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Trinity Metro has a new President/CEO

April 30th, 2022
April 30, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Tarrant County's public transportation provider, Trinity Metro, announced that Richard W. Andreski, a public transportation veteran with 23 years of experience and more than 10 years of executive leadership, has been selected as the...

Oklahoma & Kansas Rail Caucus update efforts on extending Heartland Flyer from Fort Worth northward to KS

April 30th, 2022
April 30, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Northern Flyer Alliance, a grass-roots group working to extend the current Fort Worth to Oklahoma City rail service north to Kansas, has been busy garnering support from cities, towns and state legislatures....

Texas House Transportation hears why rail projects must be funded

April 26th, 2022
April 26, 2022 - TRA Austin - The Infrastructure bill that Congress passed last fall can make an impact on future freight and passenger rail projects in Texas, if the state will only find the means to fund a state...

Alstom lands $216 million contract for DFW Skylink trains

April 23rd, 2022
April 23, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Alstom has signed a 10 year contract with Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to provide operations and maintenance services for the Skylink trains, am automated people mover (APM) system until January 2032....

Texas Short Line / Regional RR Association announces officers for 2022

April 22nd, 2022
April 22. 2022 -  At their annual meeting in Dallas the Texas Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (TSLRRA) announced the lineup for their 2022 Executive Officers.  The 2022 Executive Board is composed of Paul Treangen  of TNW Corporation –...

Rail Pax Association briefs San Antonio Chamber on the economic power of passenger trains

April 22nd, 2022
April 22, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Rail Passengers Association’s Sean Jeans-Gail gave a briefing to the San Antonio Chamber of Commerce’s Transportation Committee this week on the economic power of passenger trains. Drawing on the proprietary economic modeling...

Smith County Commissioners show support for proposed I-20 railway project

April 21st, 2022
April 19, 2022 - Tylerpaper.com -  Smith County Commissioners agreed to support a proposed Interstate 20 corridor passenger railway route that would extend between major metroplexes. This proposed Amtrak passenger railway would travel between the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex to...

UP's 1st quarter: Revenue & income up despite service issues

April 21st, 2022
April 21, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Union Pacific Corporation reported 2022 first quarter net income of $1.6 billion, or $2.57 per diluted share. This compares to 2021 first quarter net income of $1.3 billion, or $2.00 per diluted share....

Southwestern Rail Conference Video: House Transportation Chair Canales "do more for rail industry"

April 20th, 2022
April 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire - At the April 1st Southwestern Rail Conference, Chairman Terry Canales said that "with the state's population set to almost double by 2050 rail is going to become increasingly important for the movement of...

Amtrak runs inspection train ahead of Baton Rouge/New Orleans service startup

April 20th, 2022
April 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Executives of Amtrak, Canadian Pacific and KCS along with federal, Louisiana state and local officials took an inspection tour of the Kansas City Southern Railway line between Baton Rouge and New Orleans today,...

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