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State KICKSTART appropriation needed to match federal rail funds

August 22nd, 2020
TRA Newswire - Texas has passed up its share of some $19 billion in federal rail funds over the past 10 years because the state does not have a matching partnership component. Those funds have gone to dozens of other...

99% of transportation funding in Texas is for roads & highways

November 16th, 2018
A Texas Rail Advocates Call To Action - Only 1% of state transportation funding is spent on railroads, maritime movements and ports, aviation, bikeway and pathways, rural bus systems, urban and regional transportation systems, mobility challenged Texans and all other modes...


December 2nd, 2015
Updated December 4, 2015 - TRA Newswire / NARP / APTA First Fully-Funded, Long-Term Surface Transportation Bill in Ten Years (Washington) - President Obama signed into law a five year transportation infrastructure bill today. The measure will invest $61 billion in our...

Texas Rail Prospects Tempt French, Chinese, Japanese

November 20th, 2015
November 11, 2015 - By AMAN BATHEJA TEXAS TRIBUNE Despite its car-is-king reputation, Texas has emerged as a hot market for international rail firms betting the state is ripe for a boom in high-speed rail projects. For more than three years, Japanese-backed Texas...

Texas Central DAL-HOU high speed rail pre-construction partnership announced

October 20th, 2015
October 20, 2015 - Dallas  - (TRA Newswire) Design-build development partnership announced Two world-class design-build firms to provide work valued at $130 million for Texas’ high-speed rail project Backers say commitment shows strong international interest Project reaches 50% milestone in development capital A private group...

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