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CP-KCS merger raises Texas concerns from other Class 1 railroads

July 28th, 2022
Updated July 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Several Class 1 railroads are raising concerns over freight rail congestion in the Houston region and access to international rail gateways at the Texas-Mexico border in Surface Transportation Board (STB) hearings on the...

Supply chain troubles: KCS offers crews to UP and BNSF to move snarled trains in Houston

April 30th, 2022
April 30, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Railroads are having a tough go with supply chain hiccups across the country and Texas is not immune to the consequences.In a letter to the Surface Transportation Board, Kansas City Southern (KCS) indicated that...

Fort Worth-based Rio Grande Pacific joins partnership in new 85 mile Utah rail line

December 17th, 2021
November 17, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Fort Worth-based Rio Grande Pacific Corporation (RGP) will be part of a public-private partnership to build and operate a new 85 mile long rail line in Utah to benefit the Ute Indian Tribe. The Surface...

Extraordinary STB decision: Texas Central Railway is part of the 'interstate rail network'

July 16th, 2020
July 16, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Updated 7/17/20 with TCR comment - In a 15 page decision Thursday, the Surface Transportation Board affirmed that Texas Central Railway (TCR) is officially part of the interstate rail network. In its finding the...

SurfBoard allows Texas Central a second try at interstate commerce designation

June 24th, 2019
June 24, 2019 - TRA Newswire - In what has been described as a positive step for Texas Central Railway, the Surface Transportation Board has granted the high-speed railroad company a chance to come back with additional documentation showing that they...

10 Texas lawmakers endorse high-speed rail project in STB letter

April 8th, 2019
April 8, 2019 - - Ten U.S. House members representing Texas districts have written to the Surface Transportation Board (STB) in support of Texas Central's Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail project. U.S. Reps. Colin Allred (D-Texas) and Eddie Bernice Johnson (D-Texas) led the...

TRA and many others file letter of support for Texas Central with Surf Board

May 31st, 2018
Updated June 1, 2018 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates and Rail Passengers Association yesterday filed letters with the Surface Transportation Board supporting a Texas Central Railroad petition that would clear the way for STB to assume jurisdiction over the Texas high-speed rail...

Texas Central petitions STB to reopen case to grant interstate authority

May 7th, 2018
May 7, 2018 - TRA Newswire - Texas Central has petitioned the Surface Transportation Board to reopen STB Docket 36025, which if approved, would give the builders of the bullet train project the authority to operate under broader federal law. Texas Central,...

Proposed fed regulations threaten freight rail in Texas and U.S.

October 9th, 2016
October 9, 2016 - Ian Jefferies, AAR - “Sonic Automotive, the fourth-largest auto dealership group in the U.S., is entering the San Antonio market for the first time with plans to build five locations of its EchoPark used car retail brand...

Feds drop proposal to prioritize freight trains over Amtrak - measure on-time at each station

July 28th, 2016
July 28, 2016 - In a big win for passenger rail operators like Amtrak, a panel of federal regulators has reversed course on two proposals that the passenger rail service says would have led to significant delays. The Safety Transportation Board...

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