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Southern Rail Commission announces agreement for pax trains in Gulf Coast corridor

November 23rd, 2022
November 23, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Southern Rail Commission has announced that an agreement has been brokered between Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, CSX and the Alabama State Port Authority to allow for two daily round trips a day between New...

Texas Rail Advocates joins Louisiana DOT in support of passenger rail funding to feds

November 13th, 2022
November 13, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas Rail Advocates has signed on to a letter of support for the North Louisiana Passenger Rail Plan. The application is being submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation from the Louisiana Department of...

TX-OK-KS ask US DOT and FRA to expand Heartland Flyer Corridor

October 5th, 2022
October 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have requested U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Railroad Administration Amit Bose to consider expansion of the daily Heartland Flyer from Fort Worth to Newton,...

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...

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...

‘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 food to...

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 is from...

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.The alliance...

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 work...

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 Atlanta, Georgia.“What’s...

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