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Texas tomorrow? FRA unveils draft proposed network of preferred new Amtrak routes

February 18th, 2024
February 18, 2024 - TRA Newswire - Right now they are just lines on a map. Ideas and proposals driven by a lot of data and background material.But when the Federal Railroad Administration finishes their required study to evaluate future Amtrak...

Does anyone want to bid on a $33 million freight rail security center at Presidio, Texas? Anyone?

February 15th, 2024
February 18, 2024 - TRA Newwire -No trains over the Rio Grande at Presidio, yet. But it's getting closer.It's frustrating that a brand new, sturdy international rail bridge over the Rio Grande River at the Texas-Mexico line, built after a...

North Texas Regional Transportation Council awards $30M for new Trinity Railway Express and TEXRail trains

February 12th, 2024
February 12, 2024 - CommunityImpact.com - Dallas-Fort Worth’s Regional Transportation Council awarded $30 million in federal funds to obtain new vehicles for the Trinity Railway Express during a Feb. 8 meeting.The Council also awarded federal funds for Trinity Metro to purchase four new passenger rail vehicles...

County Judges meet with Union Pacific in DC over I-35 passenger rail service

February 12th, 2024
February 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Two of the most powerful Texas county judges along the I-35 corridor met with Union Pacific officials in Washington earlier today to begin talks about starting passenger rail service, according to a post on...

Above or below - Where do you put a high-speed rail station in downtown Dallas?

February 9th, 2024
February 9, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Underground or above ground? That was the question discussed at length at Thursday's meeting of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Regional Transportation Council (NCTCOG, RTC). Should planning for a high speed rail...

Are you in a BNSF-served city? The railroad can assist in grade-crossing and safety-related federal grant applications

February 7th, 2024
February 7, 2024 - TRA Newswire -With its newly assembled Public Infrastructure and Investments team in place, BNSF Railway (BNSF) is ready to help eligible applicants apply for recently announced federal grants to improve grade crossing safety in Texas towns...

Rock n roll, Union Pacific rock trains roll up record amount of trains in Texas

February 7th, 2024
February 7, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Did you notice Union Pacific trains rolling through Texas last year hauling rock for record construction going on around the state?Union Pacific Railroad had a rocking good year in 2023 – literally.UP said they...

Is TxDOT, Transpo Commission and Texas lawmakers ready to apply for billions in federal rail grants, or not?

February 4th, 2024
February 4, 2024 - TRA Commentary and Analysis - Here's the billion dollar question. Can TxDOT, the Texas Transportation Commission and our state lawmakers get on the same page to receive a chunk of $66 billion in guaranteed federal rail grants,...

Tarrant County Judge Andy Brown names passenger rail among top 2 priorities

January 30th, 2024
January 29, 2024 - KXAN.com - Travis County Judge Andy Brown joined KXAN Monday to talk about priorities for the year ahead of Travis County Commissioners Court on Tuesday.The conversation was centered around working to bring passenger rail to Central Texas,...

UP announces 4th quarter and 2023 results / BNSF to spend nearly $4 billion on capex in 2024

January 25th, 2024
January 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Union Pacific's fourth quarter and 2023 financials in a nutshell:Earnings per diluted share of $2.71 were up 1% while the full year earnings (per diluted share of $10.45) were down 7%. 4th quarter net...

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