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Above or below - Where do you put a high-speed rail station in downtown Dallas?

February 9th, 2024
February 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Underground or above ground? That was the question discussed at length at Thursday's meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Regional Transportation Council (NCTCOG, RTC). Should planning for a high speed rail...

Texas bullet train with Japan tech aims for revival with federal grant

January 6th, 2024
January 6, 2024 - asia.nikkei.com -The U.S. federal government has awarded a planning grant to a proposed high-speed rail line in Texas to be built with technology from Japan's shinkansen bullet trains, for a project that has faced delays and ballooning costs.The proposed...

The hype for hyperloop is over, HyperLoop One to shut down its project

December 22nd, 2023
December 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The North Central Texas Council of Governments announced on Twitter in early 2022 "A hyperloop connection between Dallas & Fort Worth is no longer considered an option...".  The regional agency announced they will focus "solely...

North Texas Transpo Council approves $1.1 million for ongoing Fort Worth-Dallas HSR connection

December 22nd, 2023
December 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -"The Connector" has gotten a boost from the North Central Texas Council of Government's Regional Transportation Council (RTC) with a $1.1 million allocation to scope out and make adjustments to current plans for a...

Houston-to-Dallas high-speed rail project awarded $500,000 federal grant

December 8th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - HoustonPublicMedia.org - The long-envisioned initiative was one of seven high-speed rail projects across the country selected to receive grant funding from the Federal Railroad Administration, which awarded a total of $8.2 billion to 79 rail projects that...

Texas scores multiple federal passenger rail corridor grants; not on I-35. Heartland Flyer, Sunset Ltd to benefit: Full details

December 6th, 2023
Updated 8pm CST - December 9, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates learned that the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded planning grants to the Texas Department of Transportation, Amtrak, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Southern...

Dallas-Houston bullet train developer vows project is on track, but state officials lack confidence

October 28th, 2022
October 28, 2022 - TexasTribune.com - With lingering skepticism about Texas Central’s ability to build a high-speed rail line, landowners along the route want the company to be more forthcoming about the project’s status.A lawyer for nearly 100 property owners who...

3 rural Texas Congressmen continue their fight to kill high-speed rail, and a rebuttal

May 31st, 2022
May 31, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Three Texas Congressmen, representing mostly rural counties, have piled on with a letter to the Supreme Court of Texas in their attempt to derail a private company from building a high-speed rail line between...

TranspoSec Buttigieg thinks high-speed rail would be good for Texas

March 18th, 2022
March 17, 2022 - TexasTribune.org - In car-friendly Texas, getting a major high-speed rail project off of the ground is almost impossible. For years, attempts to build a commuter rail line between Austin and San Antonio have faltered. The state’s lawyers are...

N Central Tx COG ditches hyperloop for HSR, shows plans to extend DART rail to McKinney

February 18th, 2022
February 18,2022 - TRA Newswire - The North Central Texas Council of Governments' Regional Transportation Council has revised its policy to favor high speed rail between Dallas and Fort Worth which effectively eliminates a hyperloop connection from consideration. In another rail...

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