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City of Mineola welcomed special guests over Labor Day weekend for 150th anniversary

September 7th, 2023
September 7, 2023 - - The City of Mineola welcomed special guests over the Labor Day weekend as part of its 150th anniversary celebration.Delegations from the East Texas Amtrak-Served Communities of Marshall and Longview, along with representatives from the Texas...

More than 125 gather in strong support of the I-20 Corridor rail route

July 29th, 2023
July 28, 2923 - - A strong coalition of state and local East Texas and Louisiana elected officials, former and current Amtrak, Union Pacific, and BNSF officials, transportation and economic development leaders, Councils of Governments, college and university representatives, and...

Activists honored for maintaining interest in ‘Crescent’ extension to Dallas-Fort Worth

July 26th, 2023
July 26, 2023 - -Richard and Christina Anderson’s efforts celebrated at Texas event as Amtrak takes lead role in I-20 projectA wide variety of state and local officials, as well as current and former representatives of Amtrak and its...

East TX Congressman supports extension of Amtrak Crescent on I-20 corridor

July 1st, 2023
July 1, 2023 - TRA Newswire - East Texas Congressman Nathaniel Moran (R-TX-01) has jumped aboard the push for passenger rail along the I-20 corridor. Congressman Moran issued a statement after learning that funding for the I-20 Passenger Rail Corridor, which he supported...

Amtrak to lead FRA application process for Dallas-Atlanta I-20 route expansion

March 10th, 2023
March 10, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak will be lead agency applying for federal authorization to link Dallas-Fort Worth with passenger rail service through East Texas, northern Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to Atlanta and East coast markets previously not reachable...

Three U.S. Senators call for Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta passenger rail service

November 4th, 2022
November 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A trio of U.S. Senators voiced support yesterday to establish passenger rail service in the busy I-20 Texas-Louisiana-Mississippi  corridor from Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta.In a meeting of the Southern Rail Commission convening in Monroe,...

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...

Smith County Commissioners show support for proposed I-20 railway project

April 21st, 2022
April 19, 2022 - - Smith County Commissioners agreed to support a proposed Interstate 20 corridor passenger railway route that would extend between major metroplexes.This proposed Amtrak passenger railway would travel between the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex to Atlanta, Georgia.“What’s...

Passenger rail on the I-20 corridor gets more support from East Texas governments

April 17th, 2022
April 16, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Two government entities in East Texas have thrown their support behind establishing passenger rail service between Dallas-Fort Worth and Atlanta, GA. A proposed I-20 daily rail service has now been endorsed with a resolution...

Supporters optimistic Biden infrastructure deal will close passenger rail gap between Marshall and Meridian

June 29th, 2021
June 28, 2021 - KTAL/KMSS - Proponents of closing the passenger rail gap between Marshall, Texas and Meridian, Mississippi are optimistic that some of the billions in the Biden administration’s infrastructure push could finally make the long-sought connection between Fort Worth...

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