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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...

Texas Rail Advocates joins Louisiana DOT in support of passenger rail funding to feds

November 13th, 2022
November 13, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas Rail Advocates has signed on to a letter of support for the North Louisiana Passenger Rail Plan. The application is being submitted to the U.S. Department of Transportation from the Louisiana Department of...

San Antonio could receive new train routes if TxDOT secures federal funds

October 26th, 2022
October 26, 2022 - KENS-TV / San Antonio -The proposal would likely expand existing services from San Antonio and add new routes connecting the Rio Grande Valley all the way up to Dallas.They say everything is bigger in Texas, but...

'Hell has frozen over': After $85 billion for road construction, Texas asks for federal rail funding

October 10th, 2022
October 10, 2020 - San Antonio Express-News - Shepard Price -The Texas Department of Transportation is asking the federal government for millions in railroad funding after focusing mainly on roadway infrastructure in recent years. In a letter dated Oct. 5, Marc D. Williams, the executive...

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...

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...

Will Texas miss out on it's share of $66 billion in federal rail funds?

May 8th, 2022
May 8, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is expected to announce, this month, the procedures for filing for Infrastructure Law rail grant programs. $66 billion in advanced appropriations are to be available for passenger and freight...

Soon: Southwestern Rail Conference videos and on-screen presentations

April 6th, 2022
April 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire - FRA, TxDOT, Texas Railroad Association, Amtrak, Alstom, Texas House Transportation. A record number of attendees at the 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference heard from a wide range of presenters on freight and passenger rail...

Southwestern Rail Conference is sold out

March 30th, 2022
March 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire - 300 attendees will get a front-row seat to hear freight and passenger rail experts discuss important issues of the day Thursday and Friday at the 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference in Dallas. As of...

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