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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...

2009-03-24 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...

2009-02-26 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...

2009-01-06 09:30:00

New document describes changes to original development plans, responds to public concern AUSTIN, Texas, Jan. 6 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- Before approximately 1,200 attendees at the fourth annual Texas Transportation Forum Tuesday, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Executive Director Amadeo Saenz unveiled Innovative Connectivity in Texas|Vision 2009, outlining updated guidelines for development of the Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC). The document describes the transformation of the...

2008-12-19 09:44:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 19 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is looking for innovative and environmentally-sensitive ways to move freight across the state. But before the agency puts pen to paper on the planning side, they are asking transportation specialists for "how to" ideas. TxDOT published a Request for Information (RFI) today asking for suggestions on how to develop future freight transport systems that minimize environmental impacts,...

2008-12-15 12:41:00

AUSTIN, Texas, Dec. 15 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- State leaders and transportation experts will kick off 2009 at one of the largest transportation events in the state. Be a part of the transformation as the Texas Department of Transportation co-hosts the Fourth Annual Texas Transportation Forum January 5 - 7, at the Hilton Hotel in downtown Austin. National speakers T. Boone Pickens, business entrepreneur; Richard Gephardt, Former Majority Leader of the U.S. House of Representatives; and...

2008-07-25 18:00:45

By Karen Smith Welch, Amarillo Globe-News, Texas Jul. 25--A $44.2 million Interstate 27 improvement project delayed by state funding woes could be back on the books for the 2012 fiscal year. The project would widen I-27 to three lanes in each direction from Western Street south to Loop 335/Hollywood Road, David Miller, a planner with the Texas Department of Transportation's Amarillo District, said Thursday. The stretch of I-27 carries an estimated 44,000 vehicles a day, Miller...

2008-07-25 15:00:41

BARRINGTON, Ill., July 25 /PRNewswire/ -- The following statement has been issued by the TRAC (The Regional Answer to Canadian National) Coalition which represents more than 40 suburban communities in response to the STB Environmental Impact Study: "While we have not had time to fully review this very lengthy document, we remain committed to serving as advocates for the more than one million residents who are negatively impacted by the proposed EJ&E acquisition by Canadian National....


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