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Amtrak, Texas transit agencies modify schedules and policies during Coronavirus

March 27th, 2020
March 27, 2020 - TRA Newswire  - Amtrak and transit agencies in Texas have changed policies and modified schedules in response to a drastic drop in ridership during the Covid-19 virus pandemic. While Amtrak still maintains it's Texas service with the Heartland...

FTA awards CIG funds to two Texas transit agencies

March 2nd, 2020
March 2, 2020 - - The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) last week announced that Trinity Metro in Fort Worth and the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County (METRO) in Houston, Texas, will retain a combined $57.4 million of cost savings the administration generated from completed projects...

Voters Approve $3.5 Billion Bond For METRO Transit Projects

November 2nd, 2019
Updated November 6, 2019 - TRA Newswire - (Updated to show that the referendum passed) Houstonians passed a $3.5 billion bond referendum on the Nov. 5 ballot by a two thirds majority. Houston METRO can now proceed with the METRONext Moving Forward...

Houston-area voters to consider $3.5B for public transit includes 16 miles light rail

August 16th, 2019
August 14, 2019 - - The Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County's (METRO) board yesterday approved the METRONext Moving Forward plan, which includes 16 additional miles of light rail. Now, a referendum will be placed on the Nov. 5 ballot for voters to consider $3.5...

Operation Lifesaver grants go to Fort Worth and Houston transit systems

July 12th, 2019
July 10, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Operation Lifesaver, Inc. (OLI) has awarded $175,000 in grant funds to 10 rail transit agencies in eight states to increase rail transit safety public awareness and implement safety education projects and campaigns. Two Texas...

Houston's Richmond rail ban removed from federal spending bill signed by Trump

February 20th, 2019
February 15, 2019 - Houston Chronicle - There are no plans to build light rail on Richmond, but for the first time in a long time there is nothing stopping Metro from asking for federal funds to help pay for it. The federal...

Houston orders 14 light rail vehicles to meet future ridership needs

February 6th, 2019
February 5, 2019 - - Siemens Mobility has been awarded a contract from the Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County for 14 light rail vehicles that will operate in Houston, Texas. This marks Houston METRO’s third order for Siemens Mobility...

Houston area commuter rail revised, new district contemplated

July 30th, 2016
July 29, 2016 - Houston Chronicle Dug Begley, Transportation Writer A revived proposal for a commuter rail line from the Texas Medical Center to Missouri City has commuters in the area optimistic, and some already considering another step. After Metropolitan Transit Authority officials...

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