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Dallas-Houston bullet train developer vows project is on track, but state officials lack confidence

October 28th, 2022
October 28, 2022 - TexasTribune.com - With lingering skepticism about Texas Central’s ability to build a high-speed rail line, landowners along the route want the company to be more forthcoming about the project’s status.A lawyer for nearly 100 property owners who...

San Antonio could receive new train routes if TxDOT secures federal funds

October 26th, 2022
October 26, 2022 - KENS-TV / San Antonio -The proposal would likely expand existing services from San Antonio and add new routes connecting the Rio Grande Valley all the way up to Dallas.They say everything is bigger in Texas, but...

UP and Canadian Pacific/KCS spar on Houston rail traffic during merger hearing at STB

October 26th, 2022
October 25, 2022 - Trains.com -Union Pacific said that a video of a KCS train "breezing through Houston" misled federal regulators about Houston terminal operations.The railroads played the video, shot from the lead locomotive, for the Surface Transportation Board on...

KCS to break ground next week on 2nd span of new International Bridge in Laredo

October 24th, 2022
October 24, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A ceremony next week will mark the start of groundbreaking on both sides of the Rio Grande for a new international railroad bridge between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The formal groundbreaking will...

Texas Central, while media silent, is quietly still around

October 22nd, 2022
October 22, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Hibernation mode. That's how one rail source describes current activity at Texas Central, the private company that is building the high-speed rail ine between Dallas and Houston. The railroad recently paid off back property taxes...

DART Silver Line trains ready for test track in Colorado

October 21st, 2022
October 21, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Getting ready for its late 2024 launch date, Stadler-built trains for the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) Silver Line will undergo testing soon in Eastern Colorado.Ensco Rail and Stadler US Inc. have reached an...

Wabtec Fort Worth plant is modernizing 50 Canadian National locos

October 18th, 2022
October 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - If you see a number of bright and shiny locomotives around North Texas sporting the distinctive CN logo from Canadian National Railroad, they're not lost and looking for their home tracks. CN is having...

CP and KCS defend merger, says no extra capacity needed through Houston

October 13th, 2022
October 6, 2022 - Trains.com -WASHINGTON — Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern made closing arguments for their proposed merger on Thursday, telling regulators that their combination was in the public interest and that critics either didn’t do their homework...

'Hell has frozen over': After $85 billion for road construction, Texas asks for federal rail funding

October 10th, 2022
October 10, 2020 - San Antonio Express-News - Shepard Price -The Texas Department of Transportation is asking the federal government for millions in railroad funding after focusing mainly on roadway infrastructure in recent years. In a letter dated Oct. 5, Marc D. Williams, the executive...

TxDOT asks the feds to consider multiple passenger rail corridors in the state

October 7th, 2022
October 7, 2022 - TRA Austin - In a letter dated October 5, Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Marc Williams has asked Federal Railroad Administration chief Amit Bose to consider federal funding options for conventional intercity passenger rail expansion across...