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FRA to study two Texas routes Amtrak cut years ago; potential to restore service

January 31st, 2023
January 31, 2023- TRA Newswire -Buried in the language of the Infrastructure bill that Congress passed in late 2021 is a directive to the Federal Railroad Administration to study routes that Amtrak either eliminated from its systemwide timetable entirely or...

Northeast Texas Short Line RR at Lone Star to have a new owner

June 14th, 2021
June 14, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Texas and Northern Railroad, owned by a unit of United State Steel Corp, will change ownership as the steel company sheds six freight rail lines under its corporate umbrella. Pittsburgh-based U.S Steel agreed to sell...

Jefferson: The last attempt to launch passenger rail from San Antonio to Austin lined consultants’ pockets but accomplished litt

November 25th, 2020
October 30, 2020 - - Greg Jefferson, Business Editor - Let’s start on a positive note: The Lone Star Rail District was very good at using tax dollars to keep a couple of people employed and consultants flush with billable...

Lone Star Rail on life support after Austin MPO vote

August 17th, 2016
August 8, 2016 -  The Capital Area Municipal Planning Organization board voted 17-1 to take the rail project out of its long-term plan, likely killing the rail agency. The loss of the Union Pacific option led to the CAMPO vote, but...

San Marcos support for LSTAR could be too little, too late

July 7th, 2016
Austin Monitor - July 7, 2016 As the Lone Star Rail District approaches what could be the end of the line, one important city along its still-theoretical route is hoping to keep it on track. San Marcos City Council voted on Tuesday...

Despite Setback, Lone Star Rail Moves Forward

April 16th, 2016
April 16, 2016 - The decision by Union Pacific to end its working relationship with Lone Star Rail District(LSRD) in February, was a blow in efforts to develop a passenger rail line between San Antonio and Austin. But in a special meeting Friday in...

Lone Star rail survives ‘kill shot’ but put under microscope

March 22nd, 2016
March 21, 2016 - Austin American Statesman Highlights CAMPO votes to have committee study a way forward for the Lone Star Rail District and report back by June 6. A three-hour discussion Monday night by area transportation leaders made it clear patience is...

Union Pacific pulls out of Lone Star Rail Austin-San Antonio corridor plan

February 11th, 2016
UP ends agreement to consider proposed route using freight tracks February 10, 2016 - Union Pacific dealt a major blow to a proposal to connect San Antonio and Austin with passenger rail by pulling one of its tracks from a possible...

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