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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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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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North Texas Tollway Authority breaks ground on Chisholm Trail Parkway

Tina Grady Barbaccia - Dec 22, 2011

The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) held two groundbreaking events in Johnson and Tarrant counties on Dec. 20 to commemorate the start of construction on the entire Chisholm Trail Parkway, a project more than 40 years in the making. ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Brooke Wisdom - May 09, 2011

Road Science Tutorial

Building Better Roads from the Ground Up A strong foundation is the key to a strong pavement structure By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor A pavement is only as strong as its foundation. Without an adequate base or foundation, a road simply cannot stand ...

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Road Science Tutorial

Brooke Wisdom - Apr 01, 2010

Road Science Tutorial

Two for the Price of One Recycled concrete aggregate proves its value; but it demands an engineered approach. By Tom Kuennen, Contributing Editor   Recycled concrete aggregate (RCA) is a valuable resource for road owners and builders, both in terms of lowering costs and ...

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