Transportation and Infrastructure

Rep. Cuellar to Host International Meeting with Federal Railroad Administration on Rail Service between U.S. and Mexico

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Congressman Henry Cuellar, (D-TX-28), will host a two-day international meeting with the Federal Railroad Administration, state and federal agencies and their Mexican counterparts to discuss standards and protocols for rail service from the United States to Mexico. The meetings, brought together as a result of appropriations language passed by Congressman Cuellar, will take place from Monday, Janu... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Sworn Into 115th Congress

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX28) was sworn into his seventh term in the United States House of Representatives by Speaker Paul Ryan. Congressman Cuellar stands by House Speaker Paul Ryan as he takes the official oath of office as the 115th Congress formally convened on Tuesday in Washington, D.C. The Speaker of the House led today's traditional swearing-in ceremony on the floor of the U.S... Read more »

Reps. Cuellar, Vela, Gonzalez Sworn Into 115th Congress

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28), Filemon Vela (D-TX-34) and Vicente Gonzalez (D-TX- 15) were sworn into the 115th Congress of the United States House of Representatives by Speaker Paul Ryan. The three congressmen have pledged to work together in the new Congress to bring results for the people of Hidalgo County by working to enhance border security, international trade, jobs, education,... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Provides Update on International Bridges I and II Renovation Project

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Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) toured International Bridges I and II with representatives from the General Services Administration (GSA), U.S. Customs and Border Protection (CBP), the City of Laredo, and the City of Nuevo Laredo. During the tour, Congressman Cuellar was given an update on the renovations at both international crossing facilities. Earlier this year, an $88.8 million ren... Read more »

Rep. Cuellar Brings Transportation Groups Together to Develop Federal Transportation Grant to Increase Trade in Laredo

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today brought together trade and transportation officials for a meeting at Laredo City Hall to discuss the development of a federal grant application to the U.S. Department of Transportation’s (DOT) Fostering Advancements in Shipping and Transportation for the Long-term Achievement of National Efficiencies (FASTLANE) grant. The FASTLANE program provides dedicate... Read more »

Congressman Cuellar Announces $5 million in Federal Funding to Laredo Intl Airport for Noise Mitigation, Honor Recently-Retired Airport Manager for Over 30 Years of Service

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Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) today announced the awarding of $5 million in federal funds from the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Airport Improvement Program to the Laredo International Airport. Congressman Cuellar also honored retired Laredo International Airport Manager Jose Luis Flores with a congressional certificate of recognition for 32 years of service with the City of Laredo, ... Read more »

POSTA: Abrirán al público estudio de tren rápido Mty-San Antonio

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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 Dis... Read more »

THE YUCATAN TIMES: High speed train will unite Mexico and the USA

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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 dete... Read more »

SAN ANTONIO BUSINESS JOURNAL: Texas Congressman: San Antonio-Austin high-speed rail not dead

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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 temporari... Read more »

MASS TRANSIT MAG: Public Gets a Closer Look at Proposed HSR Link to San Antonio

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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 cha... Read more »