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  • Rep. Cuellar Brings Transportation Groups Together to Develop Federal Transportation Grant to Increase Trade in Laredo
    Posted in Press Release on November 4, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Trade, Jobs and Economy

    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 dedicated funding for projects that address critical freight issues facing our nation’s highways and bridges... Read more

  • Rep. Cuellar Announces Nearly $5 million in federal funds for Rio Water Supply Corporation and Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation
    Posted in Press Release on October 26, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy, Agriculture

    Today Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced close to $5 million in federal funds for the Rio Water Supply Corporation and the Rio Grande City Economic Development Corporation. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) and USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin present a check for $4,650,000 to the Rio Water Supply Corporation in Rio Grande City on Wednesday. Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-25) and USDA Rural Development Texas State Director Paco Valentin present a check for ... Read more

  • Congressman Cuellar Announces $1 Million DOJ Grant to Mission Police Department
    Posted in Press Release on October 19, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Jobs and Economy

    Today, Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) announced $1 million in grant funding from the U.S. Department of Justice’s (DOJ) Office of Community Oriented Policing Services (COPS Office), COPS Hiring Program (CHP), to the City of Mission Police Department. With these funds, the police department will increase their community policing capacity and crime prevention efforts by hiring eight new law enforcement officers, bringing the total number of police officers to 157. The new officers will be hir... 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

  • Rep. Cuellar Encourages Public Participation in Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Meeting Tomorrow
    Posted in Press Release on August 8, 2016 | Preview rr
    Tags: Transportation, Jobs and Economy

    LAREDO, Texas – Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX-28) is encouraging residents of Laredo, Webb County and the surrounding area to participate in the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study Public Meeting to be held in Laredo on Tuesday, August 9, 2016 from 6 to 8 p.m., at the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) offices located at 1817 Bob Bullock Loop. The purpose of the meeting is for TxDOT to present the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) for the Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study (... Read more