A bill to provide a modest revolving loan fund for Texas ports had smooth sailing through the Senate Transportation Committee last week, setting it on a positive course as it heads to the full Senate for consideration.

Senate Bill 28, sponsored by Sen. Brandon Creighton, R-Conroe, puts action behind a port study completed by...

Amazon is moving slowly but surely toward its goal of automated drone delivery. Following a successful delivery in the U.K. in December of last year, the company has now completed the first autonomous Prime Air delivery on public land in the US.

The delivery took place at the invite-only MARS 2017 conference in Palm Springs,...

Texas modular housing start-up Kasita has begun producing 33 square metre units costing $139,000 each.

The units, described as the “iPhone for housing” are delivered with a “queen-size bed, kitchen, bathroom, fridge–freezer, cooker and microwave”. 

The houses also contain “smart home” technology, such as personalised light an...

March 20, 2017

Senate Transportation, WEDNESDAY - 3/22/17 8:00 A.M., E1.016

SB 28 Creighton, Brandon Relating to the financing of ports in the state.

House Ways and Means, WEDNESDAY - 3/22/17 8:00 A.M., E2.012

HB 382 Murphy, Jim Relating to the exemption from ad valorem taxation of real property leased to and used by certain schools.

HB 390...

The president's plan would cut off funding next year for 16 projects that are awaiting a funding agreement

Financing for more than a dozen large-scale transit projects funded in part with federal transit grants is currently jeopardized by President Trump's plan to eliminate the $2.3 billion per year New Starts program.

Trump'...

March 19, 2017

The Panama Canal Authority has welcomed the 1,000th Neopanamax vessel through the waterway, less than nine months after the inauguration of the Expanded Canal.

On Sunday, March 19, the container ship Mediterranean Shipping Company's MSC Anzu made the historic 1,000th transit through the Expanded Canal, heading northbound fro...

The world’s first modular glass-fibre reinforced plastic bridge, 70% lighter than steel, has been launched by design consultancy Arup and bridge specialist Mabey.

Mabey is the first licensed distribution partner of the post-tensioned bridge, which is designed to be assembled in hard-to-reach places where large cranes or heav...

March 17, 2017

The American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials has notified Congress that it fully supports legislation to repeal a controversial regulation on metropolitan planning organizations, saying that rule would add "significant additional legal and administrative requirements" to a system that already works...

State Rep. Charlie Geren isn’t about to let Texas get left in the dust when driverless vehicles start easing their way into everyday life. Especially since car manufacturers need somewhere to test them and could one day need someplace to mass produce them.

“I don’t want General Motors, or Ford, or Volkswagen, or Uber or anyb...

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