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TX Rail Advocates urge TxDOT for $200M in excess funds for rail projects

August 15th, 2022
AUgust 16, 2022 - TRA Newswire -In a letter to Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Marc Williams, Texas Rail Advocates is asking the agency to apply for a share of excess revenue that the state legislature will distribute during...

TxDOT says it is interested in infrastructure grants for rail projects

June 4th, 2022
June 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire -There is actual interest in pursuing grants for state rail projects at the Texas Department of Transportation, an agency not noted for putting out news releases on rail efforts and that has been hesitant...

Opinion: Amtrak board nominees, why no one from out here in flyover country?

May 5th, 2022
May 5, 2022 - TRA Opinion -Late last week President Biden announced his nomination of five individuals for the board of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) all of whom will be subject to Senate approval. With the current administration...

FRA Chief Counsel Allison Ishihara Fultz to Speak at 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference

March 3rd, 2022
March 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Who will get over $100 billion in funding for expanding passenger and freight rail? What could it mean for Texas? Chief Counsel of the Federal Railroad Administration, Allison Ishihara Fultz, is one of the leaders...

Want fed funds for state freight rail projects? Texas legislators must pony up

January 8th, 2022
January 8, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Want to move more freight trains efficiently in Texas in 2030, 2040 and beyond? An analysis of two major Texas Department of Transportation freight rail studies in 2021, one for the Houston-Beaumont Region and the...

Texas will have to pony up 20% to take advantage of billions of fed rail $... or lose it

December 20th, 2021
December 20, 2021 - TRA Newswire - If you want to see Texas gets it's fair share in billions of Infrastructure Act dollars for rail projects, here are a couple of key dates to remember: May 14, 2022 - that's when...

Gov. Abbott asks state agencies to ‘carefully assess implications’ from fed Infrastructure Act funds

December 15th, 2021
December 14, 2021 - KXAN.com - Gov. Greg Abbott urged state agencies to think twice before accepting funds from the federal Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, in a letter sent out Tuesday morning. As the federal government begins allocating funding to state and...

Infrastructure package could help Texas railroads

December 11th, 2021
December 11, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Class 1 and short line railroads in Texas could be the beneficiaries of the $1.2 trillion Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) signed into law in November. The key word is could be. While the...

Insight: Five ways the infrastructure bill impacts railroads

November 21st, 2021
November 20, 2021 - Betsy Cantwell - GoRail.org - President Biden this week signed the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA), a momentous, bipartisan bill that will inject $1.2 trillion into fixing and improving U.S. roads, bridges, waterways, airports and other...

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