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August 5 deadline: TxDOT asks for your input on 10 year transportation spending plan

July 12th, 2024
July 15, 2024 - TRA Newswire -To help keep a thriving Texas economy moving, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is drafting a record-breaking 10-year transportation plan, and the public is invited to weigh in on potential projects in communities...

Plans revisited to set up a Rio Grande Valley Regional Transit Authority

July 12th, 2024
June 27, 2024 - A regional transit authority boosts the economy, says Lower Rio Grande Valley Development Council Executive Director Manuel Cruz. People have more mobility. It is easier for them to get to work, visit the doctor, go to college,...

UP's Port Houston dockside service: 1 year already and it just keeps expanding

July 12th, 2024
July 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire - Eliminating a cumbersome move from ship-to-truck-to-rail at Union Pacific Railroad's Port Houston on-dock service is paying off with additional inland markets added in 2024.The sucessful service, which began in May 2023, enables intermodal containers...

Proposed downtown Dallas high-speed rail bypass explained at regional transportation meeting

July 12th, 2024
July 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire -To mollify Dallas City Council members that didn't want to see an elevated high-speed rail line on the western fringe of downtown Dallas, the Regional Transportation Council was shown a new proposed route that...

Mexican president says his successor will build passenger train lines to U.S. border

July 10th, 2024
July 10,  2024 - SpectrumLocalNews.com -MEXICO CITY (AP) — Mexico’s massive, debt-fueled passenger rail building program is not going to end with the administration of outgoing President Andrés Manuel López Obrador, but will instead double, he said Wednesday.López Obrador said his...

TxDOT wants your input on the updated Texas Rail Plan - funding seems to be top priority, so far

July 9th, 2024
July 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -What kind of rail system do we want to have in future Texas? Do we want corridor passenger trains, high-speed rail, improvements to at-grade rail crossings, faster transit times for shippers with infrastructure improvements,...

Hurricane Beryl halts freight and passenger rail activity along the Texas Gulf Coast

July 8th, 2024
Updated July 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Rail service is in a recovery mode following Hurricane Beryl's push through the Texas Gulf Coast. Union Pacific Railroad reports that "all impacted track segments, with the exception of the Galveston area, have been...

FRA Report: Amtrak's Texas trains show improved on-time performance in 2024 vs. 2023

July 6th, 2024
July 6, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Compared to the same period in 2023, the three Amtrak intercity passenger rail services that operate in Texas showed an improvement in on-time performance (OTP) for the first six months of this year.Statistics released...

Union Pacific announces 5 large scale industrial rail parks, 2 in Texas

July 3rd, 2024
July 2, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific Railroad is on the prowl for new locations that can host large-scale industrial rail parks and, this week, announced five centers across their network to provide transportation solutions to business and industries.Focus...

Alamo city group releases report: "San Antonio to Austin Regional Rail: A Staged Approach"

July 1st, 2024
July 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -San Antonians for Rail Transit (SART) has released a major report entitled "San Antonio to Austin Regional Rail: A Staged Approach". The paper was developed in response to the creation of the Central Texas Passenger Rail Committee...