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Amtrak finally issues RFP for new long-distance fleet

December 27th, 2023
December 27, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Naysayers that thought Amtrak was slowly trying to kill off its national network overnight trains should now be pleased that the company has issued a formal Request for Proposals (RFP) to railcar manufacturers to...

Amtrak '23 ridership up in Texas but lack of equipment/service stifles growth

December 16th, 2023
December 16, 2023 - TRA Commentary - Business is good! Texans took back to riding trains in 2023, showing a marked increase in ridership compared to 2022.Some 41,000 more riders were aboard Amtrak's Texas Eagle in the fiscal year that ended...

Amtrak in Texas: Impressive jump in ridership from 2022-2023

October 28th, 2023
October 28, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Coming back from depressed ridership during the pandemic years, ridership on Amtrak trains in Texas shot up dramatically in fiscal year 2023, compared to the previous year. Ridership on the one daily Heartland Flyer train...

Why the Amtrak Sleeper Car Is the ultimate way to travel across Texas

October 24th, 2023
November 2023 - TexasMonthly.com / By Sasha von Oldershausen -The road to far West Texas is rambling, which is to say there’s no easy way to get there, no matter where you’re coming from. I learned this quickly during my three years...

Del Rio may not have air service anymore but it now has a new Amtrak stop

October 11th, 2023
October 11, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The bad news: If you want to get in and out of Del Rio along the Texas border, you better have a vehicle to drive the two and one half hours to San Antonio...

Texas' slowest train: STB opens investigation into On-Time Performance of Amtrak’s Sunset Limited

July 11th, 2023
July 11, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Today the Surface Transportation Board (STB) opened an investigation into the on-time performance of Amtrak's Sunset Limited long-distance passenger train that runs between New Orleans and Los Angeles, along the I-10 corridor through Texas.  Amtrak...

Daily Amtrak service across the Texas I-10 Corridor would be big economic benefit to cities and towns

June 14th, 2023
June 14, 2023 - TRA Newswire -Increasing service from tri-weekly to daily on Amtrak's combined Sunset Limited / Texas Eagle route through Texas would result in a positive economic impact to the cities and towns that the train serves. That's according...

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 wants to see major service expansion in Texas Triangle, I-10 and I-20 national trains

April 19th, 2023
April 19, 2023 - TRA Newswire -If the Federal Railroad Administration approves Corridor Identification programs for the nation's passenger rail service, Amtrak, Texans could look forward to more trains between Lone Star cities. Ambitious plans include making the Sunset Limited, now...

FRA to study two Texas routes Amtrak cut years ago; potential to restore service

January 31st, 2023
January 31, 2023- TRA Newswire -Buried in the language of the Infrastructure bill that Congress passed in late 2021 is a directive to the Federal Railroad Administration to study routes that Amtrak either eliminated from its systemwide timetable entirely or...

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