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Peter LeCody

President of Texas Rail Advocates


Peter LeCody is the president of Texas Rail Advocates, a Dallas-based group that supports freight and passenger rail development. He is also chairman of the National Association of Railroad Passengers.

Latest Columns

Highway AND Railways: Let the voters decide

There is federal funding through the FAST Act and other programs that can be leveraged for passenger rail if Texas can step up and match it. Other conservative states, like Oklahoma and Utah, dedicate funding for passenger rail and transit and are seeing the benefits of transportation choices for their citizens. Texas has been shut out.

The Legislature’s all-out assault on passenger trains

It’s almost too late to start a statewide passenger rail network in Texas. Rail projects here have no dedicated source of revenue; no statewide projects are being considered by TxDOT. Future generations may regret that our elected leaders only focused on more highway development and left passenger train service on a dead-end track.

The case for high-speed rail in Texas

The future of business in Texas hinges on a transportation system that is fast, dependable and connects people with all modes of transportation. It's time for high-speed rail, and plans are moving forward faster than most people realize.