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Connection with Texas: Why it will take time to build a passenger rail network in Mexico

May 31st, 2022
June 1, 2022 - bnamericas.com -President Andrés Manuel López Obrador promised to revamp passenger train services in Mexico, which will create several challenges for the infrastructure, communications and transportation ministry (SICT).BNamericas spoke with the ministry's rail and multimodal development chief,...

Smith County Commissioners show support for proposed I-20 railway project

April 21st, 2022
April 19, 2022 - Tylerpaper.com - Smith County Commissioners agreed to support a proposed Interstate 20 corridor passenger railway route that would extend between major metroplexes.This proposed Amtrak passenger railway would travel between the Dallas Fort Worth metroplex to Atlanta, Georgia.“What’s...

Southwestern Rail Conference Video: new TxDOT Rail Division Director sets his priorities

April 18th, 2022
April 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Jeff Davis, still fairly new in his position as the head of TxDOT's Rail Division, has set priorities he wants to see accomplished.Davis' remarks from the Southwestern Rail Conference can be found on the...

House Transpo Chair Canales calls Interim Charge hearing for April 26

April 17th, 2022
April 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Terry Canales, Chair of the Texas House Committee on Transportation, has set April 26th at 12:30pm to hear from parties on interim charges and topics under the committee purview.Of interest in rail circles, the...

New Poll: 78% of Americans want increased investments in passenger rail in the U.S.

March 30th, 2022
March 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The vast majority of Americans want the federal government to invest in strengthening the national passenger rail network, according to a new poll by the Rail Passengers Association (RPA), the nation's largest advocacy organization for rail...

Want rail service along the I-20 Corridor? TxDOT wants to know your thoughts

November 4th, 2021
November 4, 2021 - TRA Newswire - The Texas Department of Transportation wants your input. The agency is conducting a study of Interstate 20 from the I-10 junction in Reeves County, in far West Texas, all the way to the Louisiana...

Mexico revives dream of San Antonio-to-Monterrey rail service

September 5th, 2021
September 1, 2021 - Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News - For more than three decades, politicians and rail advocates have dreamed of building a passenger train link between San Antonio and Monterrey, northern Mexico’s largest city. Each time, they’ve woken up with...

Passenger trains to link Coahuila, Nuevo León Mexico and US border in Tamaulipas

September 5th, 2021
August 25, 2021 - mexiconewsdaily.com - The federal government (Mexico) is planning to launch an interurban train service to link Coahuila and Nuevo León to the border with the United States at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The passenger and freight train project will...

Mexican rail officials address needed international Monterrey to San Antonio passenger service

July 30th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE - Updated August 5, 2021  - TRA Newswire - In a special Texas Rail Advocates online presentation Wednesday evening August 4th, officials of Mexico's state-owned rail system laid out how they want to address a passenger rail corridor between Monterrey,...

Shreveport Mayor appointed to Southern Rail Commission - wants rail service on I-20 corridor

July 4th, 2021
July 4, 2021 - TRA Newswire - A  new development in a long-range plan to put people on trains in the I-20 corridor. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards last week appointed Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins as an at-large member of the three-state...

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