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Commentary: Will Amtrak follow through on the new 15 proposed national train routes?

March 3rd, 2024
March 3, 2024 - Commentary by Russ Jackson, Contributing Writer -The FRA has released its list of the 15 new long distance routes that could be added to the existing 15.  It's an impressive list of what ought-to-be's, but I hate...

He aims to bring high-speed rail to Texas and will speak at the Southwestern Rail Conference

March 3rd, 2024
March 3, 2024 - TRA Newswire -He's regarded as a transport executive who knows how to get projects done and maybe that's just what is needed to get the long-delayed high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston going.Andy Byford, whose...

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...

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...

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,...

Dallas sets ambitions on downtown high-speed rail hub

January 21st, 2024
January 17, 2023 - dentonrc.com - As Amtrak moves forward with plans to bring high-speed rail to Texas — like the Shinkansen rail network in Japan — North Texas officials are hoping to turn downtown Dallas into a regional rail hub.Dallas...

Texas bullet train with Japan tech aims for revival with federal grant

January 6th, 2024
January 6, 2024 - asia.nikkei.com -The U.S. federal government has awarded a planning grant to a proposed high-speed rail line in Texas to be built with technology from Japan's shinkansen bullet trains, for a project that has faced delays and ballooning costs.The proposed...

Amtrak finally issues RFP for new long-distance fleet

December 27th, 2023
December 27, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Naysayers that thought Amtrak was slowly trying to kill off its national network overnight trains should now be pleased that the company has issued a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) to railcar manufacturers to...

North Texas Transpo Council approves $1.1 million for ongoing Fort Worth-Dallas HSR connection

December 22nd, 2023
December 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -"The Connector" has gotten a boost from the North Central Texas Council of Government's Regional Transportation Council (RTC) with a $1.1 million allocation to scope out and make adjustments to current plans for a...

New hopes for a train from Dallas to Houston

December 14th, 2023
December 14, 2023 - TexasMonthly.com, written by Megan Kimble -The Texas Eagle, an Amtrak passenger train, made its final run from Dallas to Houston on September 10, 1995. The trip was scheduled to take a little more than six hours, but...

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