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TxDOT Rail Division commissions short line RR economic impact study

December 5th, 2022
December 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Rail Division has commissioned Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to research the economic impact of short line railroads in Texas. They have requested support of the Texas Short...

SurfBoard wants Union Pacific to explain increase in shipper embargoes

November 23rd, 2022
November 22, 2022 - RailwayAge.com  -The Surface Transportation Board (STB) is ordering Union Pacific (UP) President and CEO Lance Fritz and other top UP executives to appear at a Dec. 13-14 public hearing on what it’s calling a “substantial increase”...

Southern Rail Commission announces agreement for pax trains in Gulf Coast corridor

November 23rd, 2022
November 23, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Southern Rail Commission has announced that an agreement has been brokered between Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, CSX and the Alabama State Port Authority to allow for two daily round trips a day between New...

Harrison County OKs resolution in support of state rail funding

November 20th, 2022
November 18, 2022 - MarshallNewsMessenger.com - The Harrison County Commissioners Court recently approved a resolution in support of state rail funding to match funding available in the competitive federal rail program.The resolution of support was requested by Peter J. LeCody, president...

Texas Rail Advocates joins Louisiana DOT in support of passenger rail funding to feds

November 13th, 2022
November 13, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas Rail Advocates has signed on to a letter of support for the North Louisiana Passenger Rail Plan. The application is being submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation from the Louisiana Department of...

Dallas-based AECOM leads joint venture program management support for California HSR

November 13th, 2022
November 13, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Dallas-based AECOM (NYSE: ACM) a major infrastructure consulting firm, announced that its joint venture has been selected by the California High-Speed Rail Authority to provide program management support for the California High-Speed Rail initiative, a first in...

UP delivering $3MM to nature sustainability projects in North Texas, other states

November 13th, 2022
November 13, 2022 - TRA Newswire  - Union Pacific Railroad will be donating $3 million to three The Nature Conservancy projects in the next three years, including one for watershed health in North Texas.UP is adding Environmental Sustainability as a fourth...

Three U.S. Senators call for Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta passenger rail service

November 4th, 2022
November 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A trio of U.S. Senators voiced support yesterday to establish passenger rail service in the busy I-20 Texas-Louisiana-Mississippi  corridor from Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta.In a meeting of the Southern Rail Commission convening in Monroe,...

Watco completes expansion, upgrades at 222 acre Refugio Texas terminal

November 2nd, 2022
November 2, 2022 - ProgressiveRailroading.com - Watco yesterday announced the completion of a $6.7 million expansion and improvement project at its rail, storage and transloading facility near Refugio, Texas.The Refugio Transload Terminal has now gained heightened security and increased rail-car capacity, with...

Texas Central Update: Houston Delegation rides Japanese bullet train, tours Operations Center

October 28th, 2022
October 27, 2022 - TRA Newswire -On the third day of the investment and trade mission to Japan, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner, Greater Houston Partnership President/CEO Bob Harvey, and members of the delegation learned more about the Japanese company that...