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Cities and counties want rail funding from TxDOT and Texas legislature

September 22nd, 2022
September 22, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas cities and county Commissioner Courts are signing resolutions and letters of support for rail funding in the upcoming legislative session.Spurred on by Texas Rail Advocates' Fair-Share-For-Rail Campaign which points out that freight and...

Texas Transportation Commission announces record $85 billion 10-year highway plan – fails in rail funding

August 31st, 2022
August 30, 2022 – TRA Austin –The Texas Transportation Commission approved a record $85 billion highway construction plan Tuesday during their August meeting but left funding for freight and passenger rail projects out in the cold, again.It was a record day for...

Texas Rail Advocates calls on state to invest in freight and passenger rail projects

August 30th, 2022
August 30, 2022 - KXAN.com - Candy Rodriguez -AUSTIN — Nonprofit Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody will meet with the Texas Transportation Commission Tuesday. He’s urging the commission to call on state lawmakers this upcoming session and apply for...

TX Rail Advocates urge TxDOT for $200M in excess funds for rail projects

August 15th, 2022
AUgust 16, 2022 - TRA Newswire -In a letter to Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Marc Williams, Texas Rail Advocates is asking the agency to apply for a share of excess revenue that the state legislature will distribute during...

TxDOT budget request shows $21 million for Railway-Highway crossing upgrades, nothing else for rail

July 20th, 2022
Funding is only for Railway-Crossing fundingNo additional "ask" to participate in competitive federal rail grants with a state match, even with billions to become available from the state Rainy Day Fund - July 20, 2022 - TRA Austin -Every two years...

Mexico: angry at Gov. Abbott border crackdown, will run rail line to New Mexico, not Texas

April 30th, 2022
April 29, 2022 - ttnews.com -Texas Gov. Greg Abbott’s border crackdown is generating fresh backlash, with Mexico’s economy minister announcing that a new rail line to the U.S. would now go via New Mexico instead of the Lone Star State.“We’re...

Texas will have to pony up 20% to take advantage of billions of fed rail $... or lose it

December 20th, 2021
December 20, 2021 - TRA Newswire - If you want to see Texas gets it's fair share in billions of Infrastructure Act dollars for rail projects, here are a couple of key dates to remember: May 14, 2022 - that's when...

Finally, an infrastructure bill. What could it mean for rail in Texas?

November 6th, 2021
Updated November 8, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Now that the House and Senate have passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure and jobs bill that will be spread out over eight years. The paperwork now goes to President Joe Biden for his...

'Amtrak Joe,' Texas Central and the future of passenger rail in Texas

September 5th, 2021
August 11, 2021 - Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express News - My question this week is whether President Joe Biden’s massive federal infrastructure bill could lead to real passenger rail options in Texas, especially among the state’s Big 4 cities. Will...

Analysis: Texas drivers put out more carbon dioxide than every train in the world combined

July 16th, 2021
July 15, 2021 - Houston Chronicle, Jay Jordan / Texas Observer, Megan Kimble - Think about this the next time you start your car. Texas drivers account for nearly half a percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to a Texas Department of...

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