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  • 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

  • EL ECONOMISTA: A toda marcha, tren ultraveloz San Antonio Texas-Monterrey
    Posted in In The News on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr

    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 (FRA, por su sigla en inglés) publicará el estudio final a principios del 2017, dijo a El Economista el congresista por el Distrito 28 de Texas, Henry Cuellar. Con esta ruta, ... Read more

  • UNIVISION: Texas, la nueva ruta del éxodo cubano
    Posted in In The News on August 10, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Border & Homeland Security

    El patrón de inmigración de cubanos a Estados Unidos está cambiando y prueba de ello es el creciente número de ciudadanos del país comunista que se aventuran a ingresar a suelo estadounidense por tierra, a través de la frontera texana. Para miles de cubanos cruzar la frontera entre México y Estados Unidos a través del territorio texano es una alternativa segura, según Alejandro Ruiz, fundador de la organización Cubanos en Libertad. Para Ruiz, la frontera texana se ha convertido en la nueva ruta ... Read more

  • CORPUS CHRISTI CALLER TIMES: Abbott: Harbor Bridge’s replacement will be ‘very special’
    Posted in In The News on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    It's finally happening. The long-awaited Harbor Bridge replacement project officially kicked off Monday with a ceremony that drew state and federal officials, who praised it as a kickstarter for the Coastal Bend's economy. Speaking amid 98-degree heat, Gov. Greg Abbott congratulated local and state leaders for working together to make the project a reality. Abbott joined U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, U.S. Rep. Blake Farenthold, Corpus Christi Mayor Nelda Martinez and other local and state leaders as th... Read more