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Passenger rail on the I-20 corridor gets more support from East Texas governments

April 17th, 2022
April 16, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Two government entities in East Texas have thrown their support behind establishing passenger rail service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta, GA. A proposed I-20 daily rail service has now been endorsed with a resolution...

Oklahoma City issues support letter for Amtrak Heartland Flyer expansion

April 16th, 2022
April 14, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Now that the Oklahoma City Council approved a resolution supporting the daily Heartland Flyer and expansion north to Kansas, Amtrak representatives are optimistic that the plan can work within a 5-year timeline. Last year...

Opinion/Analysis: Amtrak, what are you doing to the Texas Eagle?

April 15th, 2022
April 15, 2022 - TRA Opinion -Amtrak's Texas Eagle, cut down to a four car train with limited amenities, continues to suffer additional woes. The daily service from San Antonio to Chicago that stops in a host of Texas cities...

Soon: Southwestern Rail Conference videos and on-screen presentations

April 6th, 2022
April 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire - FRA, TxDOT, Texas Railroad Association, Amtrak, Alstom, Texas House Transportation. A record number of attendees at the 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference heard from a wide range of presenters on freight and passenger rail...

Amtrak Prez/CEO meets with U.S. Rep Cuellar on Texas-Mexico passenger service

March 25th, 2022
March 25, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak President /CEO Stephen Gardner and Chief Financial Officer Tracie Winbigler met recently with U.S. Rep Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) to discuss passenger service between San Antonio and Monterrey, Mexico. According to San Antonio radio...

Analysis: Equipment run-through a factor in return of Texas Eagle-Capitol Limited daily service

March 25th, 2022
March 25, 2022 -  Bob Johnston, Trains.com - Reliability, utility for passenger are potential drawbacks Shared trainsets, running through between Washington D.C. and San Antonio, Texas, via Chicago, are part of the plan when the Texas Eagle and Capitol Limited resume daily operation on Monday, March...

Amtrak Texas Eagle returns to daily service later this month

March 5th, 2022
March 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire/RailPassengers.org - Amtrak's Texas Eagle, cut back to operating only five days a week because of crew shortages, will return to daily service on March 28th along with four other national network trains. Other routes around...

Amtrak's Gardner to speak at SXSW touting expansion service in Texas, elsewhere

March 5th, 2022
March 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak President and CEO Stephen Gardner will be one of the presenters at SXSW in Austin during the annual mega-event. For the first time in over fifty years, there is game-changing federal investment on...

Opinion: Amtrak’s Texas Eagle is like an Artichoke, Mr. Congressman

January 25th, 2022
January 23, 2022 - Russell Jackson, Contributor - The Texas Eagle is buried in the secondary of the hierarchy of the endangered species of passenger transportation, Amtrak’s long distance trains. For decades the Eagle has run daily between Chicago and San Antonio, then on three...

Crew shortage forces Amtrak to reduce Texas service

January 18th, 2022
Updated January 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak has announced temporary service cuts to its national network train service due to "staffing challenges resulting from Covid-19 and the highly active Omicron variant," according to a company statement. 8% of service...

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