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Texas transportation budget may fall victim to Covid-19

January 23rd, 2021
January 23, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation funding in Texas will take a hit from early reports on the state budget for the next two years. The Texas Senate released its base budget this week and at first blush it...

The Amtrak Funding Déjà Vu—Again

February 23rd, 2020
February 12, 2020 - Railway Age - Color it neither Democratic nor Republican. It’s Amtrak—or, more precisely, the Amtrak déjà vu. Since its 1971 creation by Congress as America’s national intercity passenger railroad, Amtrak’s survival has been a near-run thing dependent...

The bad high-speed rail budget rider is out..... but

May 15th, 2019
May 15, 2019 - TRA Austin - The language in the legislative budget bill that contained a provision to hurt the development of high-speed rail by a private concern has been stripped out. The budget conference committee of Texas House and...

Week 15 at the Texas Legislature - 3 bad high-speed rail bills advance

May 4th, 2019
May 4, 2019 - TRA Austin - No movement on the Birdwell budget rider to stop high-speed rail Three bad rail bills out of House Transpo Committee There is no news to report this week on the budget rider (#44) that...

Texas Rail Advocates Calls for Transparency and Openness in Infrastructure Debate

April 27th, 2019
April 27, 2019 - TRA Opinion - TRA unites a broad coalition concerned about potential abuse of power   As the Texas Legislature enters the crucial conclusion of the 2019 legislative session, Texas Rail Advocates is calling on supporters of smart infrastructure...

Remove damaging high-speed rail language from the TX budget bill

April 25th, 2019
April 26, 2019 - UPDATE - One State Representative has asked if you would please stop calling and emailing the Senate & House budget conferees on Rider 44, Sen. Birdwell's language that would hurt high-speed rail development. Apparently their office has been swamped...

The Birdwell Rider against high-speed rail. It's just not right.

April 21st, 2019
April 21, 2019 - TRA Commentary - It's just not right. Language should not be inserted in the state budget that would stop a private company bringing high-speed trains to Texas. It's a misuse of power by one State Senator who has...

Want high-speed rail in Texas? Throw the Birdwell budget rider out

April 19th, 2019
April 19, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Now that the Texas House and Senate have picked their conferees to iron out differences in the state budget, a line of text that has nothing to do with how the state spends taxpayer...

TAKE ACTION NOW: High-speed rail needs your help

April 14th, 2019
April 14, 2019 - Dear Texas Rail Advocates follower, Your help is needed for calls and emails to your Texas Representative and Senator in a most urgent way. If you want to ride high-speed rail in the future we are asking you...

#Rally4Trains events scheduled June 23 weekend

June 17th, 2017
June 17, 2017 - TRA Newswire / -   On the weekend of June 23, National Association of Railroad Passengers members and rail advocates from across the country will host rallies in cities across the country to support long distance passenger rail...

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