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DCTA to show off DMU car

One of Denton County Transportation Authority’s (DCTA) diesel-electric GTW 2/6 articulated rail vehicles built by Stadler Rail will be on display June 4-6 at Dallas Union Station. The car, which has yet to go into service on DCTA’s light rail line that runs from Denton …

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METRO, City Of Houston proclaim and celebrate “Rally Around The Rails Day”

The New METRO, in partnership with the City of Houston and Mayor Annise D. Parker, proclaimed May 22 as “Rally Around the Rails Day” at a press conference at the Northline Transit Center, located on the future North Light-Rail Line. With active construction under way …

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Midwest rail needs long-term planning, FRA official says

KANSAS CITY, MO — Speaking at the Northern Flyer Alliance’s Passenger Rail Symposium in April, Federal Railroad Administrator Joseph C. Szabo stressed the need for long-term planning to create market-driven passenger rail corridors. At the symposium, at Kansas City’s Union Station, was held to create …

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Amtrak, TXDOT to study new service between Shreveport and D/FW

Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) have agreed on the scope of a feasibility study for new Amtrak service between Bossier City-Shreveport in Northwest Louisiana and along the Interstate 20 corridor to Dallas and Fort Worth. TxDOT and Amtrak officials joined members of …

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TEXRAIL gets federal approval to start preliminary engineering and design

Another commuter rail line appears headed for North Texas. The Federal Transit Administration gave the okay in March to start preliminary engineering and design for TEXRail, a proposed $758 million commuter line along 37 miles of the Cotton Belt corridor stretching from far Southwest Fort …

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