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Survey shows continued public support for freight and passenger rail over other modes

November 15th, 2021
November 15, 2021 - TRA Newswire - A new poll released by DC-based OneRail Coalition shows continued strong support for both freight and passenger rail in the U.S., outdistancing other modes of transportation. “These survey results affirm that Americans continue to strongly...

Texas State Railroad gets $1.5 million during legislative session

June 9th, 2021
June 9, 2021 - TRA Newswire - The historic Texas State Railroad in East Texas received $1.5 million in funding from the 87th legislative session to keep the rail line operating. The allocation can be used to purchase additional rail cars,...

TGIF: Texas Legislature bill filing ended March 12, here's lowdown on rail issues

March 14th, 2021
Updated March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Update: A number of bills which are being supported by Texas Rail Advocates can be found on our Under The Dome 2021 rail issues webpage Those include a significant bill filed before the...

Amtrak to cut national trains from daily to 3-day-a-week service

June 15th, 2020
June 15, 2020 - TRA Newswire - In what has been described as a "slash and burn" mentality, passenger rail carrier Amtrak is set to cut service on its national network trains from daily service to tri-weekly. Texas and other states would...

Union Pacific sues East Texas town over century old jobs agreement

December 10th, 2019
December 10, 2019 - TRA Newswire- In 1872, the International Railroad and the Houston and Great Northern Railroad met in the East Texas town of Palestine, Texas and merged the following year into the International and Great Northern Railroad (IGN).  An...

Rep Harris' "stop high speed rail" bill gets a hearing Monday

March 22nd, 2019
March 22, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Palestine State Representative Cody Harris' House Bill 1370 gets a hearing Monday before the House Administration Committee. The bill calls for a creation of a joint-interim committee on high-speed rail development. "While the title of...

TRA response to Palestine Herald-Press story on high-speed rail

March 8th, 2019
March 8, 2019 - TRA opinion - Texas Rail Advocates has responded to a story that showed a grim picture of the proposed private-investor high-speed rail project between Dallas and Houston. TRA President Peter LeCody responded to a March 7, 2019 story...

It's 2017 again: slew of "kill high speed rail" bills filed in Austin

February 6th, 2019
February 6, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates is now tracking numerous bills filed again this session by a few rural legislators that are intent on stopping a private-investor group from linking Dallas and Houston by high-speed rail. The list...

Tx Lege bill filed to study high speed rail development a "red herring"?

February 5th, 2019
Updated February 7, 2019 - A bill filed in the Texas House that, if enacted, would create a joint committee of House and Senate members to look at the future development of high speed rail in the state would actually...

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