U.S., Texas: Katie Farmer Named CEO of BNSF

A press release from BNSF Railway; September 14, 2020: FORT WORTH, Texas–(BUSINESS WIRE)–BNSF today announced that Executive Vice President Operations,…

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U.S., Texas – Traveling 200 mph in a pandemic. Which would be safer: High-speed rail or Hyperloop?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; July 30, 2020 FORT WORTH Hyperloop and high-speed rail technology, which are both being…

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U.S., Commentary: Amtrak, Tri-weekly, The future, and Yogi

Editor’s Note: The commentary below is by Russ Jackson of Fort Worth, Texas, formerly of California. Mr. Jackson is the…

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U.S., Oklahoma and Texas: Smaller Heartland Flyer to continue to run despite ‘dramatically’ down ticket sales

By Jordan Green, The Oklahoman; June 21, 2020 Amtrak’s passenger train operating between Oklahoma City and Fort Worth, Texas, will…

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U.S., Texas: TexRail logs 500,000 riders in first year

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 13, 2020 Trinity Metro last week marked the first anniversary of the TEXRail commuter-rail line,…

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Texas: Soon, you will be able to take a train from Fort Worth to Plano – sort of

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; October 11, 2019 FORT WORTH Transit officials from Fort Worth and Dallas are working…

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Connecticut opinion: The Hartford Line’s success is not so much

Opinion By Robert Hale, The Connecticut Mirror; August 2, 2019 Connecticut officials claimed last month that the Hartford Line has been a “resounding…

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Fort Worth, Texas: TEXRail is about to nearly double the number of trains on its tracks

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; July 25, 2019 FORT WORTH Residents who live along the TEXRail tracks are about…

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Texas: TEXRail was $90 million under budget. Should Fort Worth’s transit agency keep the money?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; June 13, 2019 FORT WORTH Trinity Metro may already have nearly all the money…

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Heartland Flyer celebrates 20 years on track in Oklahoma, Texas

By Kaylee Douglas, Oklahoma News 4 KFOR; June 11, 2019 OKLAHOMA CITY – The Amtrak Heartland Flyer is celebrating its…

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Texas: TEXRail in Grapevine provides a path to transit across the region

By Miranda Jaimes, Community Impact Newspaper; May 15, 2019 About 200,000 have taken advantage of TEXRail in its first four…

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Texas: Why is TEXRail naming this train car Spike?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; May 10, 2019 FORT WORTH Later this year, Fort Worth residents who travel on…

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A fiery Fort Worth, Texas train derailment could change how railroads handle hazardous cargo

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Some tanker cars involved in a fiery train derailment…

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Did heavy rainfall cause a train derailment, massive ethanol fire in Fort Worth?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; April 24, 2019 FORT WORTH Did an incredibly powerful rainfall early Wednesday contribute to…

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Fort Worth, Texas has a great little TEXRail train station with an awful name – not anymore!

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; March 26, 2019 FORT WORTH Since it opened in 2001, the Fort Worth Intermodal…

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Wichita, Kansas city leaders in Washington to talk about funding and Amtrak

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; March 12, 2019 WICHITA, Kan. (KSNW) – Mayor Jeff Longwell and city council members are…

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In Texas, TEXRail helps boost Fort Worth’s economic profile

By Michael Popke, Progressive Railroading Magazine; March 2019 At 3 a.m. on Jan. 10, six people were lined up to…

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Texas: Why Fort Worth (probably) can’t have a TEXRail system as large as Dallas’ DART trains

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; February 8, 2019 FORT WORTH The popularity of Fort Worth’s new TEXRail commuter train…

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Would you ride to work? Why Fort Worth, Texas is looking to TEXRail stations for development

By Luke Ranker, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; January 23, 2019 FORT WORTH Fort Worth traffic has been a fact of life…

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Fort Worth, Texas is crazy over TEXRail, so is now the time to extend the trains south and west?

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; January 18, 2019 FORT WORTH Commuter rail supporters in Fort Worth say the time…

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Texas: Waiting on a train? TEXRail’s on-again, off-again opening set for Thursday

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; January 7, 2019 FORT WORTH After three days of delays, TEXRail has been cleared…

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Fort Worth, Texas: TEXRail abruptly calls off plans to run the trains Saturday, citing federal shutdown

By Gordon Dickson, Fort Worth Star-Telegram; January 4, 2019 FORT WORTH – Less than 12 hours before the TEXRail commuter…

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Burleson, Texas first on list for new commuter rail service

By Neetish Basnet, Burleson Star; January 3, 2019 Burleson is first and then comes Cleburne, as far as plans for…

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