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'More lanes or more trains?' Proposed rail projects in Texas get federal funding boost

December 8th, 2023
December 8, 2023 - KERAnews.org -More passenger rail projects are on the horizon in North Texas and across the state as federal officials announced new funding on Friday.The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) is awarding a $500,000 grant for the proposed I-20...

Texas scores multiple federal passenger rail corridor grants; not on I-35. Heartland Flyer, Sunset Ltd to benefit: Full details

December 6th, 2023
Updated 8pm CST - December 9, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates learned that the Federal Railroad Administration has awarded planning grants to the Texas Department of Transportation, Amtrak, the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the Southern...

Fed grant paves the way for Gulf Coast passenger rail service east of Texas; Baton Rouge-NOL grant turned down

September 22nd, 2023
September 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire / Rail Passengers Association -Amtrak service along the Gulf Coast from New Orleans to Mobile is now assured to return following the announcement of a $178 million dollar grant announced by U.S. Senator Roger...

I-20 passenger rail link from DFW to Atlanta gets study OK from CPKC, progress on 2 new corridors from New Orleans

September 9th, 2023
September 9, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The Southern Rail Commission announced at a quarterly meeting yesterday that Amtrak has reached an agreement with Canadian Pacific / Kansas City Southern (CPKC) to conduct the study for establishing passenger rail service from...

East TX Congressman supports extension of Amtrak Crescent on I-20 corridor

July 1st, 2023
July 1, 2023 - TRA Newswire - East Texas Congressman Nathaniel Moran (R-TX-01) has jumped aboard the push for passenger rail along the I-20 corridor. Congressman Moran issued a statement after learning that funding for the I-20 Passenger Rail Corridor, which he supported...

Amtrak applies for Federal Grants to improve long distance network, includes Texas

June 5th, 2023
June 5, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Amtrak has submitted applications for approximately $716 million in Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) funding for 16 proposed projects around the country that would improve Long Distance reliability, reduce travel times and expand service. These...

Amtrak to lead FRA application process for Dallas-Atlanta I-20 route expansion

March 10th, 2023
March 10, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak will be lead agency applying for federal authorization to link Dallas-Fort Worth with passenger rail service through East Texas, northern Louisiana, Alabama and Mississippi to Atlanta and East coast markets previously not reachable...

Amtrak Gulf Coast service expected start in 2023: fed grant seeks almost $179 million for route improvements

December 18th, 2022
December 18, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast corridor from New Orleans eastward will return in 2023, following an agreement between railroads, ports, cities, the Southern Rail Commission and service provider Amtrak.The non-profit news site Mississippi...

Southern Rail Commission announces agreement for pax trains in Gulf Coast corridor

November 23rd, 2022
November 23, 2022 - TRA Newswire -The Southern Rail Commission has announced that an agreement has been brokered between Amtrak, Norfolk Southern, CSX and the Alabama State Port Authority to allow for two daily round trips a day between New...

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...

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