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Trains in Houston — What Are They Hauling and Where are They Going?

Posted on · While a lot of attention has been paid to a proposed high-speed rail line between Houston and Dallas, and Houstonians in favor of mass transit expansion often push for additional light rail in town, trains don’t just haul people to and from portions of Greater Houston. In fact, their primary purpose is to haul goods. […]

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Crude-by-Rail Plummeting In Texas But Critics Insist Risk of Accidents Remains

Posted on · Last month, two freight trains collided head-on and erupted in flames near Amarillo. And this month is the anniversary of a far worse train catastrophe in Canada. The accidents are why some community groups say more needs to be done in Houston to make railways safer, especially when it comes to the transport of one […]