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U.S. House appropriators wants to cut Amtrak budget by 64%, just when expansion in Texas is on the horizon

July 12th, 2023
July 12, 2023 - TRA Newswire -CALL TO ACTION: A proposed budget from the Republican controlled U.S. House Appropriations Committee could mean an end to Amtrak intercity train service in Texas, as it calls for a 64% reduction in the...

Sorry, Texas legislature says no increased funding for meaningful rail projects in 2024-25

May 29th, 2023
May 29, 2023 - TRA Austin -The massive Texas state budget, with billions of dollars in surplus taxpayer funds, came up short again for any meaningful passenger and freight rail projects in 2024-25 plans. These budget cycles continue to repeat...

Austin Capitol update: Now the budget conferees go at it

April 25th, 2023
April 25, 2023 - TRA Austin - Is it too late for any funding for rail this session? The state budget has now been sent to a conference committee composed of five Representatives and five Senators. The Gang of 10 will now...

Time to call your State Senator and Representative, lets get rail funding for Texas

April 20th, 2023
Updated April 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The days are dwindling down for the 88th Texas legislative session and there has been nary a dollar set aside yet for state rail funding so Texas can compete for the billions in...

Now there are 2 Texas House appropriation riders looking for rail funding in the state budget

March 15th, 2023
March 15, 2023 - TRA Austin -Now there are two rail-centric riders up for consideration by the Texas House Appropriations Committee. The most recent rider to the budget process was filed by Representative David Spiller (R-Jacksboro). If approved and funded,...

Texas transportation budget may fall victim to Covid-19

January 23rd, 2021
January 23, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation funding in Texas will take a hit from early reports on the state budget for the next two years. The Texas Senate released its base budget this week and at first blush it...

The Amtrak Funding Déjà Vu—Again

February 23rd, 2020
February 12, 2020 - Railway Age - Color it neither Democratic nor Republican. It’s Amtrak—or, more precisely, the Amtrak déjà vu. Since its 1971 creation by Congress as America’s national intercity passenger railroad, Amtrak’s survival has been a near-run thing dependent...

The bad high-speed rail budget rider is out..... but

May 15th, 2019
May 15, 2019 - TRA Austin - The language in the legislative budget bill that contained a provision to hurt the development of high-speed rail by a private concern has been stripped out. The budget conference committee of Texas House and...

Week 15 at the Texas Legislature - 3 bad high-speed rail bills advance

May 4th, 2019
May 4, 2019 - TRA Austin - No movement on the Birdwell budget rider to stop high-speed rail Three bad rail bills out of House Transpo Committee There is no news to report this week on the budget rider (#44) that...

Texas Rail Advocates Calls for Transparency and Openness in Infrastructure Debate

April 27th, 2019
April 27, 2019 - TRA Opinion - TRA unites a broad coalition concerned about potential abuse of power   As the Texas Legislature enters the crucial conclusion of the 2019 legislative session, Texas Rail Advocates is calling on supporters of smart infrastructure...

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