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Every 51 minutes in America, someone is killed in a drunk driving crash. And for every preventable drunk driving death — 10,265 in 2015 alone —exponentially more lives are forever changed by the loss of a parent, child, friend, or loved one.

But on December 7, as families across America are...

“People are crying out for relief,” said Sen. Bettencourt, who pegged relief under his proposal at $30 to $200 per year for average homeowners; cities fire back that lawmakers should be looking at school finance first.

The Texas Senate is taking its strongest run yet at revenue caps next session, putting it at the top of the...

AUSTIN — A specially created legislative panel on Wednesday approved a minimum for state savings that is likely to free up hundreds of millions over the next two years to help relieve congestion on Texas highways.

Since voters approved a constitutional amendment two years ago, money in the state's rainy day fund that exceeds...

November 30, 2016

SAN DIEGO, Nov. 30 (UPI) -- Sempra Energy said it filed the necessary paperwork to hasten the development of a port in Texas that could export liquefied natural gas, seen as a strategic asset.

Sempra, which has its headquarters in San Diego, filed applications with the U.S. Federal Energy Regulatory Commission for exports an...

November 30, 2016

The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has received its 10th consecutive clean, also known as unmodified, audit from independent auditors.

The Office of the Chief Financial Officer and Assistant Secretary for Budget and Programs released the details in the FY 2016 Agency Financial Report (AFR).

“Our nation continues to...

$84 million project would begin in 2018

The Texas Department of Transportation is gearing up for a major expansion of Texas 161 in Irving.

The Texas Department of Transportation is planning a major expansion to Texas 161 in Irving that would double the total number of lanes from four to eight in the area immediately south and...

NEW YORK — President-elect Donald Trump has picked Elaine Chao to become transportation secretary, a Trump transition official said Tuesday.

The announcement was expected later in the day, according to the official, who spoke on condition of anonymity because he was not authorized to speak publicly.

Chao, 63, was labor secret...

November 28, 2016

By Ben Wear - Austin American-Statesman Staff


A new Sunset Commission report says that the agency might not be fully ready for a coming boost in funding.

The report says TxDOT needs to make its road project selection process more objective and transparent.

And it gigs the agency for bidding and construction that res...

November 7, 2016

Eno Center for Transportation Releases Comprehensive Database of
Transportation Ballot Measures

WASHINGTON – This November, the power of the state and local governments in the American electoral process will be forcefully demonstrated. In addition to the presidential drama, another election story, with dramatic lessons about...

November 4, 2016

The Wholesale and Retail Trade sector relied on the most transportation services of any sector of the U.S. economy, according to Industry Snapshots: Uses of Transportation, a new report released today by the U.S. Department of Transportation’s Bureau of Transportation Statistics (BTS) (Table 1, Figure 1).

In 2014, the seven...

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