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‘Texas Eagle’ show Amtrak failure to capitalize on advantages of rail travel: Special report

June 2nd, 2022
June 1, 2022-trains.com- Grass-roots organization seeks to restore Sightseer Lounge, other amenities cut by management. "There is no Sightseer Lounge on this train. Once again, there is no Sightseer Lounge on this train,” emphasized the public-address announcement. “You must buy...

FRA issues first quarterly report on Texas Passenger Rail performance

May 18th, 2022
May 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Federal Railroad Administration's first quarterly report on intercity passenger rail performance and service quality is out and for the three Texas services run by Amtrak it's a mixed bag. The period covered...

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....

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...

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,...

Mask mandate over: Amtrak and Texas transit agencies rescind mask orders

April 19th, 2022
April 19, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Following a Federal judge in Florida ending the Center for Disease Control's order mandating masks for travelers on planes, trains, buses and other forms of transportation, Texas transit agencies and Amtrak said it's...

Southwestern Rail Conference Video: new TxDOT Rail Division Director sets his priorities

April 18th, 2022
April 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire -  Jeff Davis, still fairly new in his position as the head of TxDOT's Rail Division, has set priorities he wants to see accomplished. Davis' remarks from the Southwestern Rail Conference can be found...

Passenger rail on the I-20 corridor gets more support from East Texas governments

April 17th, 2022
April 16, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Two government entities in East Texas have thrown their support behind establishing passenger rail service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta, GA. A proposed I-20 daily rail service has now been endorsed with a...

Oklahoma City issues support letter for Amtrak Heartland Flyer expansion

April 16th, 2022
April 14, 2022 - TRA Newswire -  Now that the Oklahoma City Council approved a resolution supporting the daily Heartland Flyer and expansion north to Kansas, Amtrak representatives are optimistic that the plan can work within a 5-year timeline. Last...

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