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Mexico: angry at Gov. Abbott border crackdown, will run rail line to New Mexico, not Texas

April 30th, 2022
April 29, 2022 - ttnews.com - Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown is generating fresh backlash, with Mexico’s economy minister announcing that a new rail line to the U.S. would now go via New Mexico instead of the Lone Star...

Texas will have to pony up 20% to take advantage of billions of fed rail $... or lose it

December 20th, 2021
December 20, 2021 - TRA Newswire - If you want to see Texas gets it's fair share in billions of Infrastructure Act dollars for rail projects, here are a couple of key dates to remember: May 14, 2022 - that's when...

Finally, an infrastructure bill. What could it mean for rail in Texas?

November 6th, 2021
Updated November 8, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Now that the House and Senate have passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure and jobs bill that will be spread out over eight years. The paperwork now goes to President Joe Biden for his...

'Amtrak Joe,' Texas Central and the future of passenger rail in Texas

September 5th, 2021
August 11, 2021 - Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express News - My question this week is whether President Joe Biden’s massive federal infrastructure bill could lead to real passenger rail options in Texas, especially among the state’s Big 4 cities. Will...

Analysis: Texas drivers put out more carbon dioxide than every train in the world combined

July 16th, 2021
July 15, 2021 - Houston Chronicle, Jay Jordan / Texas Observer, Megan Kimble - Think about this the next time you start your car. Texas drivers account for nearly half a percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to a Texas Department of...

Don't expect TX Senate Transpo Chair Nichols to be keen on public transportation

April 18th, 2021
April 18, 2021 - TexasTribune.com podcast - Texas Senate Transportation Chair Robert Nichols (R) Jacksonville,  interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith on his Point of Order podcast this week, did not speak highly of public transportation as an important component...

Transpo Sec Buttigieg at SXSW Virtual: 2020's a turning point in transportation

March 18th, 2021
March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, appearing today on this years' virtual South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, expects that President Joe Biden will soon issue a "once in a century" plan to reshape transportation in the...

TGIF: Texas Legislature bill filing ended March 12, here's lowdown on rail issues

March 14th, 2021
Updated March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Update: A number of bills which are being supported by Texas Rail Advocates can be found on our Under The Dome 2021 rail issues webpage http://texasrailadvocates.org/2021-texas-legislature-rail-issues/ Those include a significant bill filed before the...

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.”...

Port of Victoria gets $3 million fed grant for rail loop

February 13th, 2021
February 12, 2021 - TRA Newswire - A federal grant of $3 million will go toward an equal match from the Port of Victoria to support infrastructure improvements that include a 1.9 mile long rail loop. The rail project for the...

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