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Thursday, November 26th, 2015

I-35 in Austin named most congested roadway in Texas

A new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute named the stretch of I-35 between U.S. 290 N and Texas 71 as the most congested roadway in Texas.

Monday, January 5th, 2015

Former Leander city manager named San Marcos planning director

Shannon Mattingly has also served as the city of New Braunfel’s director of planning and community development and the Central Texas Council of Governments’ director of planning and regional services.

Saturday, September 13th, 2014

Audio: Is light rail going to solve Austin’s road congestion?

As the debate over rail projects takes place on state and local levels, Austin voters will weigh in this year on a ballot measure that would allow the city to borrow money toward expanding its light-rail network....

Thursday, October 24th, 2013

Cash-strapped TxDOT saves money with new asphalt mix

Not everything is bigger these days in Texas, where state highway engineers have developed thinner paving mixes that work better than old-style asphalt coatings, last longer and save the state millions of dollars.

Thursday, December 23rd, 2010

Texas mulls alternatives to the gas tax

Over the next several months, hundreds of electric and plug-in hybrid cars will arrive in Texas cities. The vehicles will emit little pollution and generally be far cheaper to operate than conventional vehicles. For the state government,...

Friday, December 3rd, 2010

Study says aggressive driving, texting on the rise

More than a third of Texas drivers think roadways are less safe than they were five years ago even though data shows that deaths have steadily decreased, according to a survey by the Center for Transportation Safety...

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