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Above or below - Where do you put a high-speed rail station in downtown Dallas?

February 9th, 2024
February 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Underground or above ground? That was the question discussed at length at Thursday's meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Regional Transportation Council (NCTCOG, RTC). Should planning for a high speed rail...

Tarrant County Judge Andy Brown names passenger rail among top 2 priorities

January 30th, 2024
January 29, 2024 - - Travis County Judge Andy Brown joined KXAN Monday to talk about priorities for the year ahead of Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday.The conversation was centered around working to bring passenger rail to Central Texas,...

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...

Texans take note: a new era in high-speed rail started Friday

September 22nd, 2023
September 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Texans take note. The naysayers were dead wrong. They said a private company could never build and operate a high-speed rail line in the U.S. It hadn't happened in over a century. Until history...

3 different high-speed rail projects progress in TX, FL, CA

May 18th, 2019
May 14, 2019 - - A new era of passenger rail in the United States may finally be on the way, according to high-speed rail advocates. Despite the Trump administration's recent move to yank federal funding from California’s long-troubled high-speed rail venture,...

Virgin Trains is coming to the U.S. and eyeing potential rail corridors including Texas

November 22nd, 2018
November 21, 2018 - TRA Newswire / Rail Passengers Association - Brightline and Virgin Group will form a strategic partnership in an effort to continue to grow privately funded intercity passenger rail. The partnership will allow Brightline to leverage Virgin's industry-leading expertise...

So no one can build private passenger rail services? Think again

September 19th, 2018
September 19, 2018 - TRA Comment - Here's the story from the Dallas Morning News this week: A competitor of the company trying to build a Dallas-to-Houston bullet-train connection has blasted the notion that a high-speed rail line can be built without public money. "The whole...

Florida's Brightline rail service starts: eyeing Texas corridor next?

January 15th, 2018
January 13, 2017 - - Even as South Florida service gets underway Saturday, officials are exploring other parts of the country, such as Georgia, North Carolina and Texas, said Wes Edens, co-founder of Fortress Investment Group, Brightline's parent company "Our vision...

Hundreds hear that Texas needs to embrace freight and passenger rail - not just more roads

January 15th, 2017
January 15, 2016 - TRA Newswire - Hundreds of attendees from the public and private sector heard from both freight and passenger executives and advocates Friday that roads alone will not solve our future transportation needs. Featured speaker Peter Espy, Rail Division...

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