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J.B. Hunt announces transload border facility at Laredo

October 3rd, 2022
October 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Industry-disrupter J.B. Hunt Transport Services. the company with all those containers you see shipped cross-country on Class 1 railroads, announced a new transload operation to be located in Laredo, Texas.The Laredo operation is one...

Dallas-based TrinityRail scores a $1.8 billion multi-year GATX rail car order

October 3rd, 2022
October 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The freight railcar business continues to be strong for Dallas-based Trinity Industries (NYSE:TRN). It's subsidiary, Trinity Rail Group, LLC, has entered into a new long-term railcar supply agreement with GATX Corporation (“GATX”) to deliver...

Houston, Austin, San Antonio Mayors ask TxDOT to engage in intercity rail development program

October 3rd, 2022
October 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Mayors of Houston, Austin and San Antonio have asked the Executive Director of TxDOT to participate in a passenger rail corridor  program being developed as part of the Infrastructure bill passed by Congress.In a...

San Antonio Express-News: Activate the Rail Relocation & Improvement Fund

September 30th, 2022
October 1, 2022 - Letter to the editor / San Antonio Express-News -As  Alexandra Kanik shows in her online report on the worst train crossing stops for Bexar and surrounding counties, the winner  by a large margin is the Ritterman...

UP, Houston officials continue discussion on former wood-tie site

September 26th, 2022
September 26, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific Railroad and representatives from the city of Houston, Harris County and the Bayou City Initiative continue their discussions on measures to remediate a former wood-tie preserving site that UP inherited in the...

Paul Cristina named President/CEO of Denton County Transportation Authority and A-Train

September 26th, 2022
September 26, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Denton County Transportation Authority (DCTA) Board of Directors has appointed Paul Cristina as the agency’s new President and Chief Executive Officer (CEO).  The Board selected Cristina based on his demonstrated aptitude in leading...

Lawmakers: Let's try this again... the Railroad Commission doesn't do railroads

September 25th, 2022
September 25, 2022 - TRA Editorial -In a recent news story in the San Antonio Express-News, someone guessed that the Railroad Commission is a music band. Very creative but...... wrong.Another answered that the Railroad Commission has to deal with railroads....

EL Campo TX named as a KCS Certified Premier Site for rail park

September 25th, 2022
September 25, 2022 - TRA Newswire -An industrial rail park in El Campo, along the U.S. 59 /I-69 corridor in the Texas Gulf Coast region, has been named a Kansas City Southern (KCS) Certified Premier Site, one of 6 U.S....

Panel: Texas transportation lawmakers not optimistic on high speed rail

September 24th, 2022
September 24, 2022 - TRA Newswire / Megan Kimble -Appearing on a transportation panel at the Texas Tribune Festival this week (#tribfest22), the Chairs of both the Texas House and Senate Transportation Committee were not optimistic about the future of...

Federal transit officials get update on TEXRail progress, transit-oriented development, $5 a day park and fly

September 24th, 2022
September 24, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Regional rail service TEXRail, a subsidiary of Trinity Metro, the transit agency for Tarrant County in north central Texas, got a visit from the Federal Transit Administration this week.Federal Transit Administration (FTA) Deputy Administrator Veronica...

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