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Texas Rail Advocates joins Louisiana DOT in support of passenger rail funding to feds

November 13th, 2022
November 13, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas Rail Advocates has signed on to a letter of support for the North Louisiana Passenger Rail Plan. The application is being submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation from the Louisiana Department of...

San Antonio could receive new train routes if TxDOT secures federal funds

October 26th, 2022
October 26, 2022 - KENS-TV / San Antonio -The proposal would likely expand existing services from San Antonio and add new routes connecting the Rio Grande Valley all the way up to Dallas.They say everything is bigger in Texas, but...

'Hell has frozen over': After $85 billion for road construction, Texas asks for federal rail funding

October 10th, 2022
October 10, 2020 - San Antonio Express-News - Shepard Price -The Texas Department of Transportation is asking the federal government for millions in railroad funding after focusing mainly on roadway infrastructure in recent years. In a letter dated Oct. 5, Marc D. Williams, the executive...

TxDOT asks the feds to consider multiple passenger rail corridors in the state

October 7th, 2022
October 7, 2022 - TRA Austin - In a letter dated October 5, Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Marc Williams has asked Federal Railroad Administration chief Amit Bose to consider federal funding options for conventional intercity passenger rail expansion across...

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...

San Antonio Express-News: Activate the Rail Relocation & Improvement Fund

September 30th, 2022
October 1, 2022 - Letter to the editor / San Antonio Express-News -As  Alexandra Kanik shows in her online report on the worst train crossing stops for Bexar and surrounding counties, the winner  by a large margin is the Ritterman...

Lawmakers: Let's try this again... the Railroad Commission doesn't do railroads

September 25th, 2022
September 25, 2022 - TRA Editorial -In a recent news story in the San Antonio Express-News, someone guessed that the Railroad Commission is a music band. Very creative but...... wrong.Another answered that the Railroad Commission has to deal with railroads....

Panel: Texas transportation lawmakers not optimistic on high speed rail

September 24th, 2022
September 24, 2022 - TRA Newswire / Megan Kimble -Appearing on a transportation panel at the Texas Tribune Festival this week (#tribfest22), the Chairs of both the Texas House and Senate Transportation Committee were not optimistic about the future of...

Texas Transportation Commission announces record $85 billion 10-year highway plan – fails in rail funding

August 31st, 2022
August 30, 2022 – TRA Austin –The Texas Transportation Commission approved a record $85 billion highway construction plan Tuesday during their August meeting but left funding for freight and passenger rail projects out in the cold, again.It was a record day for...

Texas Rail Advocates calls on state to invest in freight and passenger rail projects

August 30th, 2022
August 30, 2022 - KXAN.com - Candy Rodriguez -AUSTIN — Nonprofit Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody will meet with the Texas Transportation Commission Tuesday. He’s urging the commission to call on state lawmakers this upcoming session and apply for...

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