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TranspoSec Buttigieg thinks high-speed rail would be good for Texas

March 18th, 2022
March 17, 2022 - - In car-friendly Texas, getting a major high-speed rail project off of the ground is almost impossible. For years, attempts to build a commuter rail line between Austin and San Antonio have faltered. The state’s lawyers are...

N Central Tx COG ditches hyperloop for HSR, shows plans to extend DART rail to McKinney

February 18th, 2022
February 18,2022 - TRA Newswire - The North Central Texas Council of Governments' Regional Transportation Council has revised its policy to favor high speed rail between Dallas and Fort Worth which effectively eliminates a hyperloop connection from consideration. In another rail...

Opinion/Analysis Part 1 of 5: When is a railroad not a railroad? Maybe “when it’s getting started in Texas.”

January 12th, 2022
January 11, 2022 - David Peter Alan, Contributing Editor, Railway Age - Part 1 of 5: A Temporary Victory for High-Speed Rail in the Lone Star State. When is a railroad not a railroad? Maybe “when it’s getting started in Texas.” The...

Opinion: Brady, Ellzey and McCaul don't understand why Texas needs high-speed rail

December 21st, 2021
December 21, 2021 - Robert J Leilich - Editor's note: to put this in context, Congressmen Kevin Brady (TX-08), Jake Ellzey (TX-06) and Michael McCaul (TX-10) sent a letter to Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg expressing their continuing opposition to Texas Central...

Mexico confirms plans for Monterrey-San Antonio high-speed train

November 25th, 2021
November 24, 2021 - - Mexican officials confirmed plans for a 400km high-speed train between Nuevo León state capital Monterrey and San Antonio in Texas. The idea emerged in the 1990s already, when the US, Mexico, and Canada signed the first...

U.S. Rep Eddie Bernice Johnson, transpo champion for Texas, will be stepping down

November 21st, 2021
November 21, 2021 - TRA Newswire - In January 2022 Eddie Bernice Johnson will step down from a career in Congress that saw her champion rail projects in Texas from the early days of DART to recent support for high-speed rail...

Texas Central seeking federal loan to jumpstart the Texas bullet train project

November 8th, 2021
November 8, 2021 - - Way back when Texas Central was first formulating its plans to construct a highspeed rail line that would tote passengers between Houston and Dallas in just 90 minutes, company officials made vague, broad promises that...

NCTCOG hosting in-person high-speed transportation Open Houses October 12-30

October 8th, 2021
October 9, 2021 - TRA Newswire - The North Central Texas Council of Governments will hold a series of in-person open houses throughout the region this month to highlight the Dallas-Fort Worth High-Speed Transportation Connections Study’s purpose as well as the...

Tx Supreme Court upholds Texas Central RR eminent domain rights

June 18th, 2021
June 18, 2021 - TRA Newswire - The Texas Supreme Court today rejected the action presented by a landowner against Texas Central Railways' right to use eminent domain. This decision firmly establishes that Texas Central is both a railroad per Texas law...

Congressional hearing on high-speed rail draws odd comments from rural Texas Republican County Judge

May 8th, 2021
Updated May 8, 2021 - TRA Newswire / Rail Passengers Association - A U.S. House hearing on high-speed rail Thursday provided evidence that Congress is finally getting serious about a federal high-speed rail program. Spearheaded by a younger generation of elected...

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