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Amtrak Prez/CEO meets with U.S. Rep Cuellar on Texas-Mexico passenger service

March 25th, 2022
March 25, 2020 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak President /CEO Stephen Gardner and Chief Financial Officer Tracie Winbigler met recently with U.S. Rep Henry Cuellar (D-Laredo) to discuss passenger service between San Antonio and Monterrey, Mexico. According to San Antonio radio...

Crew shortage forces Amtrak to reduce Texas service

January 18th, 2022
Updated January 20, 2022 - TRA Newswire - Amtrak has announced temporary service cuts to its national network train service due to "staffing challenges resulting from Covid-19 and the highly active Omicron variant," according to a company statement. 8% of service...

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...

Finally, an infrastructure bill. What could it mean for rail in Texas?

November 6th, 2021
Updated November 8, 2021 - TRA Newswire - Now that the House and Senate have passed a $1.2 trillion infrastructure and jobs bill that will be spread out over eight years. The paperwork now goes to President Joe Biden for his...

With impending funding Amtrak CEO wants to see more train service in Texas

September 22nd, 2021
September 16, 2021 - TRA Newswire  - If and when President Biden's American Jobs Plan makes it to his desk for his signature it will include billions in funding to expand intercity passenger rail services. If and when that happens, Amtrak President...

Mexico revives dream of San Antonio-to-Monterrey rail service

September 5th, 2021
September 1, 2021 - Randy Diamond, San Antonio Express-News - For more than three decades, politicians and rail advocates have dreamed of building a passenger train link between San Antonio and Monterrey, northern Mexico’s largest city. Each time, they’ve woken up with...

Passenger trains to link Coahuila, Nuevo León Mexico and US border in Tamaulipas

September 5th, 2021
August 25, 2021 - - The federal government (Mexico) is planning to launch an interurban train service to link Coahuila and Nuevo León to the border with the United States at Nuevo Laredo, Tamaulipas. The passenger and freight train project will...

'Amtrak Joe,' Texas Central and the future of passenger rail in Texas

September 5th, 2021
August 11, 2021 - Michael Taylor, San Antonio Express News - My question this week is whether President Joe Biden’s massive federal infrastructure bill could lead to real passenger rail options in Texas, especially among the state’s Big 4 cities. Will...

Mexican rail officials address needed international Monterrey to San Antonio passenger service

July 30th, 2021
EXCLUSIVE - Updated August 5, 2021  - TRA Newswire - In a special Texas Rail Advocates online presentation Wednesday evening August 4th, officials of Mexico's state-owned rail system laid out how they want to address a passenger rail corridor between Monterrey,...

Amtrak on push for intercity rail service expansion: Houston, other Texas cities in "triangle"

May 28th, 2021
May 27, 2021 - TRA Newswire - By 2035 Amtrak, the only national passenger rail service provider, wants to deliver more frequent and reliable trains to more Texas cities. In an announcement from Amtrak CEO Bill Flynn, the executive said that “now...

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