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TxDOT Rail's Jeff Davis at the Southwestern Rail Conference: 2 of 3 passenger rail grants for Texas Triangle in progress

April 24th, 2024
April 24, 2024 - TRA Newswire - Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Jeff Davis, speaking at the Southwestern Rail Conference, said that the agency applied for three Federal Railroad Administration Corridor Identification programs to advance passenger rail in the...

U.S. Rep Nehls (R-Texas), several others push bill to limit Amtrak’s right of preference: Analysis

October 31st, 2023
October 31, 2023 - trains.con -Legislation that aims to reverse Amtrak’s statutory right of preference over host railroad freight trains “within 50 miles of a port or rail yard” has been introduced by a U.S. Congressman representing a rural district...

House Transpo Chair Canales calls Interim Charge hearing for April 26

April 17th, 2022
April 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Terry Canales, Chair of the Texas House Committee on Transportation, has set April 26th at 12:30pm to hear from parties on interim charges and topics under the committee purview.Of interest in rail circles, the...

Want rail service along the I-20 Corridor? TxDOT wants to know your thoughts

November 4th, 2021
November 4, 2021 - TRA Newswire - The Texas Department of Transportation wants your input. The agency is conducting a study of Interstate 20 from the I-10 junction in Reeves County, in far West Texas, all the way to the Louisiana...

'Invest' act provisions would undermine Texas freight railroads

July 28th, 2021
July 28,2021 - Opinion - As Congress hammers out an infrastructure deal, it should omit divisive policies that would undermine freight railroads, a transportation mode critical to freight flows and emissions mitigation in the Galveston Bay area. Freight railroads, like the 54...

US freight rail delays show improvement for supply-chain deliveries

May 31st, 2021
May 28, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Freight rail deliveries have started to improve after a horrendous Texas winter storm in February and late-season hurricanes in the Gulf Coast toward the end of 2020 disrupted the supply chain. Delivery schedules were upended...

5 ways freight railroads serve you during a pandemic

April 1st, 2020
March 25, 2020 - Betsy Cantwell - - As the novel coronavirus impacts communities all across the nation, the importance of the global supply chain has come into even clearer focus. An integrated network of planes, trains, ships and trucks...

TX feds concerned over trade practices of foreign freight rail & transit builders

May 18th, 2019
May 16, 2019 - - The leaders of the transportation policy panel of the U.S. House of Representatives expressed concern about possible unfair trade practices in the freight rail and transit sectors. The concerns stem from market practices state-owned enterprises have...

Texas freight rail lines are in good shape. Highways, not so much

June 9th, 2018
June 6, 2018 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram - By Carlton Schwab - Despite what some people may believe, it is not just a surging oil and gas industry that gave Texas the fastest growing economy in the United States in 2017. Thriving technology, manufacturing,...

Sherman-Denison MPO expresses need for better freight rail access

June 9th, 2018
June 7, 2018 - - In Texas, Sherman-Denison Metropolitan Planning Organization officials expect to present the draft version of a regional freight corridor plan later this summer. These efforts to map and outline the major freight networks across Texoma come as...

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