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2014-04-07 08:21:03

Norfolk Southern, Genesee & Wyoming CEOs to address changes on Class I, short-line railroads; More rail shipper presentations scheduled SAN FRANCISCO, April 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- "Navigating the Changing Landscape" is the theme of the 2014 North American Rail Shippers meeting (www.railshippers.com) in San Francisco, May 28-30, at the Parc 55 Wyndham Hotel. This year's agenda includes chief executive officers from both Norfolk Southern and Genesee & Wyoming, operator of 111...

2014-03-13 23:22:47

The I-35 corridor is getting an overhaul between Hillsboro and Salado and there is new traveler information available to you. Frequent night time lane closures in this span of construction could cause some travel delay to Dallas, Austin and San Antonio I-35 commuters who travel through this area. College Station, TX (PRWEB) March 13, 2014 As motorists who regularly travel I-35 through Central Texas know, construction work is well under way to dramatically improve mobility and safety in...

2013-09-03 16:22:51

Texas data shows young, Hispanic men at high risk for alcohol-related holiday crashes AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 3, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- With the Mexican Independence Day weekend approaching, the Texas Department of Transportation reminds travelers to appoint a sober driver and stay safe during a time that historically sees an increase in the number of alcohol-related crashes. TxDOT's awareness campaign, Toma> Maneja> Carcel, aims to reach the state's growing Hispanic population,...

2013-08-19 16:20:40

Crashes involving pedestrians, bicyclists on the rise in Texas AUSTIN, Texas, Aug. 19, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Back-to-school means back-to-traffic, and as students return to the classroom this fall, the Texas Department of Transportation calls on drivers to "Drive Friendly. Drive Safe." to reduce crashes involving pedestrians and bicyclists. In 2012, vehicles on Texas roads struck more than 5,000 pedestrians resulting in 2,962 serious injuries and 481 fatalities. Vehicles also struck more than...

2013-05-29 12:20:35

TxDOT urges Texans to line up a P.A.S.S. to avoid arrest, injury or death AUSTIN, Texas, May 29, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Whether attending a backyard barbecue, going to an outdoor concert or enjoying a lazy day on the river, Texans are planning for summer fun. As plans are made, more thought must also go into planning for a sober driver if drinking is involved. Over the past five summers, alcohol-related fatalities increased by more than 10 percent in Texas. To curb this trend and...

2013-04-15 12:20:46

Shipper, rail and regulatory leaders will open Day 1; US Silica and AAR-UP presidents to share views BALTIMORE, April 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- More than 20 railroad, shipping and regulatory leaders will be in BaltimoreMay 29-31 for the 2013 North American Rail Shippers meeting  (www.railshippers.com) --sharing their thoughts on issues ranging from fracturing to finance and carloadings to Congress. Opening the session at the Baltimore Hilton Inner Harbor Hotel will be Association of...

2013-03-05 12:20:16

TxDOT reminds motorists that "buzzed" driving is drunk driving AUSTIN, Texas, March 5, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Spring - March 1(st) through May 31(st) - marks the most dangerous season on Texas roadways for alcohol-related traffic crashes. That's why the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding motorists to line up a P.A.S.S. - a Person Appointed to Stay Sober - because even "buzzed" driving is drunk driving. In 2011, spring accounted for 26 percent of all alcohol-related...

2013-02-12 12:25:12

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 12, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- It's time for Valentines. Love is in the air this time of year, and traffic safety experts are out reminding teens to love their lives and buckle up. As part of its annual effort to encourage new teen drivers to buckle up, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is partnering with high schools across the state in its Teen Click It or Ticket campaign to talk to teens about how buckling up can save their lives. Every year, new teen drivers...

2013-01-28 16:20:16

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 28, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Texas football fans spend weeks preparing for Sunday's big game - deciding where to watch the game, the luckiest shirt to wear, and what snacks and refreshments to serve. Too often though, Texans forget to make the most important game-day decision, to either pass up that drink or pass off their keys to a sober driver. Drinking and driving after the Super Bowl is a serious problem in Texas. Texas Department of Transportation records show on Feb....

2012-12-27 12:20:03

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 27, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- New Year's Eve is a night of celebration and hope for a happier, healthier future, but if your celebration doesn't include having a sober ride home, your new year could begin on a much different note. In their efforts to reduce drinking and driving, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding Texans that having a sober ride home may be the most important part of their New Year's celebrations. TxDOT's Holiday P.A.S.S. (Person Appointed to...