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Houston, Austin, San Antonio Mayors ask TxDOT to engage in intercity rail development program

October 3rd, 2022
October 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Mayors of Houston, Austin and San Antonio have asked the Executive Director of TxDOT to participate in a passenger rail corridor  program being developed as part of the Infrastructure bill passed by Congress.In a...

Texas Rail Advocates petitions TxDOT to participate in FRA Corridor ID Program

July 16th, 2022
July 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates, in letters to elected and appointed state officials this week, pinpointed three specific passenger rail opportunities that could be eligible for federal grants and assistance under a recently announced Federal Railroad...

Fort Worth Mayor issues letter of support for Heartland Flyer corridor expansion

July 11th, 2022
July 11, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker has jumped aboard as a Heartland Flyer expansion train supporter with a letter to Amit Bose, Federal Railroad Administrator in Washington, D.C.The letter outlines support for re-connecting passenger rail...

FRA announces $3 billion Rail Crossing Elimination Program - will Texas participate?

July 3rd, 2022
July 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -On Thursday the Federal Railroad Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its newly created Railroad Crossing Elimination Program, a grant program to improve safety and mobility of people and goods.$3 billion...

FRA awards Houston Police Department trespass / suicide grants for rail right-of-way

June 15th, 2022
June 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will distribute grants totaling over $2 million to 25 law enforcement agencies in 13 states to combat "high instances of rail trespass-related incidents and casualties" on railroad property. The...

TxDOT says it is interested in infrastructure grants for rail projects

June 4th, 2022
June 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire -There is actual interest in pursuing grants for state rail projects at the Texas Department of Transportation, an agency not noted for putting out news releases on rail efforts and that has been hesitant...

FRA issues first quarterly report on Texas Passenger Rail performance

May 18th, 2022
May 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration's first quarterly report on intercity passenger rail performance and service quality is out and for the three Texas services run by Amtrak it's a mixed bag.The period covered is from...

Texas Rail Advocates want state to fight for federal rail grants

May 18th, 2022
May 16, 2022 - FreightWaves.com -"We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to seize the day"Texas short-line operators are urging the state to pursue federal funds that would help finance rail projects in the state.They're highlighting federal grants available from the Federal...

Southwestern Rail Conference video: new FRA grant program details due out in May

April 16th, 2022
April 17, 2022 – TRA Newswire –Videos from the 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference are being uploaded to the rail conference page.FIRST UP:Federal Railroad Administration Chief Counsel Allison Ishihara Fultz explains that details under new and expanded grant programs available...

Deadline 12/31: Texas RR's in good shape on Positive Train Control

November 22nd, 2020
November 22, 2020 - TRA Newswire - With a mandated government deadline of December 31st to implement Positive Train Control (PTC) systems, Texas railroads are in good shape overall. The Federal Railroad Administration said that all railroads subject to the statutory...

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