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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...

TRE at 25 years: where its been, where it's at now

December 27th, 2021
December 27, 2021 - TRA Newswire - On December 30, the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) will celebrate 25 years of providing regional rail service across the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The TRE has a chance for you to win free rides as part...

Make your voice heard on TxDOT Texas Rail Plan NOW

December 8th, 2018
Updated December 12, 2018 - TRA Newswire - You, as a Texan, have a rare opportunity to let your voice be heard in the Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division's 2019 Texas Rail Plan. This is the first time that TxDOT has...

TRA and RPA meet with Congressman Pete Sessions in DC

April 22nd, 2018
April 22, 2018 - TRA Newswire - This past week North Texans representing Texas Rail Advocates and the Rail Passengers Association met with Congressman Pete Sessions in his Washington D.C. office to talk rail issues. Dallas-based Texas Rail Advocates President Peter LeCody,...

TxDOT again fails to include passenger rail in future planning

December 11th, 2017
December 11, 2017 - TRA Editorial - Compared to other states, the Texas Department of Transportation does an amazing amount of future planning for the needs of the motoring public. TxDOT just ended several weeks of public comment to update its...

TRA Exec Director testifies against SB979 in Austin - singles out high speed rail vs. other modes

May 17th, 2017
May 17, 2017 - TRA Newswire - Texas Rail Advocates Executive Director Chris Lippincott testified today before the House Land and Resource Management Committee against Senate Bill 979 which could put limits on future high speed railroad projects. The bill relates to the...

On TV: TRA Exec Director counters arguments of NIMBYs trying to kill high speed rail

May 12th, 2017
May 12, 2017 - - The battle over high-speed rail through the Brazos Valley has been raging for years now, and it continues in courtrooms and the state capitol. As Texans await legislative action, First News at Four invited representatives from...

TxDOT's Tower 55 rail project wins awards for TxDOT, BNSF and Union Pacific

October 10th, 2015
October 10, 2015 - Texas DOT’s $101 million Tower rail 55 project is the winner of the American Association of Highway and Transportation Officials (AASHTO) President's award. The Tower 55 project, located just southwest of downtown Fort Worth improved freight rail...

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