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How U.S. and Texas Transportation Committees shape up for 2021, Ex-Mayor Van Duyne picked to serve

January 26th, 2021
January 26, 2021 - TRA Newswire - A number of Texans will populate the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure under Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR). The House T&I Committee is one of the largest bodies in Congress and covers a wide...

Senators hammer home support for Amtrak's national service during hearing for 2 new board nominees

August 7th, 2020
August 7, 2020 - - The fate of the National Passenger Rail Network was front and center at yesterday's Senate nomination hearing for two candidates to the Amtrak Board of Directors. From written testimony to the opening line of questioning...

Senate passes increased funding for Amtrak, passenger rail

September 20th, 2019
September 20, 2019 - - Appropriations Committee emphasizes importance of National Network to Amtrak-served communities The Senate Appropriations Committee passed an $86.6 billion Fiscal Year 2020 transportation funding bill, an increase of $167 million over this year’s levels--$58 million of which...

Watching Senate Bill 421 and it's bad eminent domain language

May 18th, 2019
May 18, 2019 - TRA Austin - Week 18 in the Texas legislature and you never know when something bad can still  rear it's head. After it was approved in the Senate, SB 421 is winding its way through the House and...

Texas Rail Advocates: Stands In Opposition To Secretive Anti-Train Budget Rider

April 11th, 2019
April 9, 2019 - - TRA Decries Closed Door Legislative Maneuvers and Aims to Rally Public Support for Continued Rail in Texas   Enthusiasm for expanded rail travel has been building across Texas in recent years, forcing opponents to resort to...

5 bills to kill the Texas Bullet Train to be heard April 5th by the Senate Transportation Committee

April 4th, 2017
April 4, 2016 - TRA Newswire - The Texas Senate Transportation Committee will hear five bills Wednesday morning that can either cripple or kill one of the largest transportation projects proposed for Texas. According to the private developer of the Texas Bullet...

65 bills in the Texas legislature that can end passenger rail service

March 24th, 2017
March 23, 2017 - Attendees at the Transit Coalition of North Texas were told today that there are 65 bills in the Texas House and Senate that could ultimately end present and future passenger train service, whether at the local or regional...

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