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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Japan’s ‘supreme’ bullet train aims to impress Texas with speed

By SAKI HAYASHI, Nikkei Staff Writer, Nikkei Asian Review; June 8, 2019 TOKYO — Central Japan Railway, also known as…

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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: DART Begins the Search for its First Chief Innovation Officer

By Lance Murray, Dallas Innovates; May 15, 2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit is looking for a chief innovation officer, a…

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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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High-speed rail in the U.S. has new promise, and new pitfalls

By Patrick Sisson, Curbed; May 3, 2019 During a press conference last month to announce that his multifaceted Virgin brand…

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Elderly woman stranded in Texas after being kicked off Amtrak train, pastor comes to rescue

By Michael Finney and Randall Yip, ABC 7 News; May 1, 2019 PITTSBURG, Calif. (KGO) — A pastor in a…

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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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Wabtec Delivers 1000th Evolution Locomotive

From Diesel & Gas Turbine Worldwide; April 25, 2019 Wabtec marked the delivery of the 1000th Evolution Series Tier 4…

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Union Pacific ‘pauses’ construction of new $550 million Texas rail yard

By Paul O’Donnell, Business Editor, The Dallas Morning News; April 20, 2019 Union Pacific is “pausing” construction of its new…

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Politico Morning Transportation: Tracking Amtrak’s long distance train debate

Another plane manufacturer hit by sensor issues By Sam Mintz, Politico Morning Transportation; April 22, 2019 TRACKING AMTRAK’S LONG DISTANCE…

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Texas: Amtrak’s San Antonio station – Where Chicago Meets Los Angeles

By Valérie Eiseler, Rivard Report; April 14, 2019 When Amtrak’s Texas Eagle leaves its station in historic St. Paul’s Square,…

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Texas: High-speed rail proposed from Houston to Dallas raises hopes and doubts

By Mayra Cruz, Staff Writer, Houston Chronicle; April 11, 2019 The high-speed rail project that is intended to take travelers…

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Opinion: Amtrak isn’t working. Could private rail do better?

By Nick Zaiac, Washington Examiner; April 11, 2019 The story of rate regulation, decline, nationalization and privatization of passenger rail…

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‘I’m not going to keep quiet’ Houston neighborhood reckons with railroad yard after decades of contamination

By Erin Douglas, Houston Chronicle; April 10, 2019 Lavender Street, tucked on the south side of Kashmere Gardens, has fewer…

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Texas: Dallas Union Station Becomes Eddie Bernice Johnson Union Station

From WBAP News Talk 820 AM; April 6, 2019 DALLAS – WBAP/KLIF – Union Station in Dallas Saturday is renamed…

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Union Pacific scales back work on new train yard in Mumford, Texas

By Clay Falls, KBTX 3 CBS; March 27, 2019 MUMFORD, Tex. (KBTX) – A major project promising hundreds of new…

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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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Andrew Selden’s Rail Odyssey: A great circle tour of the American West on Amtrak trains

By Andrew Selden; March 24, 2019 In late February my wife and I undertook a three-week, 5,800-mile, great circle loop…

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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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More options for travel: Locals in Port Arthur, Texas join cause to bring daily passenger train service to area

By Mary Meaux, The News; March 11, 2019 Local, area and statewide entities are getting behind a push to ask…

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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 Central’s High-Speed Train Named Top Global Infrastructure Project

A press release from Texas Central Partners; March 5, 2019: DALLAS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Mar 5, 2019–The Texas high-speed train has been named…

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