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Amtrak '23 ridership up in Texas but lack of equipment/service stifles growth

December 16th, 2023
December 16, 2023 - TRA Commentary - Business is good! Texans took back to riding trains in 2023, showing a marked increase in ridership compared to 2022.Some 41,000 more riders were aboard Amtrak's Texas Eagle in the fiscal year that ended...

Amtrak in Texas: Impressive jump in ridership from 2022-2023

October 28th, 2023
October 28, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Coming back from depressed ridership during the pandemic years, ridership on Amtrak trains in Texas shot up dramatically in fiscal year 2023, compared to the previous year. Ridership on the one daily Heartland Flyer train...

Council of Governments steps in to bail out state of Texas on Heartland Flyer funding shortfall

June 12th, 2023
June 12, 2023 - The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) may be stepping in where the state of Texas faltered to make up a funding shortfall of $700 thousand for the popular daily Heartland Flyer service between Fort...

Amtrak wants to see major service expansion in Texas Triangle, I-10 and I-20 national trains

April 19th, 2023
April 19, 2023 - TRA Newswire -If the Federal Railroad Administration approves Corridor Identification programs for the nation's passenger rail service, Amtrak, Texans could look forward to more trains between Lone Star cities. Ambitious plans include making the Sunset Limited, now...

Oklahoma officials want to expand Heartland Flyer into Kansas, connect to east-west trains

April 11th, 2023
April 9, 2023 - JoplinGlobe.com - Oklahoma officials are partnering with their Kansas counterparts in a bipartisan push to expand Oklahoma’s existing passenger rail line into Kansas, giving both states’ residents easier access to major east-west trains.The two states have made...

TX-OK-KS Heartland Flyer corridor designation request awaits fed approval

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - TRA Newswire -A tri-state DOT request for passenger rail service from Fort Worth, through Oklahoma City to Kansas now winds its way through the Washington D.C. bureaucracy. The transportation departments  of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas submitted...

TX-OK-KS ask US DOT and FRA to expand Heartland Flyer Corridor

October 5th, 2022
October 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have requested U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Railroad Administration Amit Bose to consider expansion of the daily Heartland Flyer from Fort Worth to Newton,...

Texas Rail Advocates petitions TxDOT to participate in FRA Corridor ID Program

July 16th, 2022
July 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates, in letters to elected and appointed state officials this week, pinpointed three specific passenger rail opportunities that could be eligible for federal grants and assistance under a recently announced Federal Railroad...

Fort Worth Mayor issues letter of support for Heartland Flyer corridor expansion

July 11th, 2022
July 11, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker has jumped aboard as a Heartland Flyer expansion train supporter with a letter to Amit Bose, Federal Railroad Administrator in Washington, D.C.The letter outlines support for re-connecting passenger rail...

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 is from...

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