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FRA issues first quarterly report on Texas Passenger Rail performance

May 18th, 2022
May 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Federal Railroad Administration's first quarterly report on intercity passenger rail performance and service quality is out and for the three Texas services run by Amtrak it's a mixed bag. The period covered...

Texas Rail Advocates want state to fight for federal rail grants

May 18th, 2022
May 16, 2022 - FreightWaves.com -  "We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to seize the day" Texas short-line operators are urging the state to pursue federal funds that would help finance rail projects in the state. They're highlighting federal grants available...

Software hiccups: Rail freight to Mexico is embargoed at the Texas border

May 11th, 2022
May 11, 2022 - TRA Newswire - It's not bad enough that supply chain issues rippling through the economy have played havoc with rail shipments through Texas and the rest of the nation. Now you can add a computer glitch...

Third time a charm: Leander to stay in CapMetro rail world

May 10th, 2022
May 10, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Rail opponents tried and failed for the third time since 1985 to take Austin's sub-urban city of Leadner out of the regional rail service business. This past weekend Leander voters chose...

TNW's Treangen asks Texas lawmakers to consider short-line investment

May 10th, 2022
May 10, 2022 - TRA Newswire - TNW Corporation CEO Paul Treangen, President of the Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad Association, testified on April 26th before the Texas House of Representatives' Transportation Committee on the role of short lines...

Will Texas miss out on it's share of $66 billion in federal rail funds?

May 8th, 2022
May 8, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is expected to announce, this month, the procedures for filing for Infrastructure Law rail grant programs. $66 billion in advanced appropriations are to be available for passenger and...

Opinion: Amtrak board nominees, why no one from out here in flyover country?

May 5th, 2022
May 5, 2022 - TRA Opinion - Late last week President Biden announced his nomination of five individuals for the board of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) all of whom will be subject to Senate approval. With the current...

Analysis: Texas Central Railway awaits state Supreme Court verdict

April 30th, 2022
April 29, 2022 - communityimpact.com - The April 29 episode of the Houston Breakdown podcast includes an update on Texas Central's plans for high-speed rail connecting Houston and Dallas. Texas Central Railway awaits verdict (communityimpact.com) Go to the podcast at...

Mexico: angry at Gov. Abbott border crackdown, will run rail line to New Mexico, not Texas

April 30th, 2022
April 29, 2022 - ttnews.com - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown is generating fresh backlash, with Mexico’s economy minister announcing that a new rail line to the U.S. would now go via New Mexico instead of the Lone Star...

Supply chain troubles: KCS offers crews to UP and BNSF to move snarled trains in Houston

April 30th, 2022
April 30, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Railroads are having a tough go with supply chain hiccups across the country and Texas is not immune to the consequences. In a letter to the Surface Transportation Board, Kansas City Southern (KCS)...

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