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Study: Texas’ Infrastructure Best In U.S.

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NORTH TEXAS (CBSDFW.COM) – According to a study by CNBC, Texas’ overall transportation infrastructure is ranked as the best in the country.

The CNBC study measured each state’s transportation system by the value of goods shipped by air, land and water.  The availibility of air travel and the quality of the roads in each state were also examined.

“Texas is making the proper investment in infrastructure and being recognized as a national leader proves we are on the right track,” said Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Executive Director Phil Wilson in a press release. “Achieving this great honor, however, would not be possible without the hard work and commitment of all TxDOT employees statewide.”

“Good transportation infrastructure is vital to achieving economic development in our state. It’s nice to see our efforts are paying off here in Texas,” said Representative Larry Phillips, Chair of the House Transportation Committee.

“We continuously work with all of our partners to address transportation needs throughout the state-from highways to ports to rail to aviation” Wilson said.

Despite Texas’ number one ranking in terms of the value of items shipped over its transportation system, North Texas drivers are dealing with some high numbers of their own as they contend with the most congested freeways in the state.  A 2011 study by TxDOT found that the LBJ Freeway carries more than 300,000 cars per day despite being built to handle only 120,000.

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