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Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes (credit: by Jonathan Gibby/Getty Images)

Road Debate Will Start Third Special Session

Gov. Rick Perry has called the Legislature back for a third special session to approve more money for roads, but the main sticking point centers on what is the most conservative way to fund them without raising taxes.

08/04/2013

The LBJ Freeway (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

Governor Perry Calls Third Special Session To Boost Road Funding

Governor Rick Perry has called lawmakers into a third special session minutes after the second special session formally ended.

CBS 11–07/30/2013

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House Attempts To Approve Transportation Funding

The Texas House is expected to work towards approving a new funding mechanism that would make about $900 million a year available for highways and bridges.

07/18/2013

Construction on the LBJ Express Project near Interstate 35E in Dallas. (credit: CBSDFW.com)

House Preliminarily OKs Road Funding Amendment

The House has given preliminary approval to a proposed constitutional amendment letting voters decide whether to provide about $900 million annually in additional funding for road building.

07/16/2013

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Texas House To Discuss Transportation Funding Bills

Though the abortion debate has dominated headlines, the Texas House convenes Monday to discuss increasing funding for highway and transportation infrastructure projects.

07/15/2013

Drivers wait in traffic during the afternoon commute. (credit: Mario Tama/Getty Images)

35W Transportation Advocates Push For Highway $

There’s a full court press from North Texas transportation advocates to get the legislature to pump more money into highways. It was the first topic on the list at Thursday’s Interstate-35W Coalition meeting in Fort Worth.

CBSDFW.COM–06/20/2013

A road construction crew works on a widening project. (credit: Getty Images/Joe Raedle)

State Senate Panel Mulls Transportation Funding

Texas lawmakers are pondering how to solve the state’s billion-dollar problem of paying for roads and other transportation projects.

06/12/2013

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DART Board Votes On New Downtown Tourist Shuttle Service

DART could start a new shuttle bus service in downtown this summer. On Monday the Transportation and Environment Council Committee was briefed on the $1.2 million Downtown Dallas Shuttle Project.

CBSDFW.COM–05/14/2013

American Airlines flight attendants arrive for work. (credit: cott Olson/Getty Images)

American Hires First Flight Attendants Since 9/11

Twenty four thousand people applied to become the first flight attendants hired by American Airlines since 9/11.

05/04/2013

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Texas-Oklahoma Passenger Rail Discussed

Transportation officials are studying the feasibility of adding high speed passenger rail service to alleviate road congestion along an 850-mile corridor extending from Oklahoma City into South Texas.

03/31/2013

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Arlington’s Cooper Street To Get Overdue Makeover

A stretch of one of Arlington’s busiest streets is about to get a makeover – and commuters say it’s about time.

02/27/2013

The LBJ Freeway (credit: David McNew/Newsmakers)

The Worst Roads For Traffic In North Texas Are….

Three DFW roads are now on Texas’ top 10 “transit challenges” list. Two are on the Dallas side, and one is in Fort Worth.

CBS 11–01/17/2013

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