State: More Funds Dedicated To Texas Roads If Prop 7 PassesThe upcoming election means voters will have to decide if the state should spend more money to help ease traffic congestion. It all comes down to Proposition 7.
Fed Battle Over Funding Could Mean More Congestion On Texas HighwaysTXDOT Leadership was very clear in explaining how early preparation for construction of vital projects may be delayed because of inaction by the Federal Government
Bill Would Allow Businesses To Cut Down Trees Around BillboardsA Texas lawmaker is proposing a bill that would allow businesses to cut down trees along highways and interstates so that billboards would be more visible.
Pothole Problems Persist Along Interstate-35WLast week’s ice and snow storm melted over the weekend to reveal many highways littered with potholes. Many who stayed home at that time, are now finding the holes an obstacle in the daily commute.
Pothole Problems Will Get Worse Before They Get BetterSo, you're driving after the North Texas ice has finally melted. Great! Then, bam you hit a gigantic pothole. Sorry. And unfortunately those dips in the pavement and asphalt are going to get worse before they get better.
Texas Seeing Deadly Side Effect To Fracking BoomBooming production of oil and natural gas has exacted a little-known price on some of the nation's roads, contributing to a spike in traffic fatalities in states where many streets and highways.
Study: Self-Driving Cars Would Eliminate Majority Of Traffic Deaths, CongestionIn some ways, computers make ideal drivers: They don't drink and then climb behind the wheel.
Experts: Texas Heading Toward A Transportation CrisisSome experts claim Texas is headed for a transportation crisis unless the state comes up with more money for highways. The current gasoline tax paid when you fill up at the pump doesn't come close to keeping up with building and maintaining Texas highways.
Snowplow Simulator Offers Rare Chance To Practice In DallasIn an area that gets a mere 3 inches of snow a year, Dallas snowplow drivers live in fear of major winter storms like the one that crippled their city almost two years ago, the week before it was to host the Super Bowl.
TxDOT: Oil & Gas Boom Hard On State RoadwaysThe oil, gas and wind industries have been huge for the Texas economy. One result of that boom has also meant that the oversized tractor-trailers and other heavy equipment used in energy production are taking a terrible toll on Texas roads.
TxDOT Signs To Regularly Display Traffic Death NumbersThe Texas Department of Transportation is hoping that a sobering new message on highway digital message boards will help save lives in the state. The advisory flashing on the boards lets drivers know that 1,785 people have died on Texas roads this year.
Senate Ready To Pass Highway Programs OverhaulThe Senate is poised Tuesday to pass an overhaul of highway and transit programs.