Texas: Appeals court squelches Grimes County suit against high-speed rail

By Barbara Boxleitner, The Madisonville Meteor; August 6, 2019 The 14th Court of Appeal in Houston shut down an effort…

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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: Dallas Area Rapid Transit gets major federal grant to help it build longer train station platforms

By Teresa Gubbins, culturemap Dallas; June 27, 2019 Dallas Area Rapid Transit just received a significant grant that will help…

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Virgin Trains looks to expand quickly in U.S.

By Bill Wilson, Editor-in-Chief, RT&S Magazine; June 25, 2019 Today Disney World, tomorrow Disneyland. No, it’s not backwards motivation. It…

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Virgin Trains’ Orlando, Florida leg underway as railroad eyes expansions to Tampa, Las Vegas

By Joshua Solomon, Treasure Coast Newspapers, TCPalm.com; June 24, 2019 ORLANDO — As construction of a 125 mph passenger railroad,…

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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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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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