Supporters of high-speed rail say they’re thrilled that Dallas Mavericks basketball standout Luka Doncic recently tweeted in support of a proposed high-speed rail line from Dallas to Houston. They swear they didn’t put Doncic up to it. Meanwhile, those bullet train backers are fighting a pretty major battle in Austin to prevent opponents of the high-speed rail line — which would make it possible to travel between Texas’ two largest metro areas in 90 minutes — from killing the
Lawmakers are pushing more measures than ever before that could delay the Dallas-Houston bullet train project — and there’s even a special subcommittee tackling the topic. High-speed rail developers have been eyeing a 240-mile stretch of mostly rural land sandwiched between the urban hubs of Dallas and Houston for years. Their goal: buy it up and build America’s first bullet train. But several rural landowners don't plan on giving up their private property without a fight. An
The 10 FTA Regional Offices work with local transit officials in developing and processing grant applications. Major metropolitan areas have additional support located in those cities. Region 1 FTA Region 1 Office
55 Broadway, Suite 920
Cambridge, Massachusetts 02142-1093.
Telephone: (617) 494-2055
Fax: (617) 494-2865
(Connecticut, Massachusetts, Maine, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, and Vermont.) Region 2 FTA Region 2 Office
One Bowling Green, Room 429
Table 1. FTA Appropriations and Apportionments for Grant Programs Table 2. Section 5303 and 5304 Statewide and Metropolitan Planning Apportionments Table 3. Section 5307 and 5340 Urbanized Area Formula Appropriations Table 3A. Section 5307 Operating Assistance Special Rule Operator Caps Table 4. 5307 Apportionment Formula Table 5. Formula Apportionments Data Unit Values Table 6. Small Transit Intensive Cities Apportionments Table 7. Section 5309 Fixed Guideway Capital Investm
The Port of Port Arthur is preparing for the future with an expansion to handle more incoming cargo from increasingly larger ships that call on its docks. Crews have been installing scores of pilings that will hold the 600 feet of additional dock space once the $37 million expansion project is complete. But Tuesday’s groundbreaking ceremony at the Port Arthur International Seafarer’s Center wasn’t just about announcing new infrastructure. John Comeaux, president of the port’s
The proposed high-speed rail line that would carve a path through Madison County as a route between Houston and Dallas faced a couple of turns in the past week. State senator Brian Birdwell of Granbury successfully attached a rider to a state budgeting bill that would deny any public monies for the Texas Central Partners’ planned rail line, which Birdwell warns would be unregulated and unapproved by any state or federal entity. Meanwhile, area U.S. congressman Kevin Brady --
Special to the Meteor Sometimes when I read something in a newspaper or magazine, I look at the bottom of the article, to see whether or not there is a tag line that reads “Ad paid for by….”. This is one of those times! Everyone is entitled to their opinion. That’s what the Opinion page is for. I do have a problem, however, when a public figure writes an opinion piece, knowing full well that his/her credentials at the end of that article might tend to sway public opinion, esp
On Thursday, the Washington State Senate Transportation Committee passed its version (Senate Bill 5214) of a two-year statewide transportation funding appropriations bill. The bill includes several major line items for transportation studies and high-speed rail project development. The high-speed rail corridor currently being studied would be designed for speeds of 250 mph of greater for top speed and connect major cities from Vancouver, British Columbia to Portland, Oregon.