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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...

Lone Star Rail District rising? Supports TxDOT's application for FRA Corridor Development program

March 4th, 2023
March 4, 2023 - TRA Newswire -In a recent letter to Texas Transportation Commission Chairman Bruce Bugg, Lone Star Rail District Interim Executive Director Ross Milloy said the rail organization is pleased to hear that TxDOT intends to file an...

Texas House Appropriations Committee talks transportation - guess how much rail got?

February 15th, 2023
February 15, 2022 - TRA Austin -Executives of the Texas Department of Transportation appeared before the House Appropriations Committee today at the Capitol and laid out plans for billions in highway funding, as it is required to do. About 6%...

TX-OK-KS ask US DOT and FRA to expand Heartland Flyer Corridor

October 5th, 2022
October 5, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Three states: Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas have requested U.S. Department of Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg and Federal Railroad Administration Amit Bose to consider expansion of the daily Heartland Flyer from Fort Worth to Newton,...

Lawmakers: Let's try this again... the Railroad Commission doesn't do railroads

September 25th, 2022
September 25, 2022 - TRA Editorial -In a recent news story in the San Antonio Express-News, someone guessed that the Railroad Commission is a music band. Very creative but...... wrong.Another answered that the Railroad Commission has to deal with railroads....

FRA announces $3 billion Rail Crossing Elimination Program - will Texas participate?

July 3rd, 2022
July 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -On Thursday the Federal Railroad Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its newly created Railroad Crossing Elimination Program, a grant program to improve safety and mobility of people and goods.$3 billion...

Peter Espy leaving as TxDOT Rail Division Director

October 3rd, 2021
October 3, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Peter Espy, who serves as the third-ever Rail Division Director at the Texas Department of Transportation, will be stepping down from his position on October 15th. Espy has reached retirement age and hopes to "travel,...

Make your voice heard on TxDOT Texas Rail Plan NOW

December 8th, 2018
Updated December 12, 2018 - TRA Newswire - You, as a Texan, have a rare opportunity to let your voice be heard in the Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division's 2019 Texas Rail Plan. This is the first time that TxDOT has...

Texas Rail Advocates files response to TXDOT Sunset Commission Review

November 25th, 2016
November 25, 2016 - TRA Newswire - It's the Texas Department of Transportation's turn to undergo Sunset Review, as ordered by the Texas legislature, and Texas Rail Advocates has filed a public document recommending the Sunset Commission make some legislative and procedural changes...

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