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Laredo mayor says passenger train to MX/TX border cities will boost tourism, security. Is TXDOT & FRA listening?

July 17th, 2024
July 16, 2024 - TRA Newswire / -If Mexico builds it, will Texas be ready? That's a question yet to be answered if the new President of Mexico, Claudia Sheinbaum, follows through on her predecessors' plans to boost the...

3 Texas rail projects awarded in FRA nationwide $1.4 billion CRISI grants, state only gets 1% share of total

September 25th, 2023
September 25, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Rail improvement projects in Laredo, Brownsville and the Texas Panhandle will benefit from nearly $15 million in Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program grants, the Federal Railroad Administration announced today.The U.S. Department of...

KCS to break ground next week on 2nd span of new International Bridge in Laredo

October 24th, 2022
October 24, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A ceremony next week will mark the start of groundbreaking on both sides of the Rio Grande for a new international railroad bridge between Laredo, Texas and Nuevo Laredo, Mexico. The formal groundbreaking will...

J.B. Hunt announces transload border facility at Laredo

October 3rd, 2022
October 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Industry-disrupter J.B. Hunt Transport Services. the company with all those containers you see shipped cross-country on Class 1 railroads, announced a new transload operation to be located in Laredo, Texas.The Laredo operation is one...

BNSF Railway, critical of CPKC merger proposals, seeks protections from regulators

March 3rd, 2022
[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]March 2, 2022 - Bill Stephens, - BNSF Railway has urged federal regulators to take steps to protect cross-border traffic to and from Mexico as part of any approval of the proposed Canadian Pacific-Kansas City Southern merger. But BNSF dropped its...

KCS gets Presidential permit to built 2nd rail bridge at Laredo

August 3rd, 2020
August 3, 2020 - TRA Newswire - In a record time of just five months, President Trump signed off on a presidential permit for a second international rail bridge to cross the Rio Grande at Laredo. The president announced approval of...

Rail union seeks U.S. crews on Mexican cross-border trains

July 5th, 2019
July 3, 2019 - Freight Waves - Rail union workers are at odds with other members of the freight rail industry over how cross-border rail operations are run at Laredo, Texas. The Brotherhood of Locomotive Engineers and Trainmen (BLET) wants any post-North American Free...

Cuellar holds meeting on passenger rail service between U.S. and Mexico

February 2nd, 2017
January 29, 2017 - LAREDO, Texas — U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar is continuing his efforts to get a high-speed rail service between South Texas and Monterrey. Last week, the Laredo congressman hosted a two-day international meeting with the Federal Railroad Administration,...

Congressman Cuellar working to develop high speed passenger rail in Laredo, South Texas

July 27th, 2016
July 27, 2016 - Special to the Times Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-Laredo, announced Wednesday the Federal Railroad Administration and the Texas Department of Transportation’s release of 10 service and route options for high-speed passenger rail service connecting Oklahoma City, Fort Worth,...

TxDOT, FRA seeking input on passenger rail study

July 24th, 2016
July 18, 2016 - The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) and Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) are seeking public input on proposed intercity rail services between Oklahoma City and South Texas. The Interstate 35 corridor currently has Amtrak...

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