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El Paso, Texas begin installing rail for streetcars

Rail| June 22, 2016

The system, which will bring streetcars back to the city for the first time in 42 years, will travel along businesses, medical, entertainment, cultural and educational institutions.

9th person dies after Texas bus crash

Motorcoach| May 23, 2016

Texas Department of Public Safety and the National Transportation Safety Board continue to investigate the May 14 crash on a rain-slicked highway north of Laredo. Seven people died at the scene.

April 28, 2016

6 Ways High-Speed Rail Will Benefit Texas, Transportation Industry

Ask commuters who drive between Houston and Dallas almost every day and see what they have to say. They are known as “super commuters” – the nearly 50, 000 people traveling back and forth between the two cities at least once a week. That number will increase as the growth in Texas continues to climb. Super commuters and other drivers want another solution to Texas’ traffic-clogged highways. Enter the Texas Central high-speed rail project...

Rail| October 27, 2015

Brookville to restore, modernize streetcars for El Paso project

The contract, valued at $18.8 million, includes completely stripping down the vehicle frames, repairing and replacing structural carbody components, a complete rewiring, truck remanufactures, door upgrades, and integration of modern technologies to provide a modern transit solution wrapped in a nostalgic, historical package.

Rail| October 21, 2015

Texas high-speed group announces design-build partnership

The agreement with Dallas to Houston Constructors, a joint venture between Archer Western Construction and Ferrovial Agroman US Corp., will provide work valued by Texas Central at $130 million.

Sustainability| August 27, 2015

U.S. commuters waste 7 billion hours sitting in traffic, report says

Washington, D.C. tops the list of gridlock-plagued cities, with 82 hours of delay per commuter, followed by Los Angeles (80 hours), San Francisco (78 hours), New York (74 hours) and San Jose, Calif. (67 hours).

Management & Operations| August 10, 2015

Capital Metro's 30th touts service, development accomplishments

Linda Watson’s fifth year at the agency was also recognized and her outstanding contributions were commended by her peers. To date, Watson’s accomplishments include launching MetroRapid, Austin’s first BRT service, on time and under budget, with ridership already meeting or exceeding expectations.

Rail| May 6, 2015

Rural critics band together to stop Texas bullet train

The president of the recently formed Texans Against High-Speed Rail is leading a coalition of critics backing several bills that could kill, or at least hobble the Dallas-to-Houston high-speed rail system.

Management & Operations| November 12, 2014

High-speed rail line quickens DART's transit plans

Officials also believe they have a rough financing plan that could fund the $983.4 million worth of projects in time. A key component that is missing is Texas Central Railway’s decision on the location of its Dallas station.
Accessibility| September 25, 2014

Texans don't see public transit as congestion cure, poll says

The findings also suggest that most Texans may be reluctant to make significant lifestyle changes to cope with congestion, such as changing where they live.

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