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FRA opens up long-distance daily service and new routes study

January 12th, 2023
January  12, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Could Amtrak's Sunset Limited, now limited to only tri-weekly service across the Southern belt of Texas, be turned into a daily service? Are there possibilities for other restored or new services across Texas and...

Will TxDOT pass up the feds $500,000 grant per rail corridor to advance passenger rail?

January 1st, 2023
January 1, 2023 - TRA Newswire -In the waning days of December, the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) announced it is now accepting project proposals for intercity passenger-rail corridors under the new Federal Corridor Identification and Development Program. This will open...

TX-OK-KS Heartland Flyer corridor designation request awaits fed approval

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2020 - TRA Newswire -A tri-state DOT request for passenger rail service from Fort Worth, through Oklahoma City to Kansas now winds its way through the Washington D.C. bureaucracy. The transportation departments  of Texas, Oklahoma and Kansas submitted...

Three U.S. Senators call for Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta passenger rail service

November 4th, 2022
November 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire -A trio of U.S. Senators voiced support yesterday to establish passenger rail service in the busy I-20 Texas-Louisiana-Mississippi  corridor from Dallas-Fort Worth to Atlanta.In a meeting of the Southern Rail Commission convening in Monroe,...

Houston, Austin, San Antonio Mayors ask TxDOT to engage in intercity rail development program

October 3rd, 2022
October 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Mayors of Houston, Austin and San Antonio have asked the Executive Director of TxDOT to participate in a passenger rail corridor  program being developed as part of the Infrastructure bill passed by Congress.In a...

Texas Rail Advocates petitions TxDOT to participate in FRA Corridor ID Program

July 16th, 2022
July 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates, in letters to elected and appointed state officials this week, pinpointed three specific passenger rail opportunities that could be eligible for federal grants and assistance under a recently announced Federal Railroad...

Fort Worth Mayor issues letter of support for Heartland Flyer corridor expansion

July 11th, 2022
July 11, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker has jumped aboard as a Heartland Flyer expansion train supporter with a letter to Amit Bose, Federal Railroad Administrator in Washington, D.C.The letter outlines support for re-connecting passenger rail...

FRA announces $3 billion Rail Crossing Elimination Program - will Texas participate?

July 3rd, 2022
July 3, 2022 - TRA Newswire -On Thursday the Federal Railroad Administration announced a Notice of Funding Opportunity (NOFO) for its newly created Railroad Crossing Elimination Program, a grant program to improve safety and mobility of people and goods.$3 billion...

FRA awards Houston Police Department trespass / suicide grants for rail right-of-way

June 15th, 2022
June 15, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) will distribute grants totaling over $2 million to 25 law enforcement agencies in 13 states to combat "high instances of rail trespass-related incidents and casualties" on railroad property. The...

TxDOT says it is interested in infrastructure grants for rail projects

June 4th, 2022
June 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire -There is actual interest in pursuing grants for state rail projects at the Texas Department of Transportation, an agency not noted for putting out news releases on rail efforts and that has been hesitant...

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