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Takeaway from web rail presentation: Texas must contribute partial funding for fed cost-sharing rail projects or be locked out

June 14th, 2024
June 14, 2024 - TRA Newswire -A cooperative web presentation by DC-based Rail Passengers Association and Texas Rail Advocates today provided both a national picture on the state of funding for rail projects and examined what opportunities are on the...

CPKC's FInal Spike Steam Tour heads back north through Texas after visit to Mexico

June 13th, 2024
June 13, 2024 - TRA Newswire -If you're in South Texas through June 16th, you have one more chance to see the Canadian Pacific Kansas City Southern Final Spike Anniversary Steam tour train roll through your town.After an historic tour...

Dallas City Council fumbles on high-speed rail downtown path while everyone else moves forward

June 13th, 2024
May 13, 2024 - TRA Newswire -In a surprise move, the Dallas City Council voted 14-0 this week against plans for an elevated high-speed rail line on the western fringe of downtown, throwing a time-consuming monkey wrench into a long-sought-after...

Feds wrap up first step in expansion of long-distance passenger rail vision for Texas and U.S.

June 12th, 2024
June 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire - A fourth and final working group meeting of the Federal Railroad Administration's Amtrak Long-DIstance Passenger Rail Study wrapped up today in Dallas, highlighting 15 potential routes to link cities and towns across the...

Amtrak's Trails and Rails program is on the Heartland Flyer this summer

June 10th, 2024
June 10, 2025 - TRA Newswire -Amtrak has restored its Trails and Rails program aboard selected trains this summer and that includes the Heartland Flyer that runs between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.A National Park Service volunteer guide will be...

San Antonio council members, other officials call for rail service to Austin

June 8th, 2024
May 23, 2024 - SACurrent.com - The push to connect San Antonio and the state capital via rail looks to be picking up steam.Four San Antonio City Council members and two local state reps signed on to a letter sent to...

BNSF Railway Co. announces new CMO, several leadership moves

June 8th, 2024
June 4, 2024 - DallasInnovates.com - Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. has announced several leadership moves, including the naming of Tom Williams, currently group vice president of consumer products, as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective Sept. 1. Williams...

Research to reality? UT-Austin students look into passenger high-speed rail in Texas

June 8th, 2024
June 7, 2024 - KXAN.com -A group of graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin have spent the last year researching the viability of high-speed rail in Texas.KXAN Traffic Anchor Erica Brennes met with one of those students...

BNSF Railway sues city of Gunter over 900-acre planned logistics center

June 3rd, 2024
June 3, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Some 50 miles north of Dallas, a scene will be playing out in the 15th District Court of Grayson County between the small town of Gunter and a Class 1 railroad that owns property...

The dream of a Texas bullet train lives on

June 2nd, 2024
May 21, 2024 - Bloomberg.com - Benjamin Schneider -For a long time, the dream of bringing high-speed rail to the US was a lot of talk and not much action. But now, finally, rails are being laid.In April, Brightline, the...

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