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County Judges meet with Union Pacific in DC over I-35 passenger rail service

February 12th, 2024
February 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Two of the most powerful Texas county judges along the I-35 corridor met with Union Pacific officials in Washington earlier today to begin talks about starting passenger rail service, according to a post on...

After Brightline Florida and soon Brightline West, could there be Brightline Texas?

December 17th, 2023
December 17, 2023 - TRA Commentary -After recently opening their Miami-Orlando line to rising passenger numbers and getting ready to build a Southern California to Las Vegas intercity run, could Brightline set it's sights next on Texas?The country's only privately...

County judges in I-35 Lone Star Rail Corridor disappointed in lack of funding for rail

December 11th, 2023
December 11, 2023 - SanAntonioReport.org - Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai joined his counterparts in Travis and Dallas counties Friday in expressing their disappointment that a passenger rail expansion plan connecting the major metros was left out of a major funding...

Federal railroad grant denied for passenger rail in central Texas

December 9th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - Fox4Austin.com - On Friday, the Federal Railroad Administration approved five corridors for passenger rail expansion in Texas and excluded the corridor connecting Austin, San Antonio and Dallas-Fort Worth."So that is disappointing news, but it's not the end...

The busy I-35 Lone Star Rail Corridor didn't make the first round of federal rail grants

December 8th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - TRA Newswire -As reported by MySanAntonio.com today, the County Judges of two of the largest Texas metro areas, Austin and San Antonio, were miffed why the I-35 Lone Star Rail Corridor wasn't included on today's list...

Travis and Bexar County Judges team up for Lone Star Rail Corridor trains

December 7th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - TRA Newswire -County Judges from two of Texas' largest metropolitan areas say that it's time for trains to connect their regions and beyond.Bexar County Judge Peter Sakai and Travis County Judge Andy Brown were on X...

Austin Mayor Kirk Watson on U.S. House Transpo rail hearing: Texas needs intercity passenger rail corridors

November 29th, 2023
November 29, 2023 - TRA Newswire (Washington) -Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, invited today to testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, said he is "eager to do anything I can to support intercity passenger rail...

Austin-to-San Antonio commuter train once again being discussed

October 11th, 2023
October 11, 2023 - KXAN.com -A long-held goal of some regional leaders, establishing regular commuter trains between Austin and San Antonio, may be getting back on track.Dedicated commuter rail service between the two cities could have a transformative impact on...

Rethink35 is suing TxDOT over I-35 expansion with broad community support

September 5th, 2023
September 1, 2023 - Austin Chronicle.com - TxDOT vs. basically everyone in Austin.Widespread opposition to the I-35 expansion has led to its logical conclusion: The Texas Department of Transportation is getting sued, and a whole lot of Austinites are on board.Wednesday, at a...

Some Austin City Council members join Rethink35 in opposition to I-35 expansion plan, rail was never considered

August 30th, 2023
August 30, 2023 - kvue.com - Several members of the Austin City Council are joining the group Rethink35 to speak out against a plan to widen Interstate 35.Earlier this month, the federal government gave environmental clearance for the I-35 Capital Express Central Project – a...

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