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2011-11-08 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 9, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- Football game days are among the heaviest days for alcohol consumption, according to a 2007 study by the University of Texas. In a state where football reigns, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is tackling this issue with their "Know When to Pass" campaign, which aims to increase awareness of the dangers of game day drinking and encourage fans to pass their keys to a sober driver when they plan to drink. Game day drinking and...

2011-10-07 14:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Oct. 7, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- "I'd like to thank Governor Perry for his trust in me to continue TxDOT down a path of responsiveness, change and modernization. I look forward to leading the department as it becomes a better TxDOT, living up to the expectations of the Governor, the Legislature and our stakeholders. "Texas is a national leader in infrastructure and transportation system development, and I intend to reaffirm our place among the best, strongest and...

2011-09-29 14:34:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- During their regular monthly meeting Thursday, the Texas Transportation Commission selected Phil Wilson as the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) 19th executive director, effective October 17, 2011. Wilson currently serves as senior vice president of public affairs for Luminant, an electric generation company headquartered in Dallas, and previously served as Texas Secretary of State. As secretary, Wilson was responsible for...

2011-09-12 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Sept. 13, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- According to figures from the National Center for Health Statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death for children 14 years old and younger. The National Highway Safety Administration (NHTSA) estimates that roughly 3 out of 4 child safety seats are not used correctly. Correctly installed child safety seats and booster seats save lives - offering the best protection for children in the event of a crash. The Texas Department...

2011-06-28 23:01:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Fourth of July holiday consistently ranks as one of the deadliest holiday weekends for traffic accidents. Statistics gathered by NHTSA over the past 25 years show that, on average, about half of all deadly traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday are related to alcohol. Last year, in Texas there were 337 alcohol related traffic crashes over the July Fourth holiday weekend. That's why TxDOT, law enforcement officials, and other key...

2011-06-17 12:10:00

AUSTIN, Texas, June 17, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- This month the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will be airing an educational campaign in a mini telenovelas series format in an effort to educate the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format. "We created these educational telenovelas on drinking and driving to reach Hispanic women and men who...

2011-03-15 18:06:00

Also Believes the Court Erred by Failing to Recognize the Arbitrary & Capricious Nature of the STB's Analysis CHICAGO, March 15, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- In response to the United States Court of Appeals for the District of Columbia Circuit's March 15 decision upholding the Surface Transportation Board's (STB) December 24, 2008, decision approving the purchase of the EJ&E rail line by Canadian National Railway (CN), the TRAC Coalition lauds the Court for affirming that the...

2011-02-08 12:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Feb. 8, 2011 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) "Teen Click It or Ticket" campaign will launch statewide following the success of a five-county pilot program aimed at increasing seat belt use among young drivers and passengers ages 16-20. Since the roll out of the pilot program in May 2009, both teen drivers and passengers buckled up for safety - with as much as a 9.1 percent increase in the number of teen drivers using seat belts according to...

2011-01-05 15:36:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 5, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Restructure Council today outlined its recommendations for material, fundamental and lasting positive impacts on TxDOT's organizational effectiveness. Noting that TxDOT has already implemented changes improving its operations, the Council presented its final report during a special meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission. The Council's recommendations include: Changing TxDOT's...

2010-11-30 07:00:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Nov. 30, 2010 /PRNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched a series of mini telenovelas this month in an effort to extend the message to the Hispanic community about the consequences of drinking and driving. TxDOT is one of the first U.S. state agencies to tackle the dangers of drinking and driving through the telenovela format, which is very popular in the Spanish-speaking community. The telenovelas aired as thirty second and two minute spots...