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TxDOT's Statewide Multimodal Transit Plan: They're asking for your input on future urban, regional and intercity modes

May 10th, 2024
May 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -In 2023, Texans traveled more than 4 million miles each day using public transit. That number includes buses, light rail, regional rail,  intercity passenger rail and yes, even on public ferries. As our state‚Äôs...

TxDOT Rail's Jeff Davis at the Southwestern Rail Conference: 2 of 3 passenger rail grants for Texas Triangle in progress

April 24th, 2024
April 24, 2024 - TRA Newswire - Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Jeff Davis, speaking at the Southwestern Rail Conference, said that the agency applied for three Federal Railroad Administration Corridor Identification programs to advance passenger rail in the...

2nd international freight rail bridge and rail line proposed at Eagle Pass US-MEX border

December 16th, 2023
December 15, 2023 - Trains.com - A new short line is seeking regulatory approval to build a rail and highway bridge over the Rio Grande at the Eagle Pass, Texas, gateway.Green Eagle Railroad, a subsidiary of Puerto Verde Holdings, aims to...

Texas Rail Advocates congrats Texas Transpo Commission and TxDOT on FRA corridor rail grants

December 10th, 2023
December 12, 2023 - TRA Newswire Austin -Speaking before the monthly Texas Transportation Commission meeting in Austin, Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody congratulated the Transportation Commissioners and Executive Director Marc Williams for being the recipient of two TxDOT Corridor Identification...

Are the Texas Transportation Commissioners really serving the needs of ALL Texans?

November 20th, 2023
November 20, 2023 - TRA Commentary in cooperation with Streetsblog.org -The Texas Department of Transportation is governed by a five-member Texas Transportation Commission, all appointed by the Governor. They, in turn, select an Executive Director. The Commissioners are led by...

Mexican governor pleads with TxDOT Executive Director to consider San Antonio-Monterrey train

July 11th, 2023
July 11, 2023 - sacurrent.com - The governor of the Mexico's state of Nuevo Leon is asking the Texas Department of Transportation to consider building high-speed rail connection between San Antonio and Monterrey, according to a letter posted online.In the letter July...

Council of Governments steps in to bail out state of Texas on Heartland Flyer funding shortfall

June 12th, 2023
June 12, 2023 - The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) may be stepping in where the state of Texas faltered to make up a funding shortfall of $700 thousand for the popular daily Heartland Flyer service between Fort...

Time to call your State Senator and Representative, lets get rail funding for Texas

April 20th, 2023
Updated April 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The days are dwindling down for the 88th Texas legislative session and there has been nary a dollar set aside yet for state rail funding so Texas can compete for the billions in...

Amtrak wants to see major service expansion in Texas Triangle, I-10 and I-20 national trains

April 19th, 2023
April 19, 2023 - TRA Newswire -If the Federal Railroad Administration approves Corridor Identification programs for the nation's passenger rail service, Amtrak, Texans could look forward to more trains between Lone Star cities. Ambitious plans include making the Sunset Limited, now...

Texas House appropriation request filed for $200M to activate the Rail Relocation & Improvement Fund

March 12th, 2023
March 12, 2022 - TRA Austin - Texas State Representative Stan Gerdes (Dist. 17-Smithville) has filed a rider to the Texas House Appropriations bill that, if accepted and approved, would direct $200 million in General Revenue Funds to the Texas Rail...

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