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Austin Project Connect survives TX legislative session and proceeding with caution, new guidance

May 31st, 2023
May 31, 2023 - - A local multi-billion-dollar mass transit project is still on track despite efforts in the just-ended legislative session aimed at derailing it. Project Connect is moving forward with a slimmed-down initial plan to create a new light rail service connecting...

Blocked crossings in Houston: Bill filed in Texas House to limit train length

February 27th, 2023
February 27, 2023 - TRA Austin -Texas Representative Ana Hernandez (District-143) has filed a bill in the House to limit the length of trains that run through her district, citing that long trains block railroad crossings for extended periods of...

Merry Christmas from Congress: $16B for pax & freight rail; $21B for public transit

December 24th, 2022
December 24, 2022 - -The American Public Transportation Association reports that House and Senate Appropriations Committee Leaders included  $21.2 billion for public transit and $16.6 billion for passenger and freight rail in H.R. 2617, the Consolidated Appropriations Act, 2023....

Tx House Transpo Committee Interim Report: Activate Texas Rail Relo/Improvement Fund

December 16th, 2022
December 16, 2022 - TRA Austin -The Texas House Transportation Committee Interim Report recommends utilizing a long-dormant but still on-the-books fund to boost improvements to the state's rail system.The Texas Rail Relocation and Improvement Fund (appropriated fund 0306) was approved...

TGIF: Texas Legislature bill filing ended March 12, here's lowdown on rail issues

March 14th, 2021
Updated March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Update: A number of bills which are being supported by Texas Rail Advocates can be found on our Under The Dome 2021 rail issues webpage Those include a significant bill filed before the...

Could Texas high-speed rail hit a speed bump this session?

April 26th, 2019
April 25, 2019 - Texas Tribune - Arya Sundaram- Lawmakers are pushing more measures than ever before that could delay the Dallas-Houston bullet train project — and there’s even a special subcommittee tackling the topic. High-speed rail developers have been eyeing a...

Call To Action: Contact Your State Representative & Senator and Save High-Speed Trains in Texas

February 26th, 2019
February 26, 2019 - TRA Newswire - If a small band of Texas legislators have their way, a private enterprise wanting to build a bullet-train line between Dallas and Houston could be halted in their tracks this spring, even before federal...

It's 2017 again: slew of "kill high speed rail" bills filed in Austin

February 6th, 2019
February 6, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates is now tracking numerous bills filed again this session by a few rural legislators that are intent on stopping a private-investor group from linking Dallas and Houston by high-speed rail. The list...

The Legislature’s all-out assault on passenger trains

April 6th, 2017
April 6, 2017 - Texas Tribune TribTalk - By Peter LeCody, April 6, 2017 Photo by Norihiro Kataoka Passenger rail as a transportation option for Texans is usually ignored by the Legislature without a second thought. Not this session. More than two dozen...

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