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Merry Christmas from Congress: $16B for pax & freight rail; $21B for public transit

December 24th, 2022
December 24, 2022 - -The American Public Transportation Association reports that House and Senate Appropriations Committee Leaders included  $21.2 billion for public transit and $16.6 billion for passenger and freight rail in H.R. 2617, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023....

Covid-19 rescue plan will restore daily Amtrak service, assist ailing transit systems

March 11th, 2021
March 11, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Hours after the House of Representatives sent a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package with emergency funds for intercity rail and transit to the president’s desk, Amtrak announced that it will restore 12 long-distance routes...

DART lands APTA innovation award

July 28th, 2019
July 22, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Dallas Area Rapid Transit has been named the American Public Transportation Association's (APTA) 2019 Innovation Award winner. The Innovation Award is given to a public transit agency demonstrating innovative concepts in the provision of public...

DART chief urges Congress to pass infrastructure bill, citing coming work on Cotton Belt and D2 lines

March 25th, 2019
March 19, 2019 - Dallas Morning News  - Dallas Area Rapid Transit president Gary Thomas on Monday urged Congress to deliver a far-reaching infrastructure bill, joining other public transit leaders in stressing the importance of funding billions of dollars in improvements. Speaking...

Trinity Railway Express , A-Train & CapMetro get Positive Train Control funding

August 23rd, 2018
August 23, 2018 - TRA Newswire - Updated - North Texas' Trinity Railway Express, Denton County's A-Train and Austin's CapMetro are all recipients of federal grant funding to implement Positive Train Control. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today awarded $203,698,298 in grant funding for...

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...

New study provides framework for determining ROI in High-Speed and Intercity Passenger Rail corridors

October 18th, 2017
October 5, 2017 - - A new report released by the American Public Transportation Association provides a framework for assessing the return on investment (ROI) associated with high-speed and intercity passenger rail projects (HSR&IPR). This seminal report called "Framework for...

DART exec to speak about FY18 Administration budget cuts to transpo

June 7th, 2017
June 7, 2017 - TRA Newswire - Gary Thomas, President and Executive Director of Dallas Area Rapid Transit will be one of the top U.S. transit leaders participating in a Monday, June 12 briefing on the Trump Administration's proposed budget cuts to...

White House Doubles Down on Cuts to Infrastructure Investment, Slashes Amtrak Routes and Transit Funding

May 23rd, 2017
May 23, 2017 - and - The Trump Administration released a 2018 detailed budget proposal that guts funding to Amtrak’s long-distance trains, and slashes funding to key transit and transportation funding programs, threatening to accelerate the deterioration of physical...

Congress moves ahead on transportation funding

May 2nd, 2017
May 2, 2017 - TRA Newswire / / Congress released an omnibus agreement Monday that provides increased transportation funding for the remainder of Fiscal Year 2017, with $57.651 billion in total funding for transportation and housing programs—a $350 million increase...

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