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US Intermodal gains momentum amid trucking challenges: Port of Houston UP on-dock rail service noted

April 30th, 2024
April 29, 2024 -globaltrademag.com -Following a period of sluggish performance, US intermodal traffic is on the rise, signaling potential for further growth. Union Pacific’s new route between Chicago and southern California, along with the addition of on-dock rail service at...

Texas House Transpo Chair Terry Canales at Southwestern Rail Conference: Significant needs for transportation infrastructure

April 29th, 2024
April 29, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The Chairman of the Texas House Transportation Committee, Representative Terry Canales, said we can not pave enough highways and add enough lanes through our current financing structures to meet the demands of a Texas...

North Central Texas COG's Dan Lamers at Southwestern Rail Conference: High-speed rail will eventually be here

April 25th, 2024
April 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -"High-speed rail is on everybody's mind, the next frontier in transportation", in the words of Dan Lamers, Senior Program Manager at the North Central Texas Council of Governments. "I know there are some people...

Transportation Reporters & Writers at Southwestern Rail Conference: high-speed rail, freight rail at ports among topics

April 25th, 2024
April 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -From high-speed rail and a growing Texas economy causing congestion to the future of freight rail expansion and how it can affect Texas ports were some of the topics discussed with a Transportation Reporters...

Southern Rail Commission Chair Knox Ross at Southwestern Rail Conference: Gulf Coast rail this fall, I-20 and others in planning

April 25th, 2024
April 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -"We've been working on this for ten years and we're almost there", according to Southern Rail Commission Chairman Knox Ross, referring to reestablishing passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast, from New Orleans to...

Rep. Troy Nehls at Southwestern Rail Conference: supports at-grade rail xing elimination; viable high-speed rail projects

April 24th, 2024
April 24, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Texas Congressman Troy Nehls, Chairman of the House Transportation Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous MAterials, speaking in a pre-recorded video before the Southwestern Rail Conference said "on the record, I strongly support using...

TxDOT Rail's Jeff Davis at the Southwestern Rail Conference: 2 of 3 passenger rail grants for Texas Triangle in progress

April 24th, 2024
April 24, 2024 - TRA Newswire - Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Jeff Davis, speaking at the Southwestern Rail Conference, said that the agency applied for three Federal Railroad Administration Corridor Identification programs to advance passenger rail in the...

Tony Hatch at the Southwestern Rail Conference: There's a fight for the soul of the North American freight rail industry

April 23rd, 2024
April 23, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Independent freight rail analyst Tony Hatch, at the Southwestern Rail Conference, said that freight railroads face daunting challenges from hedge funds that see Class 1's in excellent financial condition, the best shape they have...

UT-Austin Students at Southwestern Rail Conference: What they discovered studying high-speed rail between Dallas and Fort Worth

April 23rd, 2024
April 23, 2024 - TRA Newswire -University of Texas students at Austin that were involved in a project studying high-speed rail between Dallas and Houston came  up with interesting findings that were unveiled at this year's Southwestern Rail Conference.The course,...

Travis County Judge Andy Brown at Southwestern Rail Conference: passenger rail between Austin and San Antonio needed

April 19th, 2024
April 19, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The administrator of one of the largest counties in the country, Travis County Judge Andy Brown, called for efficient, quick and safe passenger rail service between Austin and San Antonio and further up and...