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Talks underway for rail link between Louisiana port project and Dallas Inland Port

August 10th, 2022
August 09, 2022 - -Developers and port officials in Dallas County have been speaking with officials building the new Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District/Louisiana Gateway Project, Transport Topics reported on Aug. 8, about expanding the reach of the Gulf of Mexico...

Rail systems in Texas starting to come back online after 2 nasty winter storms

February 19th, 2021
February 19, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Freight and passenger rail systems in Texas are coming back to life after being hammered by record cold, two snow storms, ice, frozen switches and power failures since last Sunday. The storms shut down all...

UP & BNSF rail volumes down double digits in March due to COVID-19

April 13th, 2020
April 13, 2020 - PFLPetroleum Report - North American rail volumes declined 8.0% year over year in March compared to the 6.6% year over year decrease in February. March’s volumes were -11.7% compared to -8.4% in February. Volumes were negatively impacted by...

Freight railroads file lawsuit against rail workers’ union over train crew size

October 16th, 2019
October 9, 2019 - - Eight U.S. freight railroads, including BNSF, Union Pacific and KCS, have filed a lawsuit against a railroad union, saying the union is refusing to come to the bargaining table to hash out issues involving train...

TxDOT says "Let's Move Texas Freight" - lists upcoming workshops through March

January 29th, 2017
January 29, 2017 - TRA Newswire - The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced statewide "Let's Move Texas Freight" workshops and is encouraging stakeholders to register and participate in a session. TxDOT, in partnership with the Texas Freight Advisory Committee, federal,...

Freight corridors gain an important focus under the new federal transportation bill

December 9th, 2015
December 8, 2015 - Houston Chronicle When he signed a five-year transportation funding bill on Friday, President Barack Obama sent America one singular message: Keep on truckin'. Apologies to R. Crumb, but we're having a bit of a nostalgia fit. It has...

TxDOT freight mobility plan asks for your input

November 2nd, 2015
November 2, 2015 - (Special to TRA) The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has released their Draft Texas Freight Mobility Plan for a 30-day public comment period.  The Freight Mobility Plan is TxDOT’s first comprehensive and multimodal transportation plan that focuses...

We’re flush with freight, and ideas of what to do about it

September 24th, 2015
  Only 34 projects (3%) would be slated for rail, and that equals 1% of total cost but freight rail impacts 17% of employment (Texas Freight Mobility Plan pie chart) Dug Begley - Houston Chronicle - September 24, 2015   Texas has thousands of...

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