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FRA Report: Amtrak's Texas trains show improved on-time performance in 2024 vs. 2023

July 6th, 2024
July 6, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Compared to the same period in 2023, the three Amtrak intercity passenger rail services that operate in Texas showed an improvement in on-time performance (OTP) for the first six months of this year.Statistics released...

Union Pacific announces 5 large scale industrial rail parks, 2 in Texas

July 3rd, 2024
July 2, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific Railroad is on the prowl for new locations that can host large-scale industrial rail parks and, this week, announced five centers across their network to provide transportation solutions to business and industries.Focus...

Alamo city group releases report: "San Antonio to Austin Regional Rail: A Staged Approach"

July 1st, 2024
July 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -San Antonians for Rail Transit (SART) has released a major report entitled "San Antonio to Austin Regional Rail: A Staged Approach". The paper was developed in response to the creation of the Central Texas Passenger Rail Committee...

Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on Texas high-speed rail: looks forward to progress on Dallas-Houston line

June 29th, 2024
May 29, 2024 - TRA Newswire - During a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on Thursday in Washington, Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX) questioned Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about high-speed rail in Texas.Allred asked the secretary how serious he and...

TxDOT Commission has 3 "Exceptional Items" for rail issues in next draft legislative appropriation request

June 29th, 2024
May 29, 2024 - TRA Austin Newswire -At the Texas Transportation Commission meeting in Austin on Thursday,  Commissioners heard an update to the Fiscal Year 2026-2027 Legislative Appropriations Request, which is the amount of funding TxDOT will request from the upcoming...

Union Pacific's "Big Boy" 4014 to steam across Texas this fall, will visit Fort Worth and Houston

June 18th, 2024
June 18, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific's "Heartland of America Tour" that starts August 29 in Cheyenne, Wyoming will see its legendary steam locomotive Big Boy No. 4014 whistle its way through towns and cities in Texas by early...

CALL TO ACTION: Will rail projects get included in TxDOT's legislative request for the upcoming session in Austin?

June 18th, 2024
June 18, 2024 - TRA CALL TO ACTION -Your help is needed NOW to make sure that Texas gets it's Fair-Share-For-Rail in the 2025 Texas legislative session in Austin. We need you to make a call, send an email, use...

Oklahoma, Texas and Kansas officials briefed on Heartland Flyer expansion, future

June 17th, 2024
June 17, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Oklahoma City Mayor David Holt, speaking before officials from his state, Texas and Kansas, said that the expansion of the daily Heartland Flyer will be beneficial all towns and cities to be served, from...

NorthEast Texas TexAmericas Center receives Union Pacific Focus Site designation

June 17th, 2024
June 6, 2024 - KTBS.com -A NorthEast Texas industrial site is working with Union Pacific Railroad to bring more economic development opportunities to the region.The TexAmericas Center in Hooks was recently chosen to participate in the Union Pacific focus site program....

Texas Rail Advocates, others support Amtrak accountabily bill in Congress

June 17th, 2024
June 17, 2024 - TRA Newswire-A congressional bill filed by a Nebraska Senator that would hold Amtrak accountable for executive bonuses and make the railroad more transparent in its finances has also raised the eyebrows of Texas Senator Ted Cruz,...