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Don't expect TX Senate Transpo Chair Nichols to be keen on public transportation

April 18th, 2021
April 18, 2021 - podcast - Texas Senate Transportation Chair Robert Nichols (R) Jacksonville,  interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith on his Point of Order podcast this week, did not speak highly of public transportation as an important component...

Transpo Sec Buttigieg at SXSW Virtual: 2020's a turning point in transportation

March 18th, 2021
March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, appearing today on this years' virtual South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, expects that President Joe Biden will soon issue a "once in a century" plan to reshape transportation in the...

TGIF: Texas Legislature bill filing ended March 12, here's lowdown on rail issues

March 14th, 2021
Updated March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Update: A number of bills which are being supported by Texas Rail Advocates can be found on our Under The Dome 2021 rail issues webpage Those include a significant bill filed before the...

Opinion: Why vote to fund something you won’t ever use?

March 7th, 2021
March 1, 2021 - Greg Garrett, Senior Columnist, - Last fall, my hometown of Austin, Texas, put a monumental public transportation bond question on the ballot: light rail, tunnels underneath downtown, electric buses. Austin’s Capitol Metro called the plan “bold.”...

Port of Victoria gets $3 million fed grant for rail loop

February 13th, 2021
February 12, 2021 - TRA Newswire - A federal grant of $3 million will go toward an equal match from the Port of Victoria to support infrastructure improvements that include a 1.9 mile long rail loop. The rail project for the...

Texas House Transportation Members announced, Canales remains Chair

February 4th, 2021
February 4, 2021 - TRA Austin Bureau - The Texas House Transportation Committee will again by chaired by Representative Terry Canales, with some new appointees announced today. Vice-Chair of the Transportation Committee will be Representative Ed Thompson (Brazoria). The re-appointment of Canales,...

Jefferson: The last attempt to launch passenger rail from San Antonio to Austin lined consultants’ pockets but accomplished litt

November 25th, 2020
October 30, 2020 - - Greg Jefferson, Business Editor - Let’s start on a positive note: The Lone Star Rail District was very good at using tax dollars to keep a couple of people employed and consultants flush with billable...

Survey says: Americans continue to strongly support more rail and public transit

October 4th, 2020
October 3, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Whether it’s to commute short distances, travel long distances, improve the environment, or expand service, Americans continue to show strong support for rail, according to a new poll conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS on behalf...

Feds announced rail grants for Blacklands RR, CapMetro, TXGN, Kiamichi RR and Hutto, TX

October 4th, 2020
September 28, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Four more rail projects in Texas have received over $14 million from the USDOT's Federal Railroad Administration as part of a $320 million competitive grant funding under the FY2020 Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety...

TRA calls for increased state rail grade-crossing safety funds

September 20th, 2020
September 18, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates has urged the Texas House Transportation Committee to increase the budget for rail crossing safety, citing that the state ranks #1 in collisions and injuries and #2 in deaths in the...

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