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Dallas sets ambitions on downtown high-speed rail hub

January 21st, 2024
January 17, 2023 - dentonrc.com - As Amtrak moves forward with plans to bring high-speed rail to Texas — like the Shinkansen rail network in Japan — North Texas officials are hoping to turn downtown Dallas into a regional rail hub.Dallas...

Opinion: Strategic High-Speed Rail Could Really Boost Texas

November 27th, 2023
November 27, 2023 - Dallas Morning News Editorial via govtech.com - As congestion and accidents plague roadways, innovative transportation solutions are key to sustaining rapid growth, and high-speed rail could be a huge boon for Texas if implemented strategically.That’s why a...

Texans take note: a new era in high-speed rail started Friday

September 22nd, 2023
September 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Texans take note. The naysayers were dead wrong. They said a private company could never build and operate a high-speed rail line in the U.S. It hadn't happened in over a century. Until history...

Dallas to Houston high speed rail opponents hold rally in Madisonville

September 13th, 2023
September 13, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Almost 200 opponents of the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail project met at the Truman Kimbro Convention Center in Madisonville Monday night and were updated on the latest developments by several rural elected leaders.The meeting was...

North Texas leaders rally for high-speed rail, envisions Bryan-College Station link

August 30th, 2023
August 28, 2023 - kbtx.tv - Those same leaders say they would like to see a statewide system that would connect cities like Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, and even College Station.The North Central Texas Council of Governments is currently conducting studies and planning meetings...

Rural Congressman and State Rep blast Amtrak-Texas Central potential partnership, Dallas and Houston Mayors disagree

August 27th, 2023
August 27, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Following a joint announcement that national passenger rail provider Amtrak and Dallas-Houston bullet train developer Texas Central Railway may form a partnership to advance high-speed rail, a rural U.S. Congressman and a Texas State...

Travis County Judge calls on Austin-area to be included in high-speed rail project

August 24th, 2023
August 20, 2023 - WFAA.com - AUSTIN, Texas — Travis County Judge Andy Brown grew up in Austin and has heard the stories about high-speed rail coming to Texas just as long as the rest of us.He says this time feels...

NCTCOG Hosting 4 High-Speed Transportation Open House Opportunities Beginning Aug. 29

August 24th, 2023
August 24, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The North Central Texas Council of Governments is hosting four "open house" events soon so the public can learn more about the high-speed rail connector study between Fort Worth and Dallas, that would tie-in...

Partnerships are key in moving high-speed rail toward completion in Texas

August 17th, 2023
August 18, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Imagine boarding a train in Tarrant County and being transported to Houston in less than two hours, bypassing the traffic along the region’s major highways and the potential backups that may occur.This vision is closer...

Commentary: Passenger & freight rail is OK in Texas, as long as it's not in YOUR backyard

August 13th, 2023
August 14, 2023 - TRA Commentary -BNSF Railway recently pulled back from plans to develop a needed 950-acre logstics park in the small North Texas town of Gunter after outcries from some of the 2,250 locals that didn't want to...

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