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Tarrant County Judge Andy Brown names passenger rail among top 2 priorities

January 30th, 2024
January 29, 2024 - KXAN.com - Travis County Judge Andy Brown joined KXAN Monday to talk about priorities for the year ahead of Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday.The conversation was centered around working to bring passenger rail to Central Texas,...

UP announces 4th quarter and 2023 results / BNSF to spend nearly $4 billion on capex in 2024

January 25th, 2024
January 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific's fourth quarter and 2023 financials in a nutshell:Earnings per diluted share of $2.71 were up 1% while the full year earnings (per diluted share of $10.45) were down 7%. 4th quarter net...

Dallas sets ambitions on downtown high-speed rail hub

January 21st, 2024
January 17, 2023 - dentonrc.com - As Amtrak moves forward with plans to bring high-speed rail to Texas — like the Shinkansen rail network in Japan — North Texas officials are hoping to turn downtown Dallas into a regional rail hub.Dallas...

FRA Administrator Amit Bose to speak at 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference April 16

January 17th, 2024
January 17, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The head of the Federal Railroad Administration, Amit Bose, will give a keynote address during the 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference to be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area April 15-16.Its not just rail...

2023 Texas freight rail volume was down for the big guys.... up for the short lines

January 15th, 2024
January 15, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Depending on the commodity and the size of the railroad, traffic counts were both up and down in 2023 throughout Texas and the nation.Two of the three largest (Class 1) railroads operating in Texas...

PSC Group acquires 115 acre Bayport Rail Terminal serving Port of Houston

January 10th, 2024
January 10, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The acquisition of the strategic Bayport Rail Terminal (BRT) by PSC Group will allow the company to expand its footprint in the midst of the world's largest chemical and plastic production hub. The BRT,...

Power out at a UP rail crossing? A hydrogen fuel-cell generator could keep signals and gates operating

January 9th, 2024
January 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific has started installing hydrogen fuel-cell generators as a backup power source at Gulf Coast crossings, in case major weather events force a power outage on the electric grid. The deployment of the fuel-cell...

Union Pacific to serve new Bryan, TX full optimized rail facility

January 9th, 2024
January 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Ground was recently broken for a new warehouse and distribution center in the Central Texas city of Bryan, and it will be fully rail optimized when it opens for business over the next several...

Last DART Rail Diesel Car joins museum collection in Frisco

January 7th, 2024
January 7, 2024 - TRA Newswire - The one remaining rail diesel car (RDC) that Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) held on to for years has found a new home at the Museum of the American Railroad in Frisco, Texas.According to...

Texas bullet train with Japan tech aims for revival with federal grant

January 6th, 2024
January 6, 2024 - asia.nikkei.com -The U.S. federal government has awarded a planning grant to a proposed high-speed rail line in Texas to be built with technology from Japan's shinkansen bullet trains, for a project that has faced delays and ballooning costs.The proposed...