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Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Amanda Bayhi - Jun 25, 2014

Texas HOV lanes could bring in transportation funds from single-passenger cars

Transportation infrastructure in Texas could get a boost in revenue from single-passenger cars in certain high-occupancy vehicle (HOV) lanes. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has proposed creating a partial toll in the HOV lanes on U.S. 75 from LBJ Freeway ...

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VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Jun 04, 2014

VIDEO: 1 million+ ‘standing down’ against falls in construction

More than 1 million workers from tens of thousands of businesses are expected to take part in the Occupational Health and Safety Administration’s (OSHA) National Fall Safety Stand Down this week. Throughout the week-long Stand-Down, employers and workers will pause during ...

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Long-awaited project on Texas State Highway 183 to begin this year

Amanda Bayhi - May 30, 2014

Long-awaited project on Texas State Highway 183 to begin this year

A long-anticipated overhaul project on State Highway 183 in Texas is slated to begin this year, The Dallas Morning News reports. The project, which is part of an $847.6 million contract the Texas Transportation Commission awarded Thursday to Southgate Mobility Partners, ...

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Two highway workers die in Texas work zone crash

Amanda Bayhi - May 12, 2014

Two highway workers die in Texas work zone crash

Two more highway construction workers are dead this week after a vehicle crashed into the construction zone in Texas where they were working. Related: AGC: Cars crashed into 45% of highway contractors’ work zones in 2013 The workers were performing construction work ...

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Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

Amanda Bayhi - Apr 25, 2014

Texas leads U.S. with largest road repair debt

How much does your state need each year to fund necessary road repairs through 2017? Texas needs $4,636 million annually, making it the state with the highest amount of funding needed, according to a report from Bloomberg. Following close behind are North ...

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Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

Tom Jackson - Apr 07, 2014

Texas has edge over California for high-speed rail

For the last few years, I’ve been critical of California’s attempts to link Los Angeles to San Francisco with a high-speed rail line. Related: California’s high-speed rail could fail to meet required trip time It’s not that I’m reflexively against passenger rail. ...

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VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

Amanda Bayhi - Feb 18, 2014

VIDEO: TxDOT uses Vine videos to urge teens to buckle up

When I was a teen driver, I always remembered to buckle my seatbelt. That’s not because I was necessarily the best kid in the world. I just knew that I would experience the full wrath of my mother (who had ...

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TxDOT, transportation leaders unveil $800 million highway funding plan

Amanda Bayhi - Jan 08, 2014

TxDOT, transportation leaders unveil $800 million highway funding plan

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on Wednesday joined the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit, city of San Antonio and Bexar County leaders in unveiling a plan to allocate more than $800 million for San Antonio highways. The funds ...

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10 States with the Worst Drivers

Amanda Bayhi - Dec 19, 2013

10 States with the Worst Drivers

When I’m driving, if someone cuts me off, I’ll momentarily think, “These are some of the worst drivers!” Now, that’s a bit melodramatic. But for drivers in 10 states, that statement isn’t too far from the truth. CarInsuranceComparison.com released a report on ...

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AED names Brian P. McGuire as president, CEO

Amanda Bayhi - Nov 26, 2013

AED names Brian P. McGuire as president, CEO

Associated Equipment Distributors has appointed Brian P. McGuire as its new president and CEO. He will begin his duties January 6 and will be located at AED’s headquarters in Oak Brook, Illinois. McGuire, 43, most recently served as president of the Tooling ...

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Authorities crack down on left-lane drivers in Houston

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Nov 13, 2013

Authorities crack down on left-lane drivers in Houston

Do you ever get annoyed by someone driving in the left lane? Everyone knows it’s only to pass another vehicle, right? To some, it’s an urban myth, but in Texas, it really is the law – and is being enforced ...

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Truck hits, damages three bridge beams with an excavator

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Sep 27, 2013

Truck hits, damages three bridge beams with an excavator

Oops—he did it again, and again and again. A driver carrying an oversize load hit three bridges on Texas’ Interstate 20 at the Crain Avenue overpass after a 34-year-old man from Sonora, Texas, hit them with an oversized load, the Odessa ...

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