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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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10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Amanda Bayhi - Sep 26, 2013

10 Highways American Drivers Hate

Most drivers dislike something about driving, whether it’s a long commute, traffic congestion, seemingly unfair traffic lights, numerous potholes or a number of other aspects. Jalopnik readers have spoken up about highways they hate. The auto-focused website asked earlier this week, ...

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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, You’re Going the Wrong Way!

Lauren Heartsill Dowdle - Aug 23, 2013

Texas, You’re Going the Wrong Way!

Normally, when a gravel road starts seeing a lot of traffic, it earns enough street cred to be upgraded to asphalt. But Texas has this process a little backward. Instead of repairing an asphalt road in parts of South and West ...

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TxDOT delays gravel road plan

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 22, 2013

TxDOT delays gravel road plan

The Texas Department of Transportation has put on hold a plan to convert some rural asphalt roads to gravel, according to a report from The San Antonio Express-News. Senator Carlos Uresti (D-Texas) said Tuesday that TxDOT officials decided on a 60-day ...

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TxDOT kicks off “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign

Amanda Bayhi - Aug 20, 2013

TxDOT kicks off “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) launched its “Drive Friendly. Drive Safe.” campaign on Monday, calling on drivers to work toward reduced crashes involving pedestrians and bicycles. The campaign’s launch coincides with many students returning to school, which increases vehicular, pedestrian ...

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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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