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FRA's Amit Bose at Southwestern Rail Conference: rail funding opportunities ahead

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose, speaking at the 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference in Hurst, Texas this week, said that a lot of work has already been accomplished by the agency on establishing high-speed...

Feds say 2-person train crew is the rule, tho there may be some exceptions

April 2nd, 2024
April 2, 2024 - TRA Newswire - After two years of listening to all sides of the issue, the Federal Railroad Administration ruled today that two-person crews will be maintained on most all rail routes in the U.S., though there may...

UT-Austin/ FRA study looks at electrification of railway lines

March 24th, 2024
March 24, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The University of Texas at Austin is about halfway through a federally funded project to re-examine the economics of converting mainline railways from diesel-powered trains to electrified operations.The project at UT-Austin is to be...

Commentary: Will Amtrak follow through on the new 15 proposed national train routes?

March 3rd, 2024
March 3, 2024 - Commentary by Russ Jackson, Contributing Writer -The FRA has released its list of the 15 new long distance routes that could be added to the existing 15.  It's an impressive list of what ought-to-be's, but I hate...

Texas tomorrow? FRA unveils draft proposed network of preferred new Amtrak routes

February 18th, 2024
February 18, 2024 - TRA Newswire - Right now they are just lines on a map. Ideas and proposals driven by a lot of data and background material.But when the Federal Railroad Administration finishes their required study to evaluate future Amtrak...

Is TxDOT, Transpo Commission and Texas lawmakers ready to apply for billions in federal rail grants, or not?

February 4th, 2024
February 4, 2024 - TRA Commentary and Analysis - Here's the billion dollar question. Can TxDOT, the Texas Transportation Commission and our state lawmakers get on the same page to receive a chunk of $66 billion in guaranteed federal rail grants,...

Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail project awarded $500,000 federal grant

December 8th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - HoustonPublicMedia.org - The long-envisioned initiative was one of seven high-speed rail projects across the country selected to receive grant funding from the Federal Railroad Administration, which awarded a total of $8.2 billion to 79 rail projects that...

'More lanes or more trains?' Proposed rail projects in Texas get federal funding boost

December 8th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - KERAnews.org -More passenger rail projects are on the horizon in North Texas and across the state as federal officials announced new funding on Friday.The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is awarding a $500,000 grant for the proposed I-20...

Texas scores multiple federal passenger rail corridor grants; not on I-35. Heartland Flyer, Sunset Ltd to benefit: Full details

December 6th, 2023
Updated 8pm CST - December 9, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates learned that the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded planning grants to the Texas Department of Transportation, Amtrak, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Southern...

RailNation: Meridian / Dallas-Atlanta passenger rail link could happen within two years; FRA rail program grants are in progress

October 10th, 2023
October 10, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Passenger rail advocates, Amtrak and elected officials gathered in Mississippi over the past weekend to hear about new and expanded future train service at what was billed RailNation: Meridian. Meridian, known as Queen City in...

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