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The Roadway Safety Foundation (RSF) recently honored seven projects with National Roadway Safety Awards for 2021. The biennial awards program—sponsored by RSF and the Federal Highway Administration—honors "projects and programs that cost-effectively help the nation achieve progress toward…
October 11, 2021
The Metro Transit Authority of Harris County, Texas (METRO) Board of Directors recently adopted the Authority's first Sustainability Vision Statement. The vision statement includes a series of environmentally sustainable initiatives and investments, including the adoption of a 100% zero-emission…
August 26, 2021
Grand Parkway project in Houston to receive federal loan
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The U.S. Department of Transportation (U.S. DOT) will provide a $605.33 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for the SH 99 Grand Parkway Segments H & I in Houston. According to U.S. DOT, the project is the outer ring tollway construction project in the…
August 24, 2021
The Texas Transportation Commission recently made a decision to conditionally select Lone Star Constructors—a partnership between Fluor Heavy Civil LLC and Austin Bridge & Road LP—as the design-build contractor for the highly anticipated I-35E Phase II Project in Dallas County. The Texas…
August 03, 2021
Texas DOT breaks ground on Oak Hill Parkway project after decades of planning
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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) last week officially began construction on the Oak Hill Parkway project in the Austin area. Decades in the making, the Oak Hill Parkway project will accommodate current and future growth by adding lanes for drivers traveling through Oak Hill, as well…
July 07, 2021
With help from federal COVID-19 relief funding, the Texas Transportation Commission has approved $89 million in transit funding at its June meeting. It is the largest amount of funding at one time for transit agencies across the state. This funding supports equitable, reliable transit services that…
July 01, 2021
Texas A&M Transportation Institute Publishes 2021 Urban Mobility Report
Texas A&M Transportation Institute Publishes 2021 Urban Mobility Report
This release was provided by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute: America’s worst public health crisis in a century flattened roadway congestion to levels not seen in 40 years, but the respite was short-lived, according to the 2021 Urban Mobility Report (UMR) from the Texas A&M…
June 30, 2021
Late last week, U.S. Sens. Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Susan Collins (R-Maine), Jerry Moran (R-Kan.), Roger Wicker (R-Miss.), Cynthia Lummis (R-Wyo.), and Marsha Blackburn (R-Tenn.) introduced a resolution calling on the Biden administration's Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) to end its…
June 29, 2021
The U.S. Department of Transportation announced that it is halting any acquisition of properties over the widely critiqued I-45 expansion project in Houston, according to Harris County Precinct One Commissioner Rodney Ellis. Also known as the North Houston Highway Improvement Project (NHHIP), the…
June 24, 2021
The Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a total of $250 million in federal funding allocations to 22 transit projects in the agency's Capital Investment Grants (CIG) program. FTA says the funding is meant to help communities across the country protect the jobs of workers…
June 16, 2021
The Central Texas Regional Mobility Authority has partnered with Waycare to use real-time data from connected vehicles and advanced roadway sensors to expedite the detection of traffic incidents and improve response and clearance times. Waycare’s system uses machine learning and AI to immediately…
May 18, 2021
Joni Seymour was selected to serve as Chief Innovation Officer (CINO) for the Oklahoma Transportation Cabinet Agencies, which include the Oklahoma Department of Transportation, Oklahoma Turnpike Authority and Oklahoma Aeronautics Commission, in April 2021. In the newly created CINO position,…
May 06, 2021
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