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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,...

Don't expect TX Senate Transpo Chair Nichols to be keen on public transportation

April 18th, 2021
April 18, 2021 - podcast - Texas Senate Transportation Chair Robert Nichols (R) Jacksonville,  interviewed by Texas Tribune CEO Evan Smith on his Point of Order podcast this week, did not speak highly of public transportation as an important component...

Why we are keen on 2 bills this session: Tx Mobility Fund & Transpo Reinvestment Zones

March 17th, 2021
March 17, 2021 - TRA Austin - The Chairs of the Texas House and Senate Transportation Committee have filed identical bills to put more punch into transportation projects this session. Texas Rail Advocates supports the Transportation Chairs forward thinking on both tracks...

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...

Waco and county officials come out in support of high speed rail

April 4th, 2016
The calls to kill a $10 billion dollar high speed rail project in Texas seemed to come fast and furious.... until now. In a news story Monday, April 4 in the Waco Tribune Waco and McLennan County leaders came out in support of...

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