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TEXRail engineer makes history: first woman in drivers seat

November 18th, 2021
November 18, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Amy Anderson made it her goal as a conductor on Trinity Metro's TEXRail regional service to be the first female railroad engineer. This November, after 40 hours of classroom training and 180 hours in...

Shreveport Mayor appointed to Southern Rail Commission - wants rail service on I-20 corridor

July 4th, 2021
July 4, 2021 - TRA Newswire - A  new development in a long-range plan to put people on trains in the I-20 corridor. Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards last week appointed Shreveport Mayor Adrian Perkins as an at-large member of the three-state...

Supporters optimistic Biden infrastructure deal will close passenger rail gap between Marshall and Meridian

June 29th, 2021
June 28, 2021 - KTAL/KMSS - Proponents of closing the passenger rail gap between Marshall, Texas and Meridian, Mississippi are optimistic that some of the billions in the Biden administration’s infrastructure push could finally make the long-sought connection between Fort Worth...

Why the Texas Central high-speed rail project is heroic

August 8th, 2020
July 31, 2020 - - Commentary from Norman F. Anderson - The defining moment when infrastructure can restart our economic growth is now. We are in an unprecedented time in the history of our country. In a challenging environment like today,...

Amtrak restores staffing positions at Marshall, Texarkana stations +13 others

May 21st, 2020
May 21, 2020 - Marshall News Messenger - Two years after the elimination of Marshall Amtrak’s customer service representative position, Marshall Depot board was thrilled to announce, on Wednesday, Amtrak’s decision to restore staffing. “During the sadness and difficulty of the ongoing...

AMTRAK board to replace CEO: Anderson out - Flynn in

March 2nd, 2020
March 2, 2020 - TRA Newswire - The Amtrak board is to announce this week that CEO Richard Anderson is being replaced by William Flynn, who has a background in both air and sea logistics and railroading. Anderson had apparently fallen...

3 TX U.S. Reps among 91 concerned about Amtrak's Anderson and his national plans

February 28th, 2019
February 28, 2019 - TRA Newswire - 91 members of Congress have sent a letter to Amtrak President/CEO Richard Anderson concerned about his plans that could alter the national passenger rail network by providing more short-haul trains at the expense of...

Amtrak to de-staff Marshall and Texarkana stations

April 27th, 2018
Updated to April 30, 2018 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates has learned that Amtrak will be running its Marshall and Texarkana stations without any paid staff sometime after June 1. Marshall Depot Board members will hold a news conference, scheduled for...

Are AMTRAK's long distance trains in trouble?

April 22nd, 2018
April 22, 2018 - TRA Newswire - Troubling comments from Richard Anderson, President of AMTRAK at a Southern California rail summit of 150 passenger rail officials, industry professionals and a handful of advocates. Paul Dyson, President of RAILPAC, a West Coast rail...

TX: New Amtrak CEO has Texas ties, but can he save State's Texas Eagle route?

July 9th, 2017
July 7, 2017 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram - Gordon Dickson - Amtrak’s incoming boss has Texas ties, but can he save long-distance passenger rail service in the state? Richard Anderson, 62, a veteran airline executive who most recently ran Delta Air Lines,...

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