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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...

Real railroaders: Quick action by UP manager saves a life

September 24th, 2022
September 24, 2022 - TRA Newswire -What began as a typical lunch at Union Pacific's Houston Englewood Yard for Weston Smith, a 16-year railroader, quickly turned into an emergency requiring immediate action, according to the railroad.Clay Fitzgerrell, a rail car...

Cities and counties want rail funding from TxDOT and Texas legislature

September 22nd, 2022
September 22, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas cities and county Commissioner Courts are signing resolutions and letters of support for rail funding in the upcoming legislative session.Spurred on by Texas Rail Advocates' Fair-Share-For-Rail Campaign which points out that freight and...

Longview completes $5 million update to Amtrak station

September 21st, 2022
September 14, 2022 - KSLA.com -The goal is to make the station more accessible to customers, and Amtrak is doing similar projects across the country in a pitch to get more people to ride the train.“The Longview station is now...

Operation Clear Track happens today during Rail Safety Week

September 20th, 2022
September 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Today, in partnership with law enforcement agencies around the country, Operation Clear Track is taking the message of rail crossing safety to the public.As part of Operation Clear Track, hundreds of local, state, federal...

Updated: Railroads tentative agreement averts Friday strike in Texas, nation

September 12th, 2022
Updated September 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A rail strike that would affect Texas and the rest of the nation was averted today, but the threat still remains.A tentative deal was hammered out between railroads and the unions after a...

KCS Holiday Express returns to the rails; Kicks off fundraising for the Salvation Army

September 6th, 2022
September 6, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Kansas City Southern (KCS) announced today the first return to the rails of the KCS Holiday Express train since the start of the pandemic in 2020. This year, the festive, six-car holiday train with intricate displays...

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