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New group wants to convince San Antonio to support rail transit

December 9th, 2022
December 9, 2022 - -Around a snack-filled table inside of a vintage train car at San Antonio’s Texas Transportation Museum, 12 members of San Antonians for Rail Transit ranging in age from five to 70 met in early December for the...

Transpo Commission approved most funding ever for transit, but don't get excited yet

July 19th, 2021
July 19, 2021 - TRA Opinion  - In a recent news release the Texas Transportation Commission touted that it approved the most funding, ever, for transit projects in the state. The amount? $89 million. And we applaud that. But let's take the...

New debate over Dallas D-2 downtown subway transit plan

March 12th, 2021
March 12, 2021 -, Ken Kalthoff - Years of planning and spending on a downtown Dallas rail transit subway could be derailed for good without an agreement on the latest plan by the end of March. Dallas Area Rapid Transit is...

Covid-19 rescue plan will restore daily Amtrak service, assist ailing transit systems

March 11th, 2021
March 11, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Hours after the House of Representatives sent a $1.9 trillion COVID-19 relief package with emergency funds for intercity rail and transit to the president’s desk, Amtrak announced that it will restore 12 long-distance routes...

Analysis: Texas advocates share why two transit funding referendums passed

December 25th, 2020
December 24, 2020 - - Passage of transit funding referendums in two large Texas cities hinged on coalition building, learning from past mistakes, project planning and effective outreach during the COVID-19 pandemic, their supporters say. Voters last month in San...

HR133 covid bill brings relief for Amtrak / transit agencies

December 22nd, 2020
December 22, 2020 - TRA Newswire / Rail Passengers Association - Congress has finally passed emergency coronavirus funding bill that will prevent further service cuts and layoffs at Amtrak and other U.S. transit agencies. The relief package includes $1 billion for Amtrak and...

TxDOT hires Canadian firm for $20 million corridor study, includes transit

October 28th, 2020
October 27, 2020 - TRA Newswire - SNC-Lavalin was selected as prime consultant under a $20 million, five-year contract to provide corridor planning and development services for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Under the contract, the Company will assist TxDOT in...

Austin voters to decide ballot measures on sweeping investments in transportation

October 28th, 2020
October 27, 2020 - - Austin voters will decide on two ballot measures on Nov. 3, one that will ask voters to approve a tax increase for a high-capacity transit expansion project, and another on the issuance of  $460 million...

Survey says: Americans continue to strongly support more rail and public transit

October 4th, 2020
October 3, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Whether it’s to commute short distances, travel long distances, improve the environment, or expand service, Americans continue to show strong support for rail, according to a new poll conducted by ENGINE INSIGHTS on behalf...

North Texans invited to comment on transportation funding programs

September 16th, 2020
September 16, 2020 - TRA Newswire - The North Central Texas Council of Governments is conducting an online input opportunity to give residents the chance to comment on a series of transportation initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. North Texans are encouraged...

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