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Wednesday, October 22nd, 2014

First bullet train meeting focuses on station locations

Attendees at the first public meeting on a proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston told federal officials they’re for the project — so long as the stations are conveniently located downtown.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Audio: Is light rail going to solve Austin’s road congestion?

As the debate over rail projects takes place on state and local levels, Austin voters will weigh in this year on a ballot measure that would allow the city to borrow money toward expanding its light-rail network....

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The bullet train that could change everything

In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Proposed Dallas-Houston rail line to get federal review

The Federal Railroad Administration published a document on its website Wednesday officially kicking off a highly anticipated environmental review of a proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Friday, November 29th, 2013

Toll lanes on MoPac aim to ease way for cars — and buses

In 2015, an 11-mile stretch of Austin’s MoPac Boulevard will expand to eight lanes from six. The two new lanes will be tolled, giving drivers the chance to pay a premium to avoid the road’s frequent congestion....

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