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New hopes for a train from Dallas to Houston

December 14th, 2023
December 14, 2023 - TexasMonthly.com, written by Megan Kimble -The Texas Eagle, an Amtrak passenger train, made its final run from Dallas to Houston on September 10, 1995. The trip was scheduled to take a little more than six hours, but...

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...

Austin Mayor Kirk Watson on U.S. House Transpo rail hearing: Texas needs intercity passenger rail corridors

November 29th, 2023
November 29, 2023 - TRA Newswire (Washington) -Austin Mayor Kirk Watson, invited today to testify before the U.S. House Subcommittee on Railroads, Pipelines and Hazardous Materials, said he is "eager to do anything I can to support intercity passenger rail...

Are the Texas Transportation Commissioners really serving the needs of ALL Texans?

November 20th, 2023
November 20, 2023 - TRA Commentary in cooperation with Streetsblog.org -The Texas Department of Transportation is governed by a five-member Texas Transportation Commission, all appointed by the Governor. They, in turn, select an Executive Director. The Commissioners are led by...

Texas could spend all federal funds meant to cut carbon emissions on highway related projects, not on rail

November 12th, 2023
November 6, 2023 -Editor's note: Not a single dollar of $641 million over 5 years will be destined for any passenger or freight rail project that could reduce CO2 emissions. It ALL goes to highways.- Erin Douglas, TexasTribune.org -  The Texas...

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...

It's time for you to speak up for rail: TxDOT seeks public input to build the transportation system of 2050

October 24th, 2023
October 24, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The officials on the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Department of Transportation aren't hearing from you. Do you want to advance passenger and freight rail projects in the next 25 years or are...

Rethink35 is suing TxDOT over I-35 expansion with broad community support

September 5th, 2023
September 1, 2023 - Austin Chronicle.com - TxDOT vs. basically everyone in Austin.Widespread opposition to the I-35 expansion has led to its logical conclusion: The Texas Department of Transportation is getting sued, and a whole lot of Austinites are on board.Wednesday, at a...

Why did Texas miss out on a new $220 million passenger railcar manufacturing plant?

August 26th, 2023
August 25, 2023 - TRA Newswire - Texas would have been the ideal state for Siemens Mobility to host the groundbreaking for a brand new $220 million passenger railcar manufacturing and services facility. Building passenger trains and servicing them smack dab in the middle of...

Dallas issues letter of support for I-20 passenger rail extension, intrastate corridors, Heartland Flyer

July 22nd, 2023
July 22, 2023 - TRA Newswire -The city of Dallas has issued a letter of support to Federal Railroad Administrator Amit Bose, favoring current plans to reintroduce intercity passenger rail service from Dallas to Atlanta.The letter also offers full support...

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