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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....

Drumbeat for rail in Texas continues: Rep. Allred meets with Japanese Minister on Dallas-Houston bullet train

May 10th, 2024
May 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Ever since Amtrak's Senior VP for High-Speed Rail, Andy Byford, spoke at the Southwestern Rail Conference last month and indicated the company is interested in the work that Texas Central had completed to date...

TxDOT's Statewide Multimodal Transit Plan: They're asking for your input on future urban, regional and intercity modes

May 10th, 2024
May 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -In 2023, Texans traveled more than 4 million miles each day using public transit. That number includes buses, light rail, regional rail,  intercity passenger rail and yes, even on public ferries. As our state‚Äôs...

Save the date: get ready for 25th anniversary of the Heartland Flyer on June 18

May 10th, 2024
May 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Plans are being reading for the 25th anniversary celebration of the Heartland Flyer, the Texas and Oklahoma partnered daily passenger rail service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.While some of the details are being...