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Friday, December 11th, 2015

City wants residents to weigh-in on two-way downtown traffic

The city of San Marcos Engineering & Capital Improvements department is seeking input from residents on downtown traffic, parking and other infrastructure.

Thursday, June 25th, 2015

Hays County hopes to temporarily bridge Blanco River with railroad cars

With thousands of rural Hays County residents isolated from emergency service providers, officials are investigating options for using flatbed railroad cars to build a temporary Fischer Store Road crossing at the Blanco River.

Friday, February 27th, 2015

Yarrington overpass work to close I-35 lanes in San Marcos starting Sunday

Interstate 35 traffic will be squeezed to a single southbound lane twice starting Sunday night as construction continues on a new overpass at Yarrington Road in far northern San Marcos. Later in the week, construction will close...

Tuesday, January 13th, 2015

New Braunfels to host meeting on regional bike, pedestrian plan

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is holding a public meeting this week on development of a regional plan for improving bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure.

Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Conley named ‘highly symbolic’ TxDOT ‘Road Hand’

Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley was ceremoniously presented this week with the Texas Department of Transportation’s “Road Hand Award,” a defacto Hall of Fame for elected officials and other allies of the state agency.

Tuesday, December 9th, 2014

Abbott plans to add $4 billion to road funding

Gov.-elect Greg Abbott wants to add $4 billion each year to build and maintain Texas roads, nearly closing the annual budget shortfall at the Texas Department of Transportation.

Sunday, December 7th, 2014

Regional bicycle, pedestrian meetings scheduled in Seguin, Boerne

A cross-county planning group will hold meetings in Seguin and Boerne next week to take comments on a regional bicycle and pedestrian study covering Bexar and adjacent counties.

Saturday, November 29th, 2014

Prop. 1 passed. What’s next for Texas transportation?

With the support of 80 percent of Texas voters, Proposition 1 is expected to add billions to the state highway fund without raising taxes or fees. For lawmakers, state officials and local stakeholders, now the real work...

Tuesday, November 18th, 2014

Alamo Metro seeks feedback on bicycle, pedestrian plan

The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization is asking residents to take a survey on bicycle and pedestrian facilities in its three-county jurisdiction of Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties.

Saturday, October 11th, 2014

What is Prop 1? Why do Hays County’s top officials unanimously support it?

WITH VIDEO | Local leaders have lined up behind a ballot initiative that would free up $1.7 billion-plus each year to expand and improve the state’s roadways.

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