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Texas Rail Advocates, others support Amtrak accountabily bill in Congress

June 17th, 2024
June 17, 2024 - TRA Newswire-A congressional bill filed by a Nebraska Senator that would hold Amtrak accountable for executive bonuses and make the railroad more transparent in its finances has also raised the eyebrows of Texas Senator Ted Cruz,...

RailNation: Meridian / Dallas-Atlanta passenger rail link could happen within two years; FRA rail program grants are in progress

October 10th, 2023
October 10, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Passenger rail advocates, Amtrak and elected officials gathered in Mississippi over the past weekend to hear about new and expanded future train service at what was billed RailNation: Meridian. Meridian, known as Queen City in...

Fed grant paves the way for Gulf Coast passenger rail service east of Texas; Baton Rouge-NOL grant turned down

September 22nd, 2023
September 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire / Rail Passengers Association -Amtrak service along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Mobile is now assured to return following the announcement of a $178 million dollar grant announced by U.S. Senator Roger...

U.S. House appropriators wants to cut Amtrak budget by 64%, just when expansion in Texas is on the horizon

July 12th, 2023
July 12, 2023 - TRA Newswire -CALL TO ACTION: A proposed budget from the Republican controlled U.S. House Appropriations Committee could mean an end to Amtrak intercity train service in Texas, as it calls for a 64% reduction in the...

Amtrak files Sunset Limited on-time complaint with the SurfBoard against Union Pacific

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - Jim Mathews, RailPassengers.org -Amtrak took deadly aim at the problem of chronically late long-distance trains in a Surface Transportation Board filing, using a complaint about the Sunset Limited’s “abysmal” performance to accuse Union Pacific of deliberately engaging in...

Rail Passengers Association urges Texas Supreme Court to rule quickly In high-speed rail case

June 15th, 2022
June 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire -DC-based Rail Passengers Association CEO Jim Mathews today urged the Texas Supreme Court to rule quickly and directly on legal challenges to Texas Central Railway's plans to link Dallas and Houston, saying that 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...

Amtrak's Texas Eagle falls short on daily restored service promises

May 24th, 2021
May 24, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Aboard the Texas Eagle - Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody was aboard the Texas Eagle today and observed the good, the bad and the ugly. Daily service on Amtrak's Texas Eagle was restored today,...

Amtrak service cuts will cost Texas $256 million per year

September 24th, 2020
September 24, 2020 -  TRA Newswire - Washington, DC—The Rail Passengers Association released new research showing that Amtrak’s plan to reduce service on its long-distance routes—a vital transportation link to the 40 percent of the nation’s small and rural communities that...

Amtrak cutting service to 3x weekly likened to $2 billion "bomb on flyover country"

September 12th, 2020
September 11, 2020 - TRA Newswire - According to the Rail Passengers Association, Amtrak’s response to COVID-19 will drop a $2 billion “bomb on Flyover Country.” Rail Passengers President and CEO Jim Mathews said Amtrak’s plan to reduce service on its long-distance...

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