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Delayed Presidio International Rail Bridge project to chug on into 2025

December 1st, 2023
November 29, 2023 - -The timeline for reopening the international rail bridge between Presidio and Ojinaga has been pushed back a few months, with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) estimating that the line will now reopen in summer...

New TxDOT program places rail division employee in key state district offices

September 19th, 2023
September 19, 2023 - TRA Newswire -In order to better serve the public and focus on regional rail issues, the Texas Department of Transportation is imbedding a rail division employee in five district offices around the state.These five new full-time...

July 10 is deadline for submitting an Interstate Rail Compact federal grant, Texas is not participating

June 15th, 2023
June 15, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates has learned that the state of Texas is not interested in a share of some $5.8 million in federal funding for states to participate in the Interstate Rail Compact (IRC) Program....

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...

TxDOT rail investigators help keep people and goods moving safely on railroads

June 11th, 2023
June 11, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Battling the Texas heat, rattlesnakes and more, Texas Department of Transportation rail investigators travel the state to keep trains and drivers safe around the tracks.Texas has more railroad mileage than any other state in...

Texas gets $86 million in fed funds to fix at-grade rail crossings: Houston West Belt gets $36m of it

June 5th, 2023
Updated June 6, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration will be releasing funds totaling some $86 million for five major grade-crossing projects in Texas cities through the Railroad Crossing Elimination (RCE) Grant Program. The funds come from the...

Sorry, Texas legislature says no increased funding for meaningful rail projects in 2024-25

May 29th, 2023
May 29, 2023 - TRA Austin -The massive Texas state budget, with billions of dollars in surplus taxpayer funds, came up short again for any meaningful passenger and freight rail projects in 2024-25 plans. These budget cycles continue to repeat...

TxDOT’s proposed plans for passenger trains could improve travel for Texas Triangle

April 24th, 2023
April 20, 2023 - - Kylee Howard, Senior News Reporter - The Texas Department of Transportation announced their hope to build passenger trains connecting Dallas-Fort Worth, San Antonio and Houston during a conference in Dallas earlier this month. According to Texas Rail...

TxDOT Rail Division announces initiatives to move goods and people, help economic development

April 13th, 2023
April 13, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The Rail Division at the Texas Department of Transportation has some initiatives underway to improve the flow of goods and people through rail improvements and to show how rail benefits economic development."We've really done...

TxDOT submits 3 applications for Corridor Identification Program, the "Texas Triangle"

April 6th, 2023
April 6, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The Texas Department of Transportation submitted three applications for advancing passenger rail corridors in the state to the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA).The announcement was made at the 19th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference this week at...

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