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Texas Rail Advocates, others support Amtrak accountabily bill in Congress

June 17th, 2024
June 17, 2024 - TRA Newswire-A congressional bill filed by a Nebraska Senator that would hold Amtrak accountable for executive bonuses and make the railroad more transparent in its finances has also raised the eyebrows of Texas Senator Ted Cruz,...

Recap Southwestern Rail Conference: The case for passenger rail in Texas

May 1st, 2024
May 1, 2024 - TRA Newswire -Nearly 300 attendees at last month's Southwestern Rail Conference in the Dallas area heard presenter after presenter lay out the case for more passenger rail service in the Lone Star state.From Amtrak's high-speed guru Andy Byford...

Southern Rail Commission Chair Knox Ross at Southwestern Rail Conference: Gulf Coast rail this fall, I-20 and others in planning

April 25th, 2024
April 25, 2024 - TRA Newswire -"We've been working on this for ten years and we're almost there", according to Southern Rail Commission Chairman Knox Ross, referring to reestablishing passenger rail service along the Gulf Coast, from New Orleans to...

FRA announces $400K grant for Southern Rail Commission to expand passenger rail across the American South

March 14th, 2024
March 14, 2024 - TRA Newswire -The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) today announced that it has awarded up to $400,000 to the Southern Rail Commission (Louisiana) through the Interstate Rail Compacts (IRC) Grant Program. The program...

Agenda set for 2024 Southwestern Rail Conference April 15-16 in DFW metroplex

March 10th, 2024
March 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -What is the impact of the far-reaching Infrastructure Law that Congress passed in 2021 and how does Texas figure into the billions of dollars that are in play for passenger and freight rail projects.Those...

'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...

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