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Hurricane Beryl halts freight and passenger rail activity along the Texas Gulf Coast

July 8th, 2024
Updated July 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Rail service is in a recovery mode following Hurricane Beryl's push through the Texas Gulf Coast. Union Pacific Railroad reports that "all impacted track segments, with the exception of the Galveston area, have been...

Has light rail benefited Houston?

January 15th, 2018
January 12, 2018 - Dian Nostikasari  via The Urban Edge (Houston Chronicle) - People often get excited when it's announced that light rail is coming to their neighborhood. There is an assumption, mostly supported by the research depending on how far...

Houston Metro tries out new safety technology on light rail lines

October 1st, 2017
September 29, 2017 - - Earlier this year, two people were hit and killed by trains just a few days apart. But the close calls are harder to measure. The transit agency has released several videos showing people walking or riding directly into...

4 things to know about the new downtown Austin MetroRail station

May 24th, 2017
May 23, 2017 - - Design of Capital Metro’s new downtown Austin MetroRail station should be complete by the end of 2017. The station will replace the temporary platform the agency built on Fourth Street adjacent to the Austin Convention Center....

New MetroRail trains roll into Austin

April 2nd, 2017
March 24, 2017 - Austin Monitor - With the arrival of tens of millions of dollars’ worth of new equipment, the Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority is approximately half a year away from beefing up its tenth most popular route. On Thursday, workers...

Ironic twist: Forbes writer blasts "wasteful" Austin MetroRail same time $50M TOD project announced

August 3rd, 2016
August 3, 2016 - TRA Comment Somedays you just have to admire the irony. Forbes magazine stringer Scott Beyer, in a July 29 posting on the site charged that "Austin's Commuter Rail Is A Monument to Government Waste." The article described Beyer...

$50M transit-oriented development calls for shops, offices, homes near East Austin rail station

August 3rd, 2016
July 29, 2016 - A local developer is planning a $50 million mixed-use project just steps from an East Austin light rail station. A city permit needed to start work on Cityline at MLK Station, which will be built on 4...

Austin Cap Metro board green-lights central corridor study

February 6th, 2016
Project Connect is returning to Central Austin January 28, 2016 - The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority board of directors approved on Monday a contract with the engineering firm AECOM to guide a new study of transportation in the urban core dubbed...

PTC-extension still waits on Congress: rail problems ahead for Texas?

October 19th, 2015
UPDATED: October 25, 2015 - TRA Lacking Congressional action within days, railroads will be notifying their shippers and commuter railroads will tell their passengers that services will be suspended at the end of the year. Inaction by lawmakers to grant an...

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