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TxDOT budget request shows $21 million for Railway-Highway crossing upgrades, nothing else for rail

July 20th, 2022
Funding is only for Railway-Crossing fundingNo additional "ask" to participate in competitive federal rail grants with a state match, even with billions to become available from the state Rainy Day Fund - July 20, 2022 - TRA Austin -Every two years...

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...

Transpo Commission approved most funding ever for transit, but don't get excited yet

July 19th, 2021
July 19, 2021 - TRA Opinion  - In a recent news release the Texas Transportation Commission touted that it approved the most funding, ever, for transit projects in the state. The amount? $89 million. And we applaud that. But let's take the...

After revenue drop Tx House Transpo Chair Canales looks for ways to increase funding

January 16th, 2021
Committee’s interim report explored indexing fuel taxes to inflation rate - January 15, 2021 - - Lawmakers are just beginning the 87th session of the Texas Legislature and they have to craft a budget, all while dealing with declining revenues...

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...

Commentary: Infrastructure investment needs reliable funding

December 22nd, 2019
December 20, 2019 - Michelle Dippel to Austin American-Statesman - If you live in the Austin area, you can’t help but notice how things have grown, and with an average of 152 newcomers arriving each day, that growth doesn’t appear to...

DART chief urges Congress to pass infrastructure bill, citing coming work on Cotton Belt and D2 lines

March 25th, 2019
March 19, 2019 - Dallas Morning News  - Dallas Area Rapid Transit president Gary Thomas on Monday urged Congress to deliver a far-reaching infrastructure bill, joining other public transit leaders in stressing the importance of funding billions of dollars in improvements. Speaking...

DART to close on RRIF loan agreement for Cotton Belt project

December 18th, 2018
December 18, 2018 - - Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) this week expects to close on an agreement for a $908 million loan with the Federal Railroad Administration's Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) program. The loan will be used to fund the...

Highway AND Railways: Let the voters decide

August 10th, 2018
August 7, 2018 -, The Texas Tribune - Without any fanfare, the Federal Railroad Administration released the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (TOPRS), which was five years in the making, last November. Since then, crickets. The service level study paints a broad brushstroke showing...

Texas cities want millennials living downtown. So why does the state keep building highways to the suburbs?

June 29th, 2018
June 26, 2018 - Texas Tribune - by Brandon Formby - Less than 1 percent of TXDOT's budget is earmarked for public transit As young, educated professionals push away old ideas about how to move around Texas cities, transportation planners’...

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