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Senators are working on a $1.2 trillion infrastructure deal does not include the 'human infrastructure,' like health and child care, the president wanted, but does fund more traditional projects like roads, ports and water projects. But Democratic insistence on human infrastructure spending had some Republicans hesitating.

Tucson Mayor Romero and Phoenix Mayor Gallego joined other mayors and governors at the White House on Wednesday to push for the Biden administration’s $1.2 trillion infrastructure plan, a measure she has said is needed to reverse decades of “massive underinvestment.” Read more»

Freight rail in the U.S. is leading the world but passenger traffic lags regardless of environmental benefits.

The U.S. should give rail a chance as the quickest way to slash nearly a third of carbon emissions. Read more»

The 1903 disaster at Esmond Station, near Tucson and the deadliest train wreck in Arizona history, is an example of an incident that affected an entire community and changed the course of political history, but the crash and the place where it occurred, were unremembered and neglected for decades. Read more»

The Japanese Shinkansen is a high-speed trail used by JR Central in Japan. A private company is planning to build a rail line between Dallas and Houston using the same trains.

The Texas Legislature could put up major road blocks next year for a private firm's plans to build a high-speed rail project connecting Houston and Dallas now that a federal transportation board has decided the project falls under state jurisdiction. Read more»

Japan Central's N700 high speed train, the same train that a private firm wants to bring to Texas.

The private firm hoping to build a high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston has been celebrating a summer of successes. But three years after Texas Central Partners first revealed its ambitious venture, challenges remain. Read more»

The uncompleted new international railroad bridge near Brownsville passes over the border fence and US 281 before crossing the Rio Grande, 2013.

The United States and Mexico on Tuesday opened their first new rail link in more than a century as part of plans to update infrastructure carrying nearly $600 billion a year in bilateral trade, officials said. Read more»

Construction site on the Mexico side of the new Brownsville rail bridge.

After more than a year of wrangling between local leaders and the U.S. Department of Homeland Security over who should pay to move an X-ray machine, the first new rail bridge in more than a century connecting Mexico and the Rio Grande Valley is expected to open in February. Read more»

An interview with Tucson City Councilwoman Karin Uhlich (D-Ward 3). Also, the TREO CEO interview series continued with a conversation with Fletcher McCusker of Sinfonia Health Care Corporation and chair of the Rio Nuevo Board. Plus, state Sen. Bob Worsley, (R-District 25) on discussions regarding a major rail yard in central Pinal County. Read more»

Attorney John Munger, state Sen. Linda Lopez, Tucsoncitizen.com administrator Mark B. Evans, former Pima County Democratic Party chairman Paul Eckerstrom Read more»

Construction workers for the Mexican contracting company Coconao work on a segment of the new rail bridge that stands over the Rio Grande.

The last time the Texas-Mexico border witnessed a ribbon cutting for a railway bridge, the United States had yet to witness two world wars or Prohibition. And Mexico had not yet seen its own country in the throes of revolution. Read more»

Aftermath of Chatsworth rail disaster, Sept. 12, 2008.

The Obama administration announced Thursday that it will scale back federal rail safety rules spurred by a Southern California train wreck in 2008 that killed 25 people and hurt 135 others. Read more»

The aftermath of Chatsworth rail disaster on Sept. 12, 2008.

Less than four years after a California train disaster spurred passage of major safety legislation, railroad companies are pushing hard to relax the law's chief provision. Read more»

The Arizona Department of Transportation has released a draft report on rail transportation, laying out its plans for high speed rail in Arizona. The evidence points to high speed rail as a boondoggle waiting to happen. Read more» 2