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CBP shuts down TX-MEX rail border crossings at El Paso and Eagle Pass, trains backed up

December 18th, 2023
December 19, 2023 - TRA Newswire -This morning, U.S. Customs and Border Patrol (CBP) took the unprecedented step of closing the international rail crossings in El Paso and Eagle Pass, TX. These crossings comprise two of the seven active rail crossings...

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...

Survey says: Americans continue to strongly support more rail and public transit

October 4th, 2020
October 3, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Whether it’s to commute short distances, travel long distances, improve the environment, or expand service, Americans continue to show strong support for rail, according to a new poll conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS on behalf...

It's Rail Safety Week. Help #StopTrackTragedies

September 22nd, 2020
September 21, 2020 - Newswire - The Association of American Railroads points out that while the number of crossing collisions, deaths and injuries has dropped over the past five decades, it’s still a startling fact that about every three hours...

Rail groups pleased with coronavirus rescue package

March 29th, 2020
March 27, 2020 - - The Association of American Railroads (AAR), the American Short Line and Regional Railroad Association (ASLRRA), the Transportation Trades Department (TTD) of the AFL-CIO, and the Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) said they are pleased that Congress and President Donald Trump...

U.S. Rep. Kay Granger (Fort Worth) recognized for rail policy leadership

November 11th, 2019
November 11, 2019 - - Texas Representative Kay Granger, the Ranking Member of the House Appropriations Committee,  received the Railroad Achievement Award last week in recognition of her continued leadership on policies that help ensure the health of the U.S....

Supreme Court will not hear AAR's argument on Amtrak metrics, standards

June 5th, 2019
June 5, 2019 - - The U.S. Supreme Court on Monday declined to hear the Association of American Railroads' (AAR) challenge to a federal statute that allowed Amtrak to help set Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) performance and scheduling standards on the nation's railroads. The court denied...

FRA Administrator Ron Batory finally confirmed by U.S. Senate

February 15th, 2018
February 15, 2018 - TRA Newswire & - The U.S. Senate, in a voice vote Tuesday night finally approved President Trump's nomination of Ronald Batory as the administrator of the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA). Batory's confirmation had been sidelined since last...

Proposed fed regulations threaten freight rail in Texas and U.S.

October 9th, 2016
October 9, 2016 - Ian Jefferies, AAR - “Sonic Automotive, the fourth-largest auto dealership group in the U.S., is entering the San Antonio market for the first time with plans to build five locations of its EchoPark used car retail brand...

Amtrak's Texas On Time Performance decision by STB being challenged

August 20th, 2016
August 12, 2016 - NARP / TRA Newswire - Following the Surface Transportation Board’s (STB) final rule to define on-time performance for passenger rail using on-time arrival and departure at all stations along a passenger-train's route—a huge victory for passengers including...

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