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Mexican president says his successor will build passenger train lines to U.S. border

July 10th, 2024
July 10,  2024 - SpectrumLocalNews.com -MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s massive, debt-fueled passenger rail building program is not going to end with the administration of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but will instead double, he said Wednesday.López Obrador said his...

TxDOT wants your input on the updated Texas Rail Plan - funding seems to be top priority, so far

July 9th, 2024
July 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -What kind of rail system do we want to have in future Texas? Do we want corridor passenger trains, high-speed rail, improvements to at-grade rail crossings, faster transit times for shippers with infrastructure improvements,...

Hurricane Beryl halts freight and passenger rail activity along the Texas Gulf Coast

July 8th, 2024
Updated July 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Rail service is in a recovery mode following Hurricane Beryl's push through the Texas Gulf Coast. Union Pacific Railroad reports that "all impacted track segments, with the exception of the Galveston area, have been...

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...