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Port of Corpus Christi shows off new WATCO locomotives, newest Texas short line railroad

August 2nd, 2022
August 2, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Watco’s newest short line, the Texas Coastal Bend Railroad (TCBR), unveiled two locomotives emblazoned with the Port of Corpus Christi logo at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.The locomotives are part of Watco’s five locomotive investment...

Of Bees and Butterflies in Texas: Not the usual UP and CP-KCS news

August 2nd, 2022
August 2, 2022 - TRA Newswire -CP-KCS joins forces to protect the monarch while UP gets rid of a stinging situation.It's not the type of rail news that comes across our desk every day but we're more than happy to...

CP-KCS merger raises Texas concerns from other Class 1 railroads

July 28th, 2022
Updated July 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Several Class 1 railroads are raising concerns over freight rail congestion in the Houston region and access to international rail gateways at the Texas-Mexico border in Surface Transportation Board (STB) hearings on the...

DART may give away $270 million to cities — and Dallas could get nearly half

July 27th, 2022
July 27, 2022 - Masstransitmag.com - Dallas Area Rapid Transit is considering a one-time payout of $270 million in excess revenue to Dallas and the 12 other North Texas cities it serves as long as they use the funds on transportation-related...

Union Pacific Q2 net the same, carloads down / Signs largest loco upgrade deal ever

July 27th, 2022
July 27, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Financial wise: Second quarter net income was static $1.8 billion, earnings per share up slightly Power wise: $1 billion agreement with Wabtec Fort Worth plant will modernize 600 locomotivesUnion Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported...

Texas State Railroad wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award

July 27th, 2022
July 27, 2022 - TRA Newswire  -The Texas State Railroad (TSR), one of the premier tourist railroads in the country, has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a 2022 Travelers' Choice award winner.TSR runs excursion trains between Palestine and Rusk in...

Texas entities are speaking up for state rail funding with letters and resolutions

July 26th, 2022
July 26, 2022 - TRA Newswire -From the West Texas city of San Angelo to East Texas Hopkins County, local and regional entities have started petitioning the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Transportation Commission and House and Senate Transportation...

TxDOT budget request shows $21 million for Railway-Highway crossing upgrades, nothing else for rail

July 20th, 2022
Funding is only for Railway-Crossing fundingNo additional "ask" to participate in competitive federal rail grants with a state match, even with billions to become available from the state Rainy Day Fund - July 20, 2022 - TRA Austin -Every two years...

Texas Rail Advocates petitions TxDOT to participate in FRA Corridor ID Program

July 16th, 2022
July 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates, in letters to elected and appointed state officials this week, pinpointed three specific passenger rail opportunities that could be eligible for federal grants and assistance under a recently announced Federal Railroad...

Joint venture picks up 1158 acres for future rail-served park in Greater Houston

July 13th, 2022
July 11, 2022 - Bluebonnetnews.com -Liberty Development Partners, a joint effort between Connor Investment Real Estate and Logistics and Development Resources, today announced the acquisition of CMC Railroad and Gulf Inland Logistics Park, a 1,158-acre rail served industrial park. Adjacent...