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Travis County Judge Andy Brown at Southwestern Rail Conference: passenger rail between Austin and San Antonio needed

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The administrator of one of the largest counties in the country, Travis County Judge Andy Brown, called for efficient, quick and safe passenger rail service between Austin and San Antonio and further up and...

Amtrak's Andy Byford at Southwestern Rail Conference: We think Dallas-Houston is viable for high-speed rail

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -While Andy Byford, Senior Vice-President of High-Speed Rail projects for Amtrak, says that it's not a done-deal yet and still faces hurdles, he says there is strong political support in North Texas and the...

FRA's Amit Bose at Southwestern Rail Conference: rail funding opportunities ahead

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose, speaking at the 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference in Hurst, Texas this week, said that a lot of work has already been accomplished by the agency on establishing high-speed...

Amtrak suspends stops in Texarkana because of storm damage to terminal

April 18th, 2024
April 16, 2024 - texarkanagazette.com - Recent storms not only caused power outages in the area but also caused damage to the local Amtrak station's elevator tower, making it unsafe to access the train platform.The Texarkana station sustained storm damage and...

On everyone's mind at the Southwestern Rail Conference? The proposed Texas bullet train

April 17th, 2024
April 17, 2024 - keranews.org - Pablo Arauz Pena -High speed rail in Texas is big talk in a state ruled by cars.Still, transportation officials are moving forward with plans to build a bullet train connecting Fort Worth, Dallas and...

Amtrak is now driving Dallas to Houston bullet train proposal

April 17th, 2024
April 16, 2024 - NBCDFW.com - Phil Prazen - An Amtrak leader says they're in the engineer's seat for the proposal to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston. The proposed route makes one of the best cases for the...

Rail advocates, experts meet to discuss future of passenger and high-speed rail in Texas

April 16th, 2024
April 15, 2024 - KBTX.com - By Donnie Tuggle and Jadyn Stack - Elected officials and rail advocates, alongside transportation experts, wrapped up day one of the Southwestern Rail Conference, discussing solutions to address the growing need to move people across...

US, Japan signal support for Texas high-speed rail plan

April 11th, 2024
April 10, 2024 - Reuters.com -The governments of the United States and Japan signaled support for a plan to build the first high-speed rail in the U.S. using Japanese bullet trains after their leaders met in Washington on Wednesday.Reuters exclusively reported this...

Department of Justice urged to investigate alleged ‘foreign influence’ in Texas high-speed rail project

April 9th, 2024
April 9, 2024 - KBTX.com - Donnie Tuggle - Editor's note: The group firing the latest volley has been fighting the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail project for many years through numerous legal challenges, leading to the Texas Supreme Court upholding the railroad's...

Texas shipper news: big expansion at UP-served Taylor rail park; Stratford grain handling facility to be served by BNSF

April 8th, 2024
April 8, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Rail business keeps getting better in Texas. Near Austin in the Central Texas city of Taylor and in the Texas Panhandle at Stratford.In Taylor, outside of Austin, three companies have purchased substantial tracts of land in...

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