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TX Rail Advocates urge TxDOT for $200M in excess funds for rail projects

August 15th, 2022
AUgust 16, 2022 - TRA Newswire -In a letter to Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Marc Williams, Texas Rail Advocates is asking the agency to apply for a share of excess revenue that the state legislature will distribute during...

Talks underway for rail link between Louisiana port project and Dallas Inland Port

August 10th, 2022
August 09, 2022 - RailwayAge.com -Developers and port officials in Dallas County have been speaking with officials building the new Plaquemines Port Harbor and Terminal District/Louisiana Gateway Project, Transport Topics reported on Aug. 8, about expanding the reach of the Gulf of Mexico...

New Houston-area Class III industrial park railroad debuts this week

August 10th, 2022
August 10, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A new short line railroad in a Baytown industrial park is expected to start service this week to provide common carrier service and interline with both BNSF and Union Pacific Railroad. TGS Cedar Port...

Port of Corpus Christi shows off new WATCO locomotives, newest Texas short line railroad

August 2nd, 2022
August 2, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Watco’s newest short line, the Texas Coastal Bend Railroad (TCBR), unveiled two locomotives emblazoned with the Port of Corpus Christi logo at a ribbon-cutting ceremony today.The locomotives are part of Watco’s five locomotive investment...

Of Bees and Butterflies in Texas: Not the usual UP and CP-KCS news

August 2nd, 2022
August 2, 2022 - TRA Newswire -CP-KCS joins forces to protect the monarch while UP gets rid of a stinging situation.It's not the type of rail news that comes across our desk every day but we're more than happy to...

CP-KCS merger raises Texas concerns from other Class 1 railroads

July 28th, 2022
Updated July 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Several Class 1 railroads are raising concerns over freight rail congestion in the Houston region and access to international rail gateways at the Texas-Mexico border in Surface Transportation Board (STB) hearings on the...

DART may give away $270 million to cities — and Dallas could get nearly half

July 27th, 2022
July 27, 2022 - Masstransitmag.com - Dallas Area Rapid Transit is considering a one-time payout of $270 million in excess revenue to Dallas and the 12 other North Texas cities it serves as long as they use the funds on transportation-related...

Union Pacific Q2 net the same, carloads down / Signs largest loco upgrade deal ever

July 27th, 2022
July 27, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Financial wise: Second quarter net income was static $1.8 billion, earnings per share up slightly Power wise: $1 billion agreement with Wabtec Fort Worth plant will modernize 600 locomotivesUnion Pacific Corporation (NYSE: UNP) today reported...

Texas State Railroad wins 2022 Tripadvisor Travelers' Choice Award

July 27th, 2022
July 27, 2022 - TRA Newswire  -The Texas State Railroad (TSR), one of the premier tourist railroads in the country, has been recognized by TripAdvisor as a 2022 Travelers' Choice award winner.TSR runs excursion trains between Palestine and Rusk in...

Texas entities are speaking up for state rail funding with letters and resolutions

July 26th, 2022
July 26, 2022 - TRA Newswire -From the West Texas city of San Angelo to East Texas Hopkins County, local and regional entities have started petitioning the Texas Department of Transportation, the Texas Transportation Commission and House and Senate Transportation...

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