Transportation

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DISD Transportation Plan Reconsidered?

The plan that uses contracted van and taxi drivers to take Dallas Independent School District students to class instead of picking them up in school buses is apparently now being reconsidered.

CBS 11–08/30/2013

A sign sits on top of a taxi. (credit: AP Photo)

Parents Voice Concerns Over DISD Transportation Problems

Furious parents met with Dallas Independent School District leaders in two schools Thursday evening to vent concerns about the use of private taxis, vans, and limos to transport students to school.

CBS 11–08/29/2013

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Dallas Council Delays Vote On Car-For-Hire Service

The future of an app-driven limousine service, called Uber, in Dallas remains up for debate.

CBS 11–08/28/2013

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Code Changes Could Mean End Of Dallas Car-For-Hire Service

There’s one issue in particular that has phones ringing off the hook at Dallas City Hall. Leaders are getting calls about a battle over the popular car service — connected to an app — called “Uber.”

CBSDFW.COM–08/27/2013

Evening rush hour traffic. (credit: David McNew/Getty Images)

Texas Legislature Passes Roads Bill, Adjourns 3rd Special Session

The third time is a charm for Texas lawmakers, as the Texas Legislature ends the third special session of the year after passing a major transportation measure.

CBS 11–08/05/2013

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

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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

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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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