December 30, 2016

 IH-35 and IH-30 are two key roads in the transportation infrastructure of Texas.  Both have full interstate status.  But having interstate status does not guarantee quality roads. 

Both IH-30 and IH-35 need continuous service roads throughout the corridor.  The inconsistent availability of service roads contr...

December 30, 2016

While many in the Dallas area refer to US 75 as I-75, it does not have true interstate status.  In fact, the part of 75 that travels through Dallas cannot be an interstate because there is not enough right of way. 

However, TEX-21 wants to connect and convert to I-45 the outer loop which goes through Kaufmann, Ellis, Da...

December 30, 2016

US 287 stretches all the way from the Texas Gulf coast up to the Canadian border.  It begins in Texas at Port Arthur/Beaumont and heads all the way through Amarillo, and north across the Texas border.  Having its beginnings in the Texas Gulf Coast near those two gulf ports, it has huge potential to be a premier transportati...

December 29, 2016

There is a growing consensus that our great state of Texas desperately needs transportation infrastructure improvements. 

Texas' population is rapidly increasing through new births, immigration, and people moving from other states.  The population grows an average of 2700 people every day, 365 days a year; totaling almost 1...

December 29, 2016

As more and more Americans flock to our nation’s 11 urban “megaregions [external link],” it’s more important than ever for communities to take a regional approach to Americans’ mobility needs.

That’s exactly what community leaders are doing in Fort Worth, Texas, where we all gathered to celebrate a new federal funding agreem...

December 23, 2016

A new alliance that aims to tackle transportation issues along Interstate 35 between San Antonio and Austin is strengthening plans for a passenger rail along the sprawling corridor.

The partnership brings together the three entities that control 100 percent of the transportation money for the region: the Alamo Area Metropoli...

December 22, 2016

The Panama Canal welcomed yesterday the largest capacity vessel to-date to transit the expanded locks—Hapag-Lloyd’s Valparaiso Express.

The 10,589 TEU neopanamax containership was specifically built to take advantage of the greater capacity offered by the expanded Panama Canal.

The passage ushers in a new era of mega-ships th...

December 21, 2016

“Men’s courses will foreshadow certain ends, to which, if persevered in, they must lead. But if the courses be departed from, the ends will change.”

- Charles Dickens, A Christmas Carol

Choices are like dominos. When you make one decision, it triggers the reaction for other situations to occur. Taking certain paths can affect...

Metro fired six workers after determining that nearly half of the agency’s 60-person track-inspection department created a pattern of fabrication and negligence that led to the derailment of a Silver Line train in July, the transit agency said Thursday.

The fired employees falsified track-inspection records for as long as th...

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) is taking entries for its 2017 Student Art Contest. Winners can earn a spot for their design on DART buses and trains, plus cash and other prizes.

The contest is open to public school, private school and home-schooled students in kindergarten through 12the grade. Designs must be original wo...

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