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Transportation Secretary Buttigieg on Texas high-speed rail: looks forward to progress on Dallas-Houston line

June 29th, 2024
May 29, 2024 - TRA Newswire - During a House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee hearing on Thursday in Washington, Rep. Colin Allred (D-TX) questioned Secretary of Transportation Pete Buttigieg about high-speed rail in Texas.Allred asked the secretary how serious he and...

Texas conventional and high-speed rail advocates rally for funding ahead of legislative session

June 17th, 2024
June 16, 2024 - Donnie Tuggle, - Rail advocates in Texas are ramping up efforts to secure funding for both high-speed and conventional rail projects as the next legislative session approaches in January. This week, the Rail Passenger Association and...

Dallas City Council fumbles on high-speed rail downtown path while everyone else moves forward

June 13th, 2024
May 13, 2024 - TRA Newswire -In a surprise move, the Dallas City Council voted 14-0 this week against plans for an elevated high-speed rail line on the western fringe of downtown, throwing a time-consuming monkey wrench into a long-sought-after...

Research to reality? UT-Austin students look into passenger high-speed rail in Texas

June 8th, 2024
June 7, 2024 - -A group of graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin have spent the last year researching the viability of high-speed rail in Texas.KXAN Traffic Anchor Erica Brennes met with one of those students...

Drumbeat for rail in Texas continues: Rep. Allred meets with Japanese Minister on Dallas-Houston bullet train

May 10th, 2024
May 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Ever since Amtrak's Senior VP for High-Speed Rail, Andy Byford, spoke at the Southwestern Rail Conference last month and indicated the company is interested in the work that Texas Central had completed to date...

North Central Texas COG's Dan Lamers at Southwestern Rail Conference: High-speed rail will eventually be here

April 25th, 2024
April 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -"High-speed rail is on everybody's mind, the next frontier in transportation", in the words of Dan Lamers, Senior Program Manager at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. "I know there are some people...

Transportation Reporters & Writers at Southwestern Rail Conference: high-speed rail, freight rail at ports among topics

April 25th, 2024
April 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -From high-speed rail and a growing Texas economy causing congestion to the future of freight rail expansion and how it can affect Texas ports were some of the topics discussed with a Transportation Reporters...

UT-Austin Students at Southwestern Rail Conference: What they discovered studying high-speed rail between Dallas and Fort Worth

April 23rd, 2024
April 23, 2024 - TRA Newswire -University of Texas students at Austin that were involved in a project studying high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston came  up with interesting findings that were unveiled at this year's Southwestern Rail Conference.The course,...

Travis County Judge Andy Brown at Southwestern Rail Conference: passenger rail between Austin and San Antonio needed

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The administrator of one of the largest counties in the country, Travis County Judge Andy Brown, called for efficient, quick and safe passenger rail service between Austin and San Antonio and further up and...

Rail advocates, experts meet to discuss future of passenger and high-speed rail in Texas

April 16th, 2024
April 15, 2024 - - By Donnie Tuggle and Jadyn Stack - Elected officials and rail advocates, alongside transportation experts, wrapped up day one of the Southwestern Rail Conference, discussing solutions to address the growing need to move people across...

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