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Third time a charm: Leander to stay in CapMetro rail world

May 10th, 2022
May 10, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Rail opponents tried and failed for the third time since 1985 to take Austin's sub-urban city of Leadner out of the regional rail service business. This past weekend Leander voters chose...

TranspoSec Buttigieg thinks high-speed rail would be good for Texas

March 18th, 2022
March 17, 2022 - TexasTribune.org - In car-friendly Texas, getting a major high-speed rail project off of the ground is almost impossible. For years, attempts to build a commuter rail line between Austin and San Antonio have faltered. The state’s lawyers are...

Austin Council signs off on Project Connect Joint Powers Agreement

November 5th, 2021
November 5, 2021 - TRA Austin - After delays and more discussions, the Austin City Council signed off on a Joint Powers Agreement that sets the stage of the development of the $7.1 billion Project Connect program. The council vote was...

Austin Project Connect light rail gets its first cash infusion: $312 million

September 22nd, 2021
September 16, 2021 - RTandS.com - Over $312 million has been approved for the Project Connect venture in Austin. The Austin Transit Partnership unanimously passed the amount on Sept. 15, and the money will be used to start the MetroRail Orange and...

Austin light-rail tunnel might be a mile longer

July 26th, 2021
July 26, 2021 - KUT.org - Austin's multibillion-dollar transit expansion will require extending an underground light-rail tunnel from Auditorium Shores to as far south as Lively Middle School on South Congress Avenue. The change could cost hundreds of millions of dollars, but transit planners...

Under the Dome: Austin Legislative Update 3.26.21

March 26th, 2021
March 26, 2021 - TRA Austin - Things are on the move at the State Capitol. This week Texas Rail Advocates supported four bills that were introduced in the Texas House. These bills were heard in House Committees this week and we...

Opinion: Why vote to fund something you won’t ever use?

March 7th, 2021
March 1, 2021 - Greg Garrett, Senior Columnist, Baptistnews.com - Last fall, my hometown of Austin, Texas, put a monumental public transportation bond question on the ballot: light rail, tunnels underneath downtown, electric buses. Austin’s Capitol Metro called the plan “bold.”...

Would an Intercity Passenger Rail Trust Fund bring more trains to Texas?

February 12th, 2021
February 12, 2021 - TRA News Report - Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn, in a letter to Congress, has outlined several priorities for the national passenger rail network that he runs. Approval by Congress of two of Flynn's priorities would have a...

Presentations for 2021 Southwestern Rail Conference now posted

February 11th, 2021
February 11, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Presentations from this years Southwestern Rail Conference are now available to view through this link: texasrailadvocates.org/swrc21. From the industry, advocacy and political spectrum the entire 8 hour day of informational presentations are now available to...

Texas transportation budget may fall victim to Covid-19

January 23rd, 2021
January 23, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation funding in Texas will take a hit from early reports on the state budget for the next two years. The Texas Senate released its base budget this week and at first blush it...

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