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San Antonio receives $168 million for bus lanes, no trains

March 30th, 2022
March 29, 2022 - TRA Newswire - San Antonio, the 7th largest U.S. city with no area-wide public rail system, is in line to get $158 million from President Biden's 2023 budget request for.... more buses. Biden released his FY 2023 budget...

Texas anti high-speed train rural counties file suit against USDOT

April 15th, 2021
April 14, 2021 - TRA Newswire - In what seems like a never ending chain of lawsuits against a high-speed rail line,  rural counties and landowners between Dallas and Houston are at it again. Texas Central Railroad, the private company in...

USDOT Announces $908 Million Loan for Silver Line Regional Rail in Dallas

February 25th, 2021
February 25, 2021 - TRA Newswire - WASHINGTON – U.S. Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg today announced that USDOT’s Build America Bureau (the Bureau) has provided a $908 million loan under the Railroad Rehabilitation and Improvement Financing (RRIF) program to the Dallas...

Texas one of 7 states on safety campaign: Stop. Trains Can't.

November 5th, 2020
November 5, 2020 - TRA Newswire - A $ 6.6 million effort is now running on radio stations and through digital and social media in 7 states, including Texas, with a message for drivers and high-risk highway-rail crossings: Stop. Trains Can't. The U.S....

Panhandle Northern RR gets $2.16 million CRISI grant for upgrades

February 12th, 2019
February 12, 2019 - TRA Newswire - Panhandle Northern Railroad has been approved for a grant valued up to $2.164 million to install new ballast and ties on the 31 mile line which connects to a BNSF Railway Co. mainline, to...

Hey TxDOT? Are you interested in federal CRISI funding for rail projects?

July 24th, 2018
July 24, 2018 - TRA Commentary - The Texas Department of Transportation only has until September 17 to file for a federal grant in the latest round of the Consolidated Rail Infrastructure and Safety Improvements (CRISI) program. The Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) issued their notice of...

Passenger rail advocates skewer Trump’s proposed budget; USDOT not ruffled

March 20th, 2017
March 17, 2017 - RT& - Passenger rail advocates called out the Trump Administration's proposed budget for perceived hypocrisy and undermining the voters who put him in office while the U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) response was more moderate. Acting American Public...

The Hill blogger: don't let facts get in the way of your Texas HSR story

May 14th, 2016
In a blog post on The Hill, which is normally a respected Washington insider website, an article appeared this week that the writer apparently did not bother to let facts get in the way of her Texas high speed rail...

Texas' TIGER grant: $20 million for rural buses - 0 for rail

October 30th, 2015
October 30, 2015 - TRA Newswire (Austin) - The Texas Department of Transportation has been awarded more than $20 million in federal TIGER* grants to improve transportation services for rural populations. The funding will help replace 325 vehicles located throughout the...

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