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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...

5 Amtrak board nominees to appear at Senate confirmation hearing - 1 has a Texas connection

September 6th, 2022
September 6, 2022 - TRA Newswire -U.S. Senator Maria Cantwell, Chair of the Senate Committee on Commerce, Science and Transportation is convening a full committee hearing this week to consider five Presidential nominations to the Amtrak Board of Directors.One of...

U.S. Senator Cassidy: Passenger rail service could be coming to NW Louisiana, Texas

August 31st, 2022
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, Senator Bill Cassidy met with city officials and community leaders to discuss the possibility of this passenger rail service to run between Atlanta and the Dallas/Fort Worth region through north Louisiana. Cassidy says the likelihood of...

Texas Transportation Commission announces record $85 billion 10-year highway plan – fails in rail funding

August 31st, 2022
August 30, 2022 – TRA Austin –The Texas Transportation Commission approved a record $85 billion highway construction plan Tuesday during their August meeting but left funding for freight and passenger rail projects out in the cold, again.It was a record day for...

Texas Rail Advocates calls on state to invest in freight and passenger rail projects

August 30th, 2022
August 30, 2022 - KXAN.com - Candy Rodriguez -AUSTIN — Nonprofit Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody will meet with the Texas Transportation Commission Tuesday. He’s urging the commission to call on state lawmakers this upcoming session and apply for...

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