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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,...

FRA Administrator Amit Bose to speak at 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference April 16

January 17th, 2024
January 17, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The head of the Federal Railroad Administration, Amit Bose, will give a keynote address during the 20th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference to be held in the Dallas-Fort Worth area April 15-16.Its not just rail...

Agenda posted for Southwestern Rail Conference April 3-4

February 21st, 2023
February 21, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Rail funding, infrastructure, railroad regulation, long trains and new technology are some of the topics that attendees will hear  at the 19th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference. The premier all-rail conference held yearly in Texas...

Cities and counties want rail funding from TxDOT and Texas legislature

September 22nd, 2022
September 22, 2022 - TRA Newswire -Texas cities and county Commissioner Courts are signing resolutions and letters of support for rail funding in the upcoming legislative session.Spurred on by Texas Rail Advocates' Fair-Share-For-Rail Campaign which points out that freight and...

Texas Rail Advocates want state to fight for federal rail grants

May 18th, 2022
May 16, 2022 - FreightWaves.com -"We have a once-in-a-generation opportunity to seize the day"Texas short-line operators are urging the state to pursue federal funds that would help finance rail projects in the state.They're highlighting federal grants available from the Federal...

Soon: Southwestern Rail Conference videos and on-screen presentations

April 6th, 2022
April 4, 2022 - TRA Newswire - FRA, TxDOT, Texas Railroad Association, Amtrak, Alstom, Texas House Transportation. A record number of attendees at the 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference heard from a wide range of presenters on freight and passenger rail...

Southwestern Rail Conference is sold out

March 30th, 2022
March 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire - 300 attendees will get a front-row seat to hear freight and passenger rail experts discuss important issues of the day Thursday and Friday at the 18th Annual Southwestern Rail Conference in Dallas. As of...

Tx Supremes hear arguments on high speed rail

January 11th, 2022
January 11, 2022 - TRA Austin - It may be several months before the Texas Supreme Court hands down a decision that determines if a Texas railroad is really a railroad and can acquire land for a high speed rail project. Oral...

A defining moment for high speed rail in Texas: Texas Central argues its case before the state Supreme Court

January 10th, 2022
January 10, 2022 - TRA Austin - Tuesday morning, the Texas Supreme Court will hear oral arguments that may decide the fate of the Texas Central Railway (TCR) Dallas to Houston high speed rail project. This legal challenge by a Leon County...

Former TRA Exec Director Chris Lippincott passes away

August 9th, 2021
August 9, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates is saddened to hear of the passing of former Executive Director and transportation advocate Chris Lippincott of Austin. Chris, a resident of Crestview, was a professional media strategist who helped shape TRA's...

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