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Texas proposal could transfer road maintenance to cities

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 19, 2013

Texas proposal could transfer road maintenance to cities

The Texas Transportation Commission next week will discuss a proposal that would transfer maintenance of nearly 1,900 miles of state highways to 59 cities, according to The Dallas Morning News. The proposal would cost the cities an additional $165 each year. The ...

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Texas adds TxDOT protection to Move Over/Slow Down law

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 09, 2013

Texas adds TxDOT protection to Move Over/Slow Down law

Beginning September 1, drivers in Texas will be required to move over or slow down when approaching Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) workers and vehicles that are stopped with overhead flashing blue or amber lights. That’s because the state has expanded ...

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Texas lawmakers pass transportation funding bill

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 06, 2013

Texas lawmakers pass transportation funding bill

The Texas Legislature ended its third special session Monday night when it passed a measure to fund state transportation projects, according to a report from CBS Dallas. During the special session, lawmakers approved a constitutional amendment that would increase transportation spending ...

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Texas Two-Step: D.C. reauthorization first, then Austin

John Latta - Jul 30, 2013

Texas Two-Step: D.C. reauthorization first, then Austin

As we begin to close in on the fall 2014 date for the reauthorization of federal surface transportation legislation in Washington, keep in mind that states have to do their own transportation legislation. And like D.C. politicians, Austin politicians face ...

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Transportation spending bill passes Texas House, moves to Senate

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 19, 2013

Transportation spending bill passes Texas House, moves to Senate

The Texas House on Thursday voted to pass a bill that would raise about $800 million in transportation funding, moving the legislation to the state Senate, according to a report from the Texas Tribune. The bill, House Joint Resolution 2 (HJR2), ...

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Texas Senate, House propose differing transportation funding plans

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 12, 2013

Texas Senate, House propose differing transportation funding plans

The Texas Senate and House have radically different ideas about how to raise funds for highway spending, the Austin American-Statesman reported. The Texas Senate on Thursday passed Senate Joint Resolution 1 (SJR1), which proposes earmarking a portion of the severance taxes ...

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TxDOT implements three new road safety features (VIDEO)

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 17, 2013

TxDOT implements three new road safety features (VIDEO)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has launched its latest road safety features, which include the use of Automated Flagger Assistance Devices (AFADs), temporary rumble strips and flashing-yellow, left-turn arrows. AFADs increase worker safety by allowing TxDOT crews to route traffic ...

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Beware Premature Aging of Binder

Better Roads Staff - Jun 06, 2013

Beware Premature  Aging of Binder

Take care with liquid asphalt binder to avoid thermal crack failure   Thermal cracking – also known as low temperature cracking – in bituminous pavements appears as a series of transverse cracks that extend across the pavement surface in response to cold ...

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Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

Contributed - May 27, 2013

Contributed Story: Fort Worth’s gateway bridge project

City of Fort Worth, Texas DOT, Sundt Construction collaboratively redesign West 7th Street Bridge The West 7th Street Bridge in Fort Worth, Texas, is handling its heaviest loads ever as a dozen 300-ton arches are moved into place as part of ...

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TxDOT introduces workzone safety feature on I-35

Amanda Bayhi - May 03, 2013

TxDOT introduces workzone safety feature on I-35

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has introduced the state’s first highway safety feature to prevent workzone collisions by using an End-of-Queue Warning System and temporary rumble strips. The End-of-Queue Warning System measures the speeds of approaching vehicles via a sensor, ...

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Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 12, 2012

Better Bridges 2012 Bridge Inventory

Getting Better all the Time   America’s structurally deficient and functionally obsolete bridge count slowly, steadily falling   By Tina Grady Barbaccia   They aren’t numbers to throw a party for yet, but once again, the number of structurally deficient (SD) or functionally obsolete (FO) bridges ...

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Young execs learn to shape national transporation policies

Staff Report - Jun 05, 2012

Young execs learn to shape national transporation policies

Thirty-four transportation design and construction industry “rising stars” came to the Nation’s Capital May 29-June 1 to participate in the American Road & Transportation Builders Association Transportation Development Foundation (ARTBA-TDF) 17th annual Young Executive Development Program (YEDP). The intensive, three-day ...

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