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He aims to bring high-speed rail to Texas and will speak at the Southwestern Rail Conference

March 3rd, 2024
March 3, 2024 - TRA Newswire -He's regarded as a transport executive who knows how to get projects done and maybe that's just what is needed to get the long-delayed high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston going.Andy Byford, whose...

Texas bullet train with Japan tech aims for revival with federal grant

January 6th, 2024
January 6, 2024 - asia.nikkei.com -The U.S. federal government has awarded a planning grant to a proposed high-speed rail line in Texas to be built with technology from Japan's shinkansen bullet trains, for a project that has faced delays and ballooning costs.The proposed...

New hopes for a train from Dallas to Houston

December 14th, 2023
December 14, 2023 - TexasMonthly.com, written by Megan Kimble -The Texas Eagle, an Amtrak passenger train, made its final run from Dallas to Houston on September 10, 1995. The trip was scheduled to take a little more than six hours, but...

At it again: US Reps Ellzey and McCaul send letter to FRA opposing high-speed rail

September 30th, 2023
September 30, 2023 - TRA Newswire -(editor's note: Texas Rail Advocates addresses and debunks the letter. See below)Two U.S. Congressman from Texas don't want to see a penny of proposed passenger rail funding used for grants to build a high-speed...

Dallas to Houston high speed rail opponents hold rally in Madisonville

September 13th, 2023
September 13, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Almost 200 opponents of the Dallas-Houston high-speed rail project met at the Truman Kimbro Convention Center in Madisonville Monday night and were updated on the latest developments by several rural elected leaders.The meeting was...

North Texas leaders rally for high-speed rail, envisions Bryan-College Station link

August 30th, 2023
August 28, 2023 - kbtx.tv - Those same leaders say they would like to see a statewide system that would connect cities like Austin, San Antonio, Laredo, and even College Station.The North Central Texas Council of Governments is currently conducting studies and planning meetings...

Rural Congressman and State Rep blast Amtrak-Texas Central potential partnership, Dallas and Houston Mayors disagree

August 27th, 2023
August 27, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Following a joint announcement that national passenger rail provider Amtrak and Dallas-Houston bullet train developer Texas Central Railway may form a partnership to advance high-speed rail, a rural U.S. Congressman and a Texas State...

Commentary: Passenger & freight rail is OK in Texas, as long as it's not in YOUR backyard

August 13th, 2023
August 14, 2023 - TRA Commentary -BNSF Railway recently pulled back from plans to develop a needed 950-acre logstics park in the small North Texas town of Gunter after outcries from some of the 2,250 locals that didn't want to...

Back on track? Amtrak and Texas Central look at partnership to advance high-speed rail Dallas to Houston

August 9th, 2023
August 9, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Texas Central Partners (“Texas Central”) and Amtrak announced today that they are seeking opportunities to advance planning and analysis work associated with the proposed Dallas-Houston 205-mph high-speed rail project to further determine its viability....

Texas Central CEO grilled by Texas lawmakers, bill to advance from House Transportation Committee

May 6th, 2023
May 6, 2023 - TRA Austin - Over the objections of Texas Central Railway CEO Michael Bui, House Bill 2357 was passed out of the Texas House Transportation Committee this week and sent to Calendars, the next step before being...

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