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2009-10-30 11:17:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas vehicle owners, motor carrier operators and vehicle dealerships will soon be doing business with a new state agency when the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles (TxDMV) begins operations Monday, November 2. The new agency, which will have more than 600 employees, will oversee the state's motor vehicle services, including registering and titling passenger vehicles, granting operating authority to commercial motor carriers, regulating...

2009-10-13 08:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 13 /PRNewswire/ -- Local and state law enforcement have been encouraging drivers for years to Click It or Ticket. TxDOT has teamed up with Texas law enforcement who will be on the roads October 19 - 25 for National Teen Driver Safety Week to remind teens to buckle up, no matter where they're riding in the car. TxDOT observational surveys have shown that Texas kids and teens ages 5 - 16 aren't buckling up 71.1 percent of the time in the back seat, versus 21.7 percent...

2009-08-18 10:35:00

TxDOT's five goals: reduce congestion, enhance safety, expand economic opportunity, improve air quality and increase the value of transportation assets. AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 18 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Hurricane season has arrived along with a flurry of activity around the State -- government agencies, volunteer groups and private sector partners, all getting ready for the next big storm. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plays a critical role in storm education, evacuation...

2009-08-03 17:51:00

Social media networks help communicate important transportation-related information AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 3 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation doesn't just try to keep traffic flowing, they try to keep information flowing, too. To better inform and engage the public, TxDOT is now using several social media platforms to discuss area highways and projects, statewide programs, and other transportation-related initiatives in Texas. TxDOT joins the chorus of...

2009-07-30 12:30:00

Texas Transportation Commission votes to create toll violation recovery program SAN ANGELO, Texas, July 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Delinquent toll payers may soon get a break on violation fees under a one- time toll violation recovery program approved Thursday at the Texas Transportation Commission's monthly meeting. In approving the measure, the state's five transportation commissioners directed Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) staff to develop a program that would reduce...

2009-07-23 11:07:00

AUSTIN, Texas, July 23 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Consumers purchasing or leasing defective new vehicles received $7.6 million in relief through the Texas Lemon Law in 2008 and more than $101.6 million in relief since 1993. The 2008 Lemon Law report, released by the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Motor Vehicle Division (MVD), lists number of complaints filed, defects reported and complaint disposition. Since consumers usually have owned a motor vehicle at least one year...

2009-06-02 11:51:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 2 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texans could soon be sporting a new look when the state begins issuing a colorful license plate that was clearly a citizen favorite in an online e-Vote early last year. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) made the announcement today at a news conference that the state's new general-issue license plate would be available for purchase in two weeks at county tax offices and designated locations handling titles, registration, and...

2009-03-24 11:32:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 24 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Brown and green could dominate as the colors most visible along many Texas roadsides this spring, rather than the preferred pastels of wildflowers Texas motorists are accustomed to seeing this time of year. Even though this may be the case, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) predicts roadways will not be completely without bright flora as wildflower seedlings struggled to survive the recent Texas drought. "Lack of adequate...

2009-03-05 17:46:00

AUSTIN, Texas, March 5 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials recommended that transportation projects be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the economic stimulus package. Stimulus fund spending was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission at a special meeting today. Commission action on more than $1 billion in stimulus spending was delayed for a week so that commissioners and TxDOT staff could...

2009-02-26 14:54:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 26 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials recommended that roadway, transit, and aviation projects be funded under the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act (ARRA), commonly known as the economic stimulus package. Stimulus fund spending was approved by the Texas Transportation Commission today. The commission approved stimulus funds for 266 roadway and bridge maintenance and rehabilitation projects valued at $505,675,806...


Word of the Day
penuche
  • A fudgelike confection of brown sugar, cream or milk, and chopped nuts.
'Penuche' is a variant of 'panocha,' a coarse grade of sugar made in Mexico. 'Panocha' probably comes from the Spanish 'panoja, panocha,' ear of grain.
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