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Amtrak says Sunset Limited on-time performance is substandard; railroads respond to charges

January 31st, 2023
January 31, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific, BNSF Railway and Canadian National (CN) have responded to a complaint filed by Amtrak that the railroads "substandard" dispatching has affected the performance of its Sunset Limited service that runs between New...

Amtrak puts out feelers for replacement of aging Superliner equipment

January 20th, 2023
January 20, 2023 - TRA Newswire / RailPassengers.org -Amtrak expects to get responses from as many as 10 manufacturers by the end of March as it kicked off the process of replacing bi-level Superliner equipment for its national network service. The...

FRA opens up long-distance daily service and new routes study

January 12th, 2023
January  12, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Could Amtrak's Sunset Limited, now limited to only tri-weekly service across the Southern belt of Texas, be turned into a daily service? Are there possibilities for other restored or new services across Texas and...

Amtrak Gulf Coast service expected start in 2023: fed grant seeks almost $179 million for route improvements

December 18th, 2022
December 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast corridor from New Orleans eastward will return in 2023, following an agreement between railroads, ports, cities, the Southern Rail Commission and service provider Amtrak.The non-profit news site Mississippi...

TX-OK-KS Heartland Flyer corridor designation request awaits fed approval

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - TRA Newswire -A tri-state DOT request for passenger rail service from Fort Worth, through Oklahoma City to Kansas now winds its way through the Washington D.C. bureaucracy. The transportation departments  of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas submitted...

Amtrak files Sunset Limited on-time complaint with the SurfBoard against Union Pacific

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - Jim Mathews, RailPassengers.org -Amtrak took deadly aim at the problem of chronically late long-distance trains in a Surface Transportation Board filing, using a complaint about the Sunset Limited’s “abysmal” performance to accuse Union Pacific of deliberately engaging in...

New group wants to convince San Antonio to support rail transit

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2022 - SanAntonioReport.org -Around a snack-filled table inside of a vintage train car at San Antonio’s Texas Transportation Museum, 12 members of San Antonians for Rail Transit ranging in age from five to 70 met in early December for the...

Southern Rail Commission announces agreement for pax trains in Gulf Coast corridor

November 23rd, 2022
November 23, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Southern Rail Commission has announced that an agreement has been brokered between Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, CSX and the Alabama State Port Authority to allow for two daily round trips a day between New...

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...

TX-OK-KS ask US DOT and FRA to expand Heartland Flyer Corridor

October 5th, 2022
October 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have requested U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Railroad Administration Amit Bose to consider expansion of the daily Heartland Flyer from Fort Worth to Newton,...

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