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TxDOT makes significant changes to road maintenance transfer plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 30, 2013

TxDOT makes significant changes to road maintenance transfer plan

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) announced this week that it has decided to make changes to its proposal that would have transfered maintenance of nearly 1,900 miles of state highways to 59 cities. According to WacoTrib.com, the agency is making ...

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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 House continues transportation funding talks

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 05, 2013

Texas House continues transportation funding talks

The Texas House is meeting today for a third special session, where lawmakers will continue to discuss state transportation funding, according to a report from My San Antonio. During the special session, representatives will vote on a proposal to use a ...

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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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Texas lawmakers agree to tap Rainy Day Fund for transportation

Amanda Bayhi - Jul 29, 2013

Texas lawmakers agree to tap Rainy Day Fund for transportation

Texas’ House and Senate reached an agreement on Friday to increase road and bridge funding in the state, according to a report from The News & Observer and the Associated Press. Senator Robert Nichols (R-Texas) authored the measure that would divert ...

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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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