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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...

Policy reforms/new programs in the infrastructure bill could benefit Texas & Amtrak

November 9th, 2021
November 9, 2021 - TRA Newswire - The infrastructure bill waiting for President Biden's signature contains a number of critical policy reforms and new programs that could be beneficial for Texas and for the national passenger rail carrier, Amtrak. The funding ushers...

Texas Rail Advocates signs on to 5 point rail letter supporting infrastructure bill

May 6th, 2021
May 6, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates Board of Directors has signed on to a joint letter with other stakeholders indicating the importance of rail in upcoming infrastructure legislation now being consider in Washington. "While Congress is currently debating...

Biden/Buttigieg $80 billion for rail, Amtrak announces Texas expansion plan

April 4th, 2021
Updated April 5, 2021 - TRA Newswire - President Biden and SecTrans Buttigieg unveil a once in a generation plan to boost passenger rail service in the country, touts high speed rail in Texas Amtrak unveils ConnectsUS that calls for...

Transpo Sec Buttigieg at SXSW Virtual: 2020's a turning point in transportation

March 18th, 2021
March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, appearing today on this years' virtual South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, expects that President Joe Biden will soon issue a "once in a century" plan to reshape transportation in the...

Why the Texas Central high-speed rail project is heroic

August 8th, 2020
July 31, 2020 - - Commentary from Norman F. Anderson - The defining moment when infrastructure can restart our economic growth is now. We are in an unprecedented time in the history of our country. In a challenging environment like today,...

Commentary: Infrastructure investment needs reliable funding

December 22nd, 2019
December 20, 2019 - Michelle Dippel to Austin American-Statesman - If you live in the Austin area, you can’t help but notice how things have grown, and with an average of 152 newcomers arriving each day, that growth doesn’t appear to...

Texas Central & Cotton Belt rail make Top 50 Infrastructure project list

May 1st, 2019
May 1, 2019 - TRA Newswire - CG/LA Infrastructure has released their 3rd Annual Strategic 50 U.S. Infrastructure Projects Report and two big Texas transportation programs made the list. The Top 50 report recognized $290 billion worth of projects. “The projects on...

DART chief urges Congress to pass infrastructure bill, citing coming work on Cotton Belt and D2 lines

March 25th, 2019
March 19, 2019 - Dallas Morning News  - Dallas Area Rapid Transit president Gary Thomas on Monday urged Congress to deliver a far-reaching infrastructure bill, joining other public transit leaders in stressing the importance of funding billions of dollars in improvements. Speaking...

Texas Central’s high-speed train named a top global infrastructure project

March 5th, 2019
March 5, 2019 - TRA Newswire - CG/LA lists Texas train project as one of the top 50 infrastructure projects in the world Houston-to-North Texas line also ranks as one of the nation’s most important projects The Texas high-speed train has...

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