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  • LAREDO MORNING TIMES: TMC Wants to Leave Laredo
    Posted in In The News on January 10, 2017 | Preview rr

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  • Se Aprueba Legislación de Cuéllar-Cornyn, Ley de Mejora del Comercio Fronterizo
    Posted in In The News on December 6, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade, Appropriations, Jobs and Economy

    La legislación del congresista demócrata por el distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar, la Ley de Mejoramiento del Comercio Transfronterizo de 2016 (H.R. 875 Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act of 2016), fue aprobado hoy por un voto de voz en la Cámara de Representantes de forma unánime. La legislación bipartidista y bicameral otorgará a la oficina de Aduanas y Protección Fronteriza de los Estados Unidos (CBP) y a la Administración de Servicios Generales (GSA) la autoridad para establecer alianzas i... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Congratulates Senator Cornyn on Senate Passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act
    Posted in In The News on November 30, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Trade

    Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today congratulated Senator John Cornyn on Senate passage of the Cross-Border Trade Enhancement Act, a bill that he and Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) introduced in February 2015. Yesterday, the bill passed the U.S. Senate by unanimous consent. The bipartisan, bicameral legislation will give U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP) and the General Services Administration (GSA) the authority to enter into innovative partnerships with local governments and private sect... Read more

  • POSTA: Abrirán al público estudio de tren rápido Mty-San Antonio
    Posted in In The News on August 15, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    El estudio de viabilidad para el desarrollo de un tren de alta velocidad que iría desde San Antonio, Texas, hasta Monterrey, Nuevo León, estará disponible para revisión y comentarios del público el próximo 29 de agosto; sin embargo, el Departamento de Transporte de Texas junto con la Administración Federal de Ferrocarriles publicará el estudio final a principios del 2017. El congresista por el Distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuéllar dijo que con esta ruta, los pasajeros harían en dos horas un viaje ... Read more

  • THE YUCATAN TIMES: High speed train will unite Mexico and the USA
    Posted in In The News on August 13, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    Texas’ Department of Transportation is currently researching the possibility of the construction of a high-speed rail that travels from San Antonio, Texas to Monterrey, Nuevo León, Mexico. The research will focus on the creation of the so-called “bullet train” that will take passengers between these two cities. Results will be delivered to the city of Laredo, Texas to be evaluated and finally determine if its development is feasible or not. The project was originally presented in early 2014 to t... Read more

  • SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Texas Congressman: San Antonio-Austin high-speed rail not dead
    Posted in In The News on August 12, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    A 17-1 vote by the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization may have put the brakes on a proposed passenger rail project intended to improve mobility between San Antonio and Austin, but at least one federal lawmaker believes an alternate plan to connect the two metro areas by high-speed rail could gain more traction. The Lone Star Rail District has decided to suspend work at least temporarily on the Environmental Impact Statement for its proposed LSTAR project, which would link several ci... Read more

  • MASS TRANSIT MAG: Public Gets a Closer Look at Proposed HSR Link to San Antonio
    Posted in In The News on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    The Texas Department of Transportation held a public meeting Wednesday evening to share plans for a high-speed passenger train that could cross Texas, connecting to Mexico and to Oklahoma. Dozens attended but only two people, both members of the National Association of Railroad Passengers, commented, offering their endorsement of the plan. "To get them out of the car is going to be a monstrous challenge," said Bruce Ashton of San Antonio. Later, he added: "We do need to think about less concrete... Read more

  • EL FINANCIERO: En etapa decisiva Tren Bala EU-Mty
    Posted in In The News on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    El proyecto del tren bala entre San Antonio, Texas yMonterrey se encuentra en una fase definitoria para determinar el costo de su inversión, su financiamiento y el plazo para su construcción, señaló el congresista Henry Cuellar, uno de sus grandes impulsores y lobista de este proyecto. “Ya entramos a la fase final para definir que ruta se seguiría y aquí,Colombia, Nuevo León, tendría un gran despegue. Es un paso preliminar y la tarde de ayer hubo una presentación del estudio por parte del Depart... Read more

  • KGNS: TxDOT Holds Public Meeting To Conduct Passenger Rail Study
    Posted in In The News on August 11, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    As plans move forward to possibly build a passenger rail in south Texas through Oklahoma, congressman Henry Cuellar encourages residents to get involved. The Texas Department of Transportation held a public meeting to present the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study, a study made to determine the feasibility of developing the 850 mile-long rail service. Cuellar says public meetings give the public the opportunity to speak up about concerns- a Tuesday night's meeting congressman says people from ... Read more

  • FOX NEWS LATINO: Texas town used to Mexican migrants sees spike in flow of Cubans
    Posted in In The News on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    People in El Paso, used to a constant flow of immigrants from Mexico and Central America, are now seeing a lot of Cubans coming in across the various bridges that connect their town with Ciudad Juarez. They look pretty much like all others crossing the border, but volunteers here point out a difference: Cuban migrants are eager to get wi-fi access so they can communicate with family still back on the island, with family and friends already in the U.S., and especially with other Cubans behind the... Read more