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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....

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...

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...

Texas Rail Advocates want state to fight for federal rail grants

May 18th, 2022
May 16, 2022 - -"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...

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...

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...

Show your support: FRA comment period still open for Texas Central high-speed rule making

April 2nd, 2020
April 2, 2020 - TRA Newswire - You still have time to send the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) a comment that favors the safety standards the agency is proposing for Texas Central's high speed rail line between Dallas and Houston. On March...

Do you want to see the Texas Bullet Train be successful?

January 25th, 2018
January 25, 2018 - TRA Newswire - A Special Request for Texas Rail Advocates followers: The private company that is building the high speed railroad between Dallas and Houston must get final approval from the Federal Railroad Administration before the first shovel...

Missing Gulf Coast passenger rail link gets FRA $2.5 million grant

December 21st, 2016
December 20, 2016 - - The Federal Railroad Administration has allocated about $2.5 million for 11 passenger rail stations on potential routes east and west of New Orleans. The move brings New Orleans one step closer to passenger train service...

Q&A: Why Texas Central needs Federal Approval to build a high speed rail line

May 5th, 2016
To clear the air of misinformation being circulated by rural Texans trying to kill a high speed rail project between Dallas and Houston we asked Texas Central to clarify why they need approval from the Surface Transportation Board  (STB) in...

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