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Feds wrap up first step in expansion of long-distance passenger rail vision for Texas and U.S.

June 12th, 2024
June 12, 2024 - TRA Newswire - A fourth and final working group meeting of the Federal Railroad Administration's Amtrak Long-DIstance Passenger Rail Study wrapped up today in Dallas, highlighting 15 potential routes to link cities and towns across the...

Amtrak's Trails and Rails program is on the Heartland Flyer this summer

June 10th, 2024
June 10, 2025 - TRA Newswire -Amtrak has restored its Trails and Rails program aboard selected trains this summer and that includes the Heartland Flyer that runs between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City.A National Park Service volunteer guide will be...

San Antonio council members, other officials call for rail service to Austin

June 8th, 2024
May 23, 2024 - SACurrent.com - The push to connect San Antonio and the state capital via rail looks to be picking up steam.Four San Antonio City Council members and two local state reps signed on to a letter sent to...

BNSF Railway Co. announces new CMO, several leadership moves

June 8th, 2024
June 4, 2024 - DallasInnovates.com - Fort Worth-based BNSF Railway Co. has announced several leadership moves, including the naming of Tom Williams, currently group vice president of consumer products, as executive vice president and chief marketing officer, effective Sept. 1. Williams...

Research to reality? UT-Austin students look into passenger high-speed rail in Texas

June 8th, 2024
June 7, 2024 - KXAN.com -A group of graduate students at the University of Texas at Austin have spent the last year researching the viability of high-speed rail in Texas.KXAN Traffic Anchor Erica Brennes met with one of those students...

BNSF Railway sues city of Gunter over 900-acre planned logistics center

June 3rd, 2024
June 3, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Some 50 miles north of Dallas, a scene will be playing out in the 15th District Court of Grayson County between the small town of Gunter and a Class 1 railroad that owns property...

The dream of a Texas bullet train lives on

June 2nd, 2024
May 21, 2024 - Bloomberg.com - Benjamin Schneider -For a long time, the dream of bringing high-speed rail to the US was a lot of talk and not much action. But now, finally, rails are being laid.In April, Brightline, the...

TRA and Rail Passengers Assoc contacting mayors and county judges in path of FRA proposed long distance routes

June 1st, 2024
June 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Texas Mayors and County Judges along two proposed Federal Railroad Administration long-distance passenger rail routes will soon be receiving letters asking for their support for daily train service.The FRA has outlined 15 conventional-speed passenger...

Austin light rail "phase 1" accepted into FTA competitive grants program while battling AG Paxton & others

June 1st, 2024
June 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Good news for light rail in Austin. Austin Transit Partnership’s Austin Light Rail Phase 1 Project has officially entered the Project Development phase under the Federal Transit Administration’s Capital Investment Grants New Starts program...

Ride the Heartland Flyer for $25 or less during the June quarter century celebration

May 30th, 2024
May 30, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Mid-June will mark 25 years of passenger rail service between Fort Worth and Oklahoma City on the daily Heartland Flyer and passengers can ride for $25 or less between June 13 and 18. According...

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