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Part 11: Texas Central Files a Pseudo Answer

March 21st, 2023
In his continuing series on Texas Central, Railway Age Contributing Editor David Peter Alan reports on the high-speed rail project Texans want to see built between Dallas and Houston, but has been stymied by four C's: Courts, Covid, Crafty Politicians...

Austin looks at cost-cutting for its light rail projects

March 21st, 2023
March 21, 2023 - TRA Newswire - A billion dollars today doesn't buy you as much as two years ago. That's why Austin Transit Partnership (ATP) unveiled five options for the public today at a Austin Public Library open house for...

Now there are 2 Texas House appropriation riders looking for rail funding in the state budget

March 15th, 2023
March 15, 2023 - TRA Austin -Now there are two rail-centric riders up for consideration by the Texas House Appropriations Committee. The most recent rider to the budget process was filed by Representative David Spiller (R-Jacksboro). If approved and funded,...

STB approves Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger

March 15th, 2023
March 15, 2023 - - The Surface Transportation Board today announced it has approved the merger of Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern with several conditions.The combined entity of the two smallest Class Is will be known as Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) and will be...

Trinity Industries seals $70M deal for Michigan-based rail logistics / software company

March 14th, 2023
March 14, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Dallas-based Trinity Industries has acquired RSI Logistics in a $70 million purchase that gives the company a strong position in  software and logistic movements in the North American rail industry.Jean Savage, President and CEO...

Texas House appropriation request filed for $200M to activate the Rail Relocation & Improvement Fund

March 12th, 2023
March 12, 2022 - TRA Austin - Texas State Representative Stan Gerdes (Dist. 17-Smithville) has filed a rider to the Texas House Appropriations bill that, if accepted and approved, would direct $200 million in General Revenue Funds to the Texas Rail...

Amtrak to lead FRA application process for Dallas-Atlanta I-20 route expansion

March 10th, 2023
March 10, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak will be lead agency applying for federal authorization to link Dallas-Fort Worth with passenger rail service through East Texas, northern Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to Atlanta and East coast markets previously not reachable...

Travis County Commissioners want TxDOT to look at Austin-San Antonio rail

March 5th, 2023
March 5, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The Texas Department of Transportation is planning a major overhaul of how traffic moves through Austin on Interstate 35 and it hasn't been sitting well with the public and Travis County Commissioners. The Commissioners, meeting...

New leadership announced at Texas Short Line / Regional Railroad Association

March 5th, 2023
March 5, 2023 - TRA Newswire -During their annual meeting in Austin the Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (TSLRRA) announced the 2023 incoming executive board.  Ailsa von Dobeneck, Assistant Vice-President at Watco; will be assuming the position of President....

Lone Star Rail District rising? Supports TxDOT's application for FRA Corridor Development program

March 4th, 2023
March 4, 2023 - TRA Newswire -In a recent letter to Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Bruce Bugg, Lone Star Rail District Interim Executive Director Ross Milloy said the rail organization is pleased to hear that TxDOT intends to file an...

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