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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...

Central Texas Passenger Rail Advisory Committee is moving forward

May 9th, 2024
May 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -A passenger rail advisory committee in Central Texas, spearheaded by county judges of two of the largest metro areas in Texas is aiming to get regional rail service started between Austin and San Antonio.Travis...

Travis County Judge Andy Brown at Southwestern Rail Conference: passenger rail between Austin and San Antonio needed

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The administrator of one of the largest counties in the country, Travis County Judge Andy Brown, called for efficient, quick and safe passenger rail service between Austin and San Antonio and further up and...

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton targets Austin’s light-rail plans

March 26th, 2024
March 21, 2024 - TexasStandard.org -Austin’s effort to build a high-frequency urban rail network is facing a challenge from Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, whose legal arguments seek to dismantle the funding mechanism behind the voter-endorsed transit expansion.In a court filing,...

County Judges meet with Union Pacific in DC over I-35 passenger rail service

February 12th, 2024
February 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Two of the most powerful Texas county judges along the I-35 corridor met with Union Pacific officials in Washington earlier today to begin talks about starting passenger rail service, according to a post on...

After Brightline Florida and soon Brightline West, could there be Brightline Texas?

December 17th, 2023
December 17, 2023 - TRA Commentary -After recently opening their Miami-Orlando line to rising passenger numbers and getting ready to build a Southern California to Las Vegas intercity run, could Brightline set it's sights next on Texas?The country's only privately...

County judges in I-35 Lone Star Rail Corridor disappointed in lack of funding for rail

December 11th, 2023
December 11, 2023 - SanAntonioReport.org - Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai joined his counterparts in Travis and Dallas counties Friday in expressing their disappointment that a passenger rail expansion plan connecting the major metros was left out of a major funding...

Federal railroad grant denied for passenger rail in central Texas

December 9th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - Fox4Austin.com - On Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration approved five corridors for passenger rail expansion in Texas and excluded the corridor connecting Austin, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth."So that is disappointing news, but it's not the end...

The busy I-35 Lone Star Rail Corridor didn't make the first round of federal rail grants

December 8th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - TRA Newswire -As reported by MySanAntonio.com today, the County Judges of two of the largest Texas metro areas, Austin and San Antonio, were miffed why the I-35 Lone Star Rail Corridor wasn't included on today's list...

Travis and Bexar County Judges team up for Lone Star Rail Corridor trains

December 7th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - TRA Newswire -County Judges from two of Texas' largest metropolitan areas say that it's time for trains to connect their regions and beyond.Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai and Travis County Judge Andy Brown were on X...

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