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Dallas-Houston bullet train developer vows project is on track, but state officials lack confidence

October 28th, 2022
October 28, 2022 - TexasTribune.com - With lingering skepticism about Texas Central’s ability to build a high-speed rail line, landowners along the route want the company to be more forthcoming about the project’s status.A lawyer for nearly 100 property owners who...

UP and Canadian Pacific/KCS spar on Houston rail traffic during merger hearing at STB

October 26th, 2022
October 25, 2022 - Trains.com -Union Pacific said that a video of a KCS train "breezing through Houston" misled federal regulators about Houston terminal operations.The railroads played the video, shot from the lead locomotive, for the Surface Transportation Board on...

Texas Central, while media silent, is quietly still around

October 22nd, 2022
October 22, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Hibernation mode. That's how one rail source describes current activity at Texas Central, the private company that is building the high-speed rail ine between Dallas and Houston. The railroad recently paid off back property taxes...

CP and KCS defend merger, says no extra capacity needed through Houston

October 13th, 2022
October 6, 2022 - Trains.com -WASHINGTON — Canadian Pacific and Kansas City Southern made closing arguments for their proposed merger on Thursday, telling regulators that their combination was in the public interest and that critics either didn’t do their homework...

Houston, Austin, San Antonio Mayors ask TxDOT to engage in intercity rail development program

October 3rd, 2022
October 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Mayors of Houston, Austin and San Antonio have asked the Executive Director of TxDOT to participate in a passenger rail corridor  program being developed as part of the Infrastructure bill passed by Congress.In a...

UP, Houston officials continue discussion on former wood-tie site

September 26th, 2022
September 26, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific Railroad and representatives from the city of Houston, Harris County and the Bayou City Initiative continue their discussions on measures to remediate a former wood-tie preserving site that UP inherited in the...

New Houston-area Class III industrial park railroad debuts this week

August 10th, 2022
August 10, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A new short line railroad in a Baytown industrial park is expected to start service this week to provide common carrier service and interline with both BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad. TGS Cedar Port...

Texas Central says it is moving forward on Dallas-Houston high-speed rail

July 8th, 2022
July 8, 2022 - TRA Newswire -In a statement issued today, Texas Central Partners, fresh off a win at the Texas Supreme Court  that allows them eminent domain rights as a railroad, said that "we look forward to being able...

FRA awards Houston Police Department trespass / suicide grants for rail right-of-way

June 15th, 2022
June 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will distribute grants totaling over $2 million to 25 law enforcement agencies in 13 states to combat "high instances of rail trespass-related incidents and casualties" on railroad property. The...

Texas Central CEO Carlos Aguilar steps down after 6 years

June 13th, 2022
Updated June 14, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Carlos Aguilar, the CEO and President of Texas Central Partners, announced he is resigning after being at the helm of the massive infrastructure railroad project for six years. He made the announcement public...

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