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San Antonio Express-News: Activate the Rail Relocation & Improvement Fund

September 30th, 2022
October 1, 2022 - Letter to the editor / San Antonio Express-News -As  Alexandra Kanik shows in her online report on the worst train crossing stops for Bexar and surrounding counties, the winner  by a large margin is the Ritterman...

Texas entities are speaking up for state rail funding with letters and resolutions

July 26th, 2022
July 26, 2022 - TRA Newswire -From the West Texas city of San Angelo to East Texas Hopkins County, local and regional entities have started petitioning the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Transportation Commission and House and Senate Transportation...

Will Texas miss out on it's share of $66 billion in federal rail funds?

May 8th, 2022
May 8, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is expected to announce, this month, the procedures for filing for Infrastructure Law rail grant programs. $66 billion in advanced appropriations are to be available for passenger and freight...

Texas House Transportation hears why rail projects must be funded

April 26th, 2022
April 26, 2022 - TRA Austin -The Infrastructure bill that Congress passed last fall can make an impact on future freight and passenger rail projects in Texas, if the state will only find the means to fund a state match...

Southwestern Rail Conference Video: House Transportation Chair Canales "do more for rail industry"

April 20th, 2022
April 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire -At the April 1st Southwestern Rail Conference, Chairman Terry Canales said that "with the state's population set to almost double by 2050 rail is going to become increasingly important for the movement of freight...

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...

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...

State KICKSTART appropriation needed to match federal rail funds

August 22nd, 2020
TRA Newswire - Texas has passed up its share of some $19 billion in federal rail funds over the past 10 years because the state does not have a matching partnership component. Those funds have gone to dozens of other...

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