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Wear: Why plans for Texas bullet trains are still mostly a dream

November 25th, 2017
November 17, 2017 - Austin American-Statesman - Ben Wear - Highlights TxDOT this month approved a first-level environmental study on an Oklahoma-to-Mexico train plan. But only the center section would be “high speed,” and TxDOT has no money to continue planning...

MoKan’t: Abandoned rail corridor east of Austin continues to languish

July 24th, 2016
July 17, 2016 - Austin American-Statesman TxDOT officials recently said the Texas Constitution could require that MoKan be used only for roads. The 28-mile former MKT line has been on highway and transit drawing boards for years, to no avail. A long-range transit...

Amtrak ridership in Austin slips the more economy improves

September 20th, 2015
By Ben Wear - American-Statesman Staff - September 20, 2015  Amtrak’s Texas Eagle was 80 minutes late pulling into the Austin station Friday morning. Of course. According to Amtrak, its trains have come in to Austin on time just 30.9 percent of...

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