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Part 6: The Texas Supreme Court rules in favor of Texas Central

June 29th, 2022
June 28, 2022 - David Peter Alan, Railway Age - Commentary and Analysis - I thought it was all over but the waiting. The beleaguered Texas Central high-speed rail (HSR) project, which would have sent fast trains between Dallas and...

Supply chain issues continue to rattle freight railroads in Texas and Southwest

June 29th, 2022
June 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Too many carloads and not enough rail workers. That's the case across Texas and the rest of the nation as Class 1's and some short lines struggle to fill positions after cutting thousands...

UPDATED: Texas Supreme Court Rules Texas Central has eminent domain authority

June 23rd, 2022
UPDATED June 25, 2022 - TRA Newswire - By a 5-3 decision the Texas Supreme Court today (June 24) ruled that Texas Central Railroad does have the right to acquire a narrow strip of land to construct a high-speed rail...

Rail Passengers Association urges Texas Supreme Court to rule quickly In high-speed rail case

June 15th, 2022
June 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire - DC-based Rail Passengers Association CEO Jim Mathews today urged the Texas Supreme Court to rule quickly and directly on legal challenges to Texas Central Railway's plans to link Dallas and Houston, saying that...

FRA awards Houston Police Department trespass / suicide grants for rail right-of-way

June 15th, 2022
June 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will distribute grants totaling over $2 million to 25 law enforcement agencies in 13 states to combat "high instances of rail trespass-related incidents and casualties" on railroad property....

Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar steps down after 6 years

June 13th, 2022
Updated June 14, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Carlos Aguilar, the CEO and President of Texas Central Partners, announced he is resigning after being at the helm of the massive infrastructure railroad project for six years. He made the announcement...

Union Pacific Railroad joins forces with RailPulse for real-time railcar tracking

June 7th, 2022
June 7, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Union Pacific Railroad has joined the RailPulse coalition and its effort to develop, broaden and accelerate the use of GPS and other telematics technologies in North America’s freight rail industry. Union Pacific is RailPulse’s...

TxDOT says it is interested in infrastructure grants for rail projects

June 4th, 2022
June 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire - There is actual interest in pursuing grants for state rail projects at the Texas Department of Transportation, an agency not noted for putting out news releases on rail efforts and that has been...

Texas gets a sliver of $386 million in CRISI rail grant funds: Harlingen project

June 2nd, 2022
June 2, 2022 - TRA Newswire- In another weak showing, Texas will only get 0.02% of over $368 million that the Federal Railroad Administration has announced in railroad grants under the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program this...

‘Texas Eagle’ show Amtrak failure to capitalize on advantages of rail travel: Special report

June 2nd, 2022
June 1, 2022-trains.com- Grass-roots organization seeks to restore Sightseer Lounge, other amenities cut by management. "There is no Sightseer Lounge on this train. Once again, there is no Sightseer Lounge on this train,” emphasized the public-address announcement. “You must buy...