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Texas could spend all federal funds meant to cut carbon emissions on highway related projects, not on rail

November 12th, 2023
November 6, 2023 -Editor's note: Not a single dollar of $641 million over 5 years will be destined for any passenger or freight rail project that could reduce CO2 emissions. It ALL goes to highways.- Erin Douglas, -  The Texas...

US House wants to cut Amtrak funding by 2/3, could mean no trains in Texas

November 1st, 2023
November 1, 2023 - TRA Newswire -20 million Americans that travel by train could see extreme cuts to Amtrak intercity rail service if the U.S. House follows through this week on a partisan plan to cut funding for passenger trains...

U.S. Rep Nehls (R-Texas), several others push bill to limit Amtrak’s right of preference: Analysis

October 31st, 2023
October 31, 2023 - trains.con -Legislation that aims to reverse Amtrak’s statutory right of preference over host railroad freight trains “within 50 miles of a port or rail yard” has been introduced by a U.S. Congressman representing a rural district...

Amtrak in Texas: Impressive jump in ridership from 2021-2022

October 28th, 2023
October 28, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Coming back from depressed ridership during the pandemic years, ridership on Amtrak trains in Texas shot up dramatically in fiscal year 2023, compared to the previous year. Ridership on the one daily Heartland Flyer train...

Trinity Metro turns 40 with free train rides all of November

October 28th, 2023
October 28, 2023 - TRA Newswire -To celebrate its 40 years of serving the community, Trinity Metro is offering free rides for all passengers traveling in Tarrant County for the month of November. Free rides include the TEXRail line from...

Senator Cruz: leading coalition calling on Biden Admin to allow LNG by rail, it's less safe on highways

October 27th, 2023
October 27, 2023 - TRA Newswire - U.S. Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), ranking member of the Senate Commerce Committee, along with a bicameral coalition of federal lawmakers, is calling on the Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration (PHMSA) to reverse its...

Louisiana Gov, DOT and Amtrak sign agreement to run passenger train between New Orleans and Baton Rouge

October 27th, 2023
October 26, 2023 - - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, joined by Department of Transportation and Development Sec. Eric Kalivoda, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Stephen Gardner and other officials, signed a service development agreement this week that will advance the return...

Freight rail is slowing down and we're not talking about speed

October 26th, 2023
October 26, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Class 1's, including those that operate in Texas and the Southwest are lowering their outlook for the year after volumes continued to slide in the 3rd quarter.Canadian Pacific Kansas City (CPKC) CEO Keith Creel...

DART celebrates 40 years of service to North Texas, elects new board leaders

October 25th, 2023
October 20, 2023 - - Gary Slagel has been elected Chairman of the Dallas Area Rapid Transit board of directors. Slagel represents the cities of Richardson and University Park and the towns of Addison and Highland Park.DART's other new board leaders...

It's time for you to speak up for rail: TxDOT seeks public input to build the transportation system of 2050

October 24th, 2023
October 24, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The officials on the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation aren't hearing from you. Do you want to advance passenger and freight rail projects in the next 25 years or are...

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