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Governor Abbott signals the legislature: Look at worthwhile IIJA infrastructure programs

February 17th, 2023
February 17, 2022 - TRA Austin - Texas Governor Greg Abbott, in his proposed state budget to the 88th session of the state legislature, recommended that lawmakers look at the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act (IIJA) and determine if there are...

TX Rail Advocates urge TxDOT for $200M in excess funds for rail projects

August 15th, 2022
AUgust 16, 2022 - TRA Newswire -In a letter to Texas Department of Transportation Executive Director Marc Williams, Texas Rail Advocates is asking the agency to apply for a share of excess revenue that the state legislature will distribute during...

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...

Opinion: Amtrak board nominees, why no one from out here in flyover country?

May 5th, 2022
May 5, 2022 - TRA Opinion -Late last week President Biden announced his nomination of five individuals for the board of the National Railroad Passenger Corporation (Amtrak) all of whom will be subject to Senate approval. With the current administration...

Policy reforms/new programs in the infrastructure bill could benefit Texas & Amtrak

November 9th, 2021
November 9, 2021 - TRA Newswire - The infrastructure bill waiting for President Biden's signature contains a number of critical policy reforms and new programs that could be beneficial for Texas and for the national passenger rail carrier, Amtrak. The funding ushers...

Texas Rail Advocates signs on to 5 point rail letter supporting infrastructure bill

May 6th, 2021
May 6, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates Board of Directors has signed on to a joint letter with other stakeholders indicating the importance of rail in upcoming infrastructure legislation now being consider in Washington. "While Congress is currently debating...

Biden/Buttigieg $80 billion for rail, Amtrak announces Texas expansion plan

April 4th, 2021
Updated April 5, 2021 - TRA Newswire - President Biden and SecTrans Buttigieg unveil a once in a generation plan to boost passenger rail service in the country, touts high speed rail in Texas Amtrak unveils ConnectsUS that calls for...

Transpo Sec Buttigieg at SXSW Virtual: 2020's a turning point in transportation

March 18th, 2021
March 18, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg, appearing today on this years' virtual South By Southwest (SXSW) conference, expects that President Joe Biden will soon issue a "once in a century" plan to reshape transportation in the...

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,...

Commentary: Infrastructure investment needs reliable funding

December 22nd, 2019
December 20, 2019 - Michelle Dippel to Austin American-Statesman - If you live in the Austin area, you can’t help but notice how things have grown, and with an average of 152 newcomers arriving each day, that growth doesn’t appear to...

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