updated August 13, 2017 – TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that the Texas Department of Transportation has received a $7 million federal grant to help rebuild the Presidio-Ojinaga International Rail Bridge and 72 miles ...

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03 Jun
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June 9: Inspection train is 1st step to restore I-35 Corridor TX / OK / KS service

June 3, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The next step in restoring passenger rail service between Texas and Kansas will happen Friday June 9 when Amtrak and BNSF Railway will operate a special inspection trip from Oklahoma City to Kansas ...

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21 May
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TxDOT to hold workshops in June: tell them you want rail to “Move Texas Freight”

May 20, 2017 – TRA Newswire – The Texas Department of Transportation will be holding a series of workshops around the state during the month of June to get your input on ideas on to keep Texas freight moving. This ...

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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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11 Apr
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TRA testifies against Texas House Bill 3440: TxDOT should steer direction of high speed rail and not lawmakers

April 11, 2017 -TRA Newswire – AUSTIN – (Updated April 12) The Texas House Transportation Committee held a public hearing Wednesday on HB3440, a bill to create a joint interim committee that would come up with a strategy for a high speed passenger rail network ...

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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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