SAN ANTONIO — Could 'Trackless Trains' or 'Trackless Rail' be part of San Antonio's future?


I talked with San Antonio City Councilman Rey Saldana about that recently.

He said the new high-tech concept out of China is being looked at as a possibility for the future of some major traffic corridors - which are still being...

Amtrak and a Texas high-speed passenger rail project will link ticketing and other services in the Lone Star state.

An agreement between Texas Central and Amtrak will allow the former’s passengers to use Amtrak’s reservation system to buy tickets for through travel on both the planned $12.5-billion Texas Bullet Train and Amt...

May 14, 2018

The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has hit a significant milestone in the construction of the U.S. 183 South project, as work is now about 50% completed.

Construction crews have completed the first stretch of the new northbound general-purpose lanes between 51st Street and Manor/Springdale Road...

The region’s transportation planning group is on the verge of taking a vote which will determine whether Fort Worth becomes a central player in the development of high speed rail.

Our message to Regional Transportation Council members voting Thursday: jump aboard. This train shouldn’t leave the station without Fort Worth as...

Across a highway from the gates to the Port of Savannah, crews have cleared trees and driven pilings into the sandy soil to support bridges and a lattice of future rail lines.

Though the construction site is only a few hundred feet from where cranes load and offload freight from giant cargo ships, Georgia Ports Authority off...

January 24, 2018

Carma Sullivan’s farmland has been in her husband’s family for nearly six generations. Their business is a noble one, growing crops for meager profits, but their way of life is under threat because of the Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project.

The Sullivan family farm sits on about 1,000 acres at the edge of Ellis County...

January 23, 2018

The Virginia Department of Transportation (VDOT) is expanding its use of big data to offer transportation analytics to city and regional planners across the commonwealth.

Virginia officials announced the commitment on Friday as part of a statewide effort that began in 2016 to analyze data collected from mobile devices, comme...

January 10, 2018

I am guessing that most every blog reader has heard the somewhat-contemptuous phrase, "good enough for government work," used to discuss production that is mediocre at best and slipshod at worst. What few know, however, is the origin of this phrase, as discussed by Doris Kearns Goodwin in No Ordinary Time, her 1995 book abo...

January 10, 2018

For the first time in more than 30 years, Congress has passed a major overhaul of the tax code. The Senate and House have approved the GOP compromise bill, and President Trump is expected to sign it before the end of the year.

The final bill is better than initially expected for state and local governments, but key provision...

September 8, 2017

With rail lines to Gulf Coast ports out of commission, ships grounded, and crews surveying ship channels for shifting sand and displaced navigation aids, cotton, sorghum and wheat growers fear a halt in deliveries will lower prices and force foreign grain importers to look for other markets.

As of Thursday, port facilities r...

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