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Louisiana Gov, DOT and Amtrak sign agreement to run passenger train between New Orleans and Baton Rouge

October 27th, 2023
October 26, 2023 - - Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards, joined by Department of Transportation and Development Sec. Eric Kalivoda, Amtrak Chief Executive Officer Stephen Gardner and other officials, signed a service development agreement this week that will advance the return...

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...

U.S. Senator Cassidy: Passenger rail service could be coming to NW Louisiana, Texas

August 31st, 2022
On Tuesday, Aug. 30, Senator Bill Cassidy met with city officials and community leaders to discuss the possibility of this passenger rail service to run between Atlanta and the Dallas/Fort Worth region through north Louisiana. Cassidy says the likelihood of...

Amtrak runs inspection train ahead of Baton Rouge/New Orleans service startup

April 20th, 2022
April 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Executives of Amtrak, Canadian Pacific and KCS along with federal, Louisiana state and local officials took an inspection tour of the Kansas City Southern Railway line between Baton Rouge and New Orleans today, in...

Hurrican Laura causes rail woes in TX and LA

August 28th, 2020
August 28, 2020 - TRA Newswire - With winds of 120 miles per hour Hurricane Laura left a trail of destruction through Southern Louisiana and parts of Southeast Texas yesterday, forcing rail rerouting and closures. Shippers were warned to expect some...

Louisiana planning for Baton Rouge-New Orleans passenger rail service

June 16th, 2018
June 15, 2018 - - Plans for two Baton Rouge rail stations to be unveiled Tuesday. While officials still haven’t determined how to pay for the proposed passenger rail service between Baton Rouge and New Orleans, they have a general idea...

Union Pacific to spend $452 million in Texas infrastructure - NAFTA helps drives business

April 13th, 2017
Updated April 17, 2017 - TRA Newswire - Union Pacific is boosting safety and efficiency with an approximately $452 million infrastructure investment in Texas this year. Projects funded by Union Pacific benefit Texas's overall transportation infrastructure without taxpayer funds. An additional...

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