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Texas House Transportation hears why rail projects must be funded

April 26th, 2022
April 26, 2022 - TRA Austin -The Infrastructure bill that Congress passed last fall can make an impact on future freight and passenger rail projects in Texas, if the state will only find the means to fund a state match...

Oklahoma City issues support letter for Amtrak Heartland Flyer expansion

April 16th, 2022
April 14, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Now that the Oklahoma City Council approved a resolution supporting the daily Heartland Flyer and expansion north to Kansas, Amtrak representatives are optimistic that the plan can work within a 5-year timeline. Last year...

Soon: Southwestern Rail Conference videos and on-screen presentations

April 6th, 2022
April 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire - FRA, TxDOT, Texas Railroad Association, Amtrak, Alstom, Texas House Transportation. A record number of attendees at the 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference heard from a wide range of presenters on freight and passenger rail...

TxDOT Rail Division announces hiring for new positions

February 7th, 2022
February 6, 2022 - TRA Newswire - The Rail Division at the Texas Department of Transportation is adding new positions and has posted those on the agency website. Two new positions are now open for applicants: a Rail Program Coordinator and a...

TxDOT's new Rail Division Director: Jeff Davis

November 10th, 2021
November 10, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Jeffrey “Jeff” Davis has been named the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) new Rail Division (RRD) Director, effective November 15, 2021. In his role, Davis will oversee and coordinate the rail activities for the department....

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,...

Mexican rail officials address needed international Monterrey to San Antonio passenger service

July 30th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE - Updated August 5, 2021  - TRA Newswire - In a special Texas Rail Advocates online presentation Wednesday evening August 4th, officials of Mexico's state-owned rail system laid out how they want to address a passenger rail corridor between Monterrey,...

Transpo Commission approved most funding ever for transit, but don't get excited yet

July 19th, 2021
July 19, 2021 - TRA Opinion  - In a recent news release the Texas Transportation Commission touted that it approved the most funding, ever, for transit projects in the state. The amount? $89 million. And we applaud that. But let's take the...

Analysis: Texas drivers put out more carbon dioxide than every train in the world combined

July 16th, 2021
July 15, 2021 - Houston Chronicle, Jay Jordan / Texas Observer, Megan Kimble - Think about this the next time you start your car. Texas drivers account for nearly half a percent of global carbon dioxide emissions, according to a Texas Department of...

Bass retires: TxDOT Commission names Williams as new CEO of transpo agency

May 27th, 2021
May 27, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Marc Williams has been named the Texas Department of Transportation's CEO, stepping in to replace Executive Director James Bass who previously announced his retirement. Bass' career with TxDOT spanned over 40 years. Williams has served...

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