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2023 INRIX Report: Texas cities are some of worst in U.S. for traffic gridlock and safety - we need rail more than ever

July 18th, 2024
July 18, 2024 - TRA Commentary -Sitting in traffic more than usual? You bet you are. And it's only going to get worse.The economic cost of traffic congestion in Texas' major cities continued to climb last year, according to a...

August 5 deadline: TxDOT asks for your input on 10 year transportation spending plan

July 12th, 2024
July 15, 2024 - TRA Newswire -To help keep a thriving Texas economy moving, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is drafting a record-breaking 10-year transportation plan, and the public is invited to weigh in on potential projects in communities...

TxDOT Commission has 3 "Exceptional Items" for rail issues in next draft legislative appropriation request

June 29th, 2024
May 29, 2024 - TRA Austin Newswire -At the Texas Transportation Commission meeting in Austin on Thursday,  Commissioners heard an update to the Fiscal Year 2026-2027 Legislative Appropriations Request, which is the amount of funding TxDOT will request from the upcoming...

You want more rail? June 9 is deadline for public input on TxDOT Connecting Texas 2050 Plan

May 30th, 2024
May 30, 2024 - TRA Newswire -With an assist from extensive public input, TxDOT is crafting a statewide, long-range transportation plan to meet the transportation needs of Texas for the next 25 years. That includes making urban, regional and intercity...

TxDOT's Statewide Multimodal Transit Plan: They're asking for your input on future urban, regional and intercity modes

May 10th, 2024
May 10, 2024 - TRA Newswire -In 2023, Texans traveled more than 4 million miles each day using public transit. That number includes buses, light rail, regional rail,  intercity passenger rail and yes, even on public ferries. As our state‚Äôs...

TxDOT Rail's Jeff Davis at the Southwestern Rail Conference: 2 of 3 passenger rail grants for Texas Triangle in progress

April 24th, 2024
April 24, 2024 - TRA Newswire - Texas Department of Transportation Rail Division Director Jeff Davis, speaking at the Southwestern Rail Conference, said that the agency applied for three Federal Railroad Administration Corridor Identification programs to advance passenger rail in the...

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...

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