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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’...

Officials: Texas Eagle safe, but railroad funding needs to be stable

November 25th, 2017
November 12, 2017 - Longview News-Journal - The nation's passenger rail system and the Texas Eagle train that stops in Longview appear to be safe from federal budget cuts for now, but rail advocates say train travel needs more than status...

Calling all N Texas rail advocates: August 17 Cotton Belt funding meeting

August 4th, 2017
August 4 , 2017 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates has learned that an innovative funding approach may be available for completion of the Cotton Belt cross-region East-West passenger rail line that has been on the drawing board since the...

How to pay for Texas' $12 billion bullet train without asking the state for money

July 9th, 2017
Jill Cowan - Economy Writer for Dallas Morning News - Texas Central Partners has repeated its promise time and time again. It will connect Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes with the nation’s first high-speed rail line. And it will get the...

Moorman says eliminating Amtrak national network would cost more, cause major disruptions

June 3rd, 2017
June 3, 2017 - TRA Newswire - The National Passenger Railroad Corporation, known to the public as Amtrak, has submitted its 2018 fiscal year budget to Congress, warning that a Trump Administration plan to kill all long distance train service would...

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