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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Texas: Dallas Public Transit Was Better in 1919 Than It Is in 2019

By Peter Simek, D Magazine; February 26, 2019 Dallas public transit was on the right track. By 1919, the city…

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BNSF outlines capex plans for California, New Mexico and Texas

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; February 21, 2019 BNSF Railway Co. yesterday unveiled its 2019 capital expenditure plans for California, New…

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The Romance of the Rail in West Texas

By Sterry Butcher, Texas Monthly; March 2019 It began this summer, when we slept with our windows open. The first…

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Texas Central plans to appeal judge’s recent eminent domain ruling

By Chris Mathews, Reporter, Houston Business Journal; February 14, 2019 A spike was driven through the proposed Houston-Dallas high-speed railway…

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DART board of directors approve addition of second track along Cotton Belt line through North Texas suburbs

By Gavin Pugh, Community Impact Newspaper; February 12, 2019 The Cotton Belt passenger rail line will feature a two-way double…

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Is high-speed rail in the US ever going to happen?

By Geoffrey Morrison, C/Net; February 10, 2019 Japan has the Shinkansen. France has the TGV. Spain has AVE. China has…

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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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Virgin Trains USA targets Austin, Texas for high-speed rail

By Jenni Lee, KVUE ABC; February 5, 2019 AUSTIN, Texas — A billionaire Englishman may be coming to Austin’s rescue…

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Kansans optimistic on passenger rail to Oklahoma, Texas

By Craig Andres, KSNW NBC; January 28, 2019 Wichita, Kansas (KSNW) – You can get on a train in Newton…

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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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Houston METRO offers free rides to federal workers

From Progressive Railroading Magazine; January 22, 2019 On Jan. 19, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) began…

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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: Commuters Riding The Rails As TEXRail Line Begins Service

By Yona Gavino, CBS DFW 11; January 10, 2019 FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – After a slight ‘derailment’ of its scheduled launch,…

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