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The dream of a Texas bullet train lives on

June 2nd, 2024
May 21, 2024 - Bloomberg.com - Benjamin Schneider -For a long time, the dream of bringing high-speed rail to the US was a lot of talk and not much action. But now, finally, rails are being laid.In April, Brightline, the...

How a new Central Texas committee will focus on expanding passenger rail service

May 21st, 2024
May 18, 2024 - KXAN.com - Travis County Judge Andy Brown and Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai are spearheading new conversations with state transportation and rail leaders to expand passenger rail services in Texas.Expanding passenger rail in Texas has faced many...

Drumbeat for rail in Texas continues: Rep. Allred meets with Japanese Minister on Dallas-Houston bullet train

May 10th, 2024
May 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Ever since Amtrak's Senior VP for High-Speed Rail, Andy Byford, spoke at the Southwestern Rail Conference last month and indicated the company is interested in the work that Texas Central had completed to date...

Recap Southwestern Rail Conference: The case for passenger rail in Texas

May 1st, 2024
May 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Nearly 300 attendees at last month's Southwestern Rail Conference in the Dallas area heard presenter after presenter lay out the case for more passenger rail service in the Lone Star state.From Amtrak's high-speed guru Andy Byford...

Travis County Judge Andy Brown at Southwestern Rail Conference: passenger rail between Austin and San Antonio needed

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The administrator of one of the largest counties in the country, Travis County Judge Andy Brown, called for efficient, quick and safe passenger rail service between Austin and San Antonio and further up and...

Amtrak's Andy Byford at Southwestern Rail Conference: We think Dallas-Houston is viable for high-speed rail

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -While Andy Byford, Senior Vice-President of High-Speed Rail projects for Amtrak, says that it's not a done-deal yet and still faces hurdles, he says there is strong political support in North Texas and the...

FRA's Amit Bose at Southwestern Rail Conference: rail funding opportunities ahead

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose, speaking at the 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference in Hurst, Texas this week, said that a lot of work has already been accomplished by the agency on establishing high-speed...

Amtrak suspends stops in Texarkana because of storm damage to terminal

April 18th, 2024
April 16, 2024 - texarkanagazette.com - Recent storms not only caused power outages in the area but also caused damage to the local Amtrak station's elevator tower, making it unsafe to access the train platform.The Texarkana station sustained storm damage and...

On everyone's mind at the Southwestern Rail Conference? The proposed Texas bullet train

April 17th, 2024
April 17, 2024 - keranews.org - Pablo Arauz Pena -High speed rail in Texas is big talk in a state ruled by cars.Still, transportation officials are moving forward with plans to build a bullet train connecting Fort Worth, Dallas and...

Amtrak is now driving Dallas to Houston bullet train proposal

April 17th, 2024
April 16, 2024 - NBCDFW.com - Phil Prazen - An Amtrak leader says they're in the engineer's seat for the proposal to build a high-speed train between Dallas and Houston. The proposed route makes one of the best cases for the...

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