February 9, 2018

This morning we saw some fresh evidence that, if you are a pedestrian, this city is passively trying to make you inconvenienced, if not actively trying to kill you.

Even without any sidewalk-blocking construction, walking in Dallas can be dangerous, something backed up by the data and plenty of personal anecdotes: Spend a we...

Texans continue to clean up the destruction Hurricane Harvey left as it ravaged the Coastal Bend and Houston area. That clean up includes thousands of staff members with the Texas Department of Transportation. The agency dispatched about 3,600 employees and 2,500 pieces of equipment to areas affected by Harvey, an official...

AUSTIN — They’re still working on the railroad, but while advocates of the high-speed train linking Dallas and Houston remain bullish about getting off the drawing board and on track, new barriers could loom.

“We’re going to do everything we can to get ourselves inserted into the special (legislative) session” scheduled to b...

Texas voters overwhelming approved the allocation of a small portion of sales tax revenue for roads (Proposition 7) in the 2015 election. The 83 percent of voters supported the measure, sending a clear message to invest more of our resources in roads and bridges to make highways safer and to address ever-growing traffic con...

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...

James Bass, the Texas Department of Transportation’s executive director for the past 13 months, is recovering at home after suffering a “mild stroke” on Friday, TxDOT officials said Thursday.

Bass, 50, a career TxDOT employee who had been the agency’s chief financial officer for 11 years before getting the top job, was in a...

January 24, 2017

U.S. Department of Transportation selects Texas as 1 of 10 testing locations for autonomous vehicle technology

AUSTIN – The U.S. Department of Transportation (USDOT) has named Texas a national Automated Vehicle (AV) Proving Ground for the testing of connected and automated vehicle technologies. The designation establishes Te...

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 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...

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