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TRA and Rail Passengers Assoc contacting mayors and county judges in path of FRA proposed long distance routes

June 1st, 2024
June 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Texas Mayors and County Judges along two proposed Federal Railroad Administration long-distance passenger rail routes will soon be receiving letters asking for their support for daily train service.The FRA has outlined 15 conventional-speed passenger...

Austin light rail "phase 1" accepted into FTA competitive grants program while battling AG Paxton & others

June 1st, 2024
June 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Good news for light rail in Austin. Austin Transit Partnership’s Austin Light Rail Phase 1 Project has officially entered the Project Development phase under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants New Starts program...

Ride the Heartland Flyer for $25 or less during the June quarter century celebration

May 30th, 2024
May 30, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Mid-June will mark 25 years of passenger rail service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City on the daily Heartland Flyer and passengers can ride for $25 or less between June 13 and 18. According...

New direction: CPKC will open major auto distribution center in North Texas in June

May 30th, 2024
May 30, 2024 - TRA Newswire / Progressive Railroading -It started out as the master planned Wylie Logistics Park, northeast of downtown Dallas, next to the Starling Wylie Intermodal Terminal in 2021.A state-of-the-art distribution and warehouse center in Wylie, with...

You want more rail? June 9 is deadline for public input on TxDOT Connecting Texas 2050 Plan

May 30th, 2024
May 30, 2024 - TRA Newswire -With an assist from extensive public input, TxDOT is crafting a statewide, long-range transportation plan to meet the transportation needs of Texas for the next 25 years. That includes making urban, regional and intercity...

Severe storms play havoc with freight and passenger rail operations in Texas

May 30th, 2024
May 30, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The steady drumbeat of severe storms in Texas this month affected both the movement of freight and passengers across the state. Severe storms from Houston to New Orleans earlier this month had Union Pacific Railroad...

How a new Central Texas committee will focus on expanding passenger rail service

May 21st, 2024
May 18, 2024 - KXAN.com - Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai are spearheading new conversations with state transportation and rail leaders to expand passenger rail services in Texas.Expanding passenger rail in Texas has faced many...

BNSF-served customer on Texas petrochemical coast plans major expansion

May 17th, 2024
May 17, 2024 - TRA Newswire -A BNSF Railway customer in the Houston petrochemical region has announced a massive rail expansion.The Third Coast Pearland, Texas operation inside the plant's limits will accommodate increased demand for inbound and outbound rail movements. Third...

High-Speed Rail in North Texas isn't just a dream: Regional planning is "on track" for development

May 13th, 2024
May 13, 2024 - TRA Newswire -A presentation today by the North Central Texas Council of Governments outlined how a Dallas to Fort Worth High-Speed Rail Project is a critical piece for a future passenger rail tie-in to the I-35...

Rail shippers panel at the Southwestern Rail Conference: how new software and hardware track freight rail movements

May 12th, 2024
May 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire -In the past, freight rail shippers had been frustrated trying to find out where their shipment was on the national rail network and just when that carload would be delivered to the recipient's docks....