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Tuesday, September 30th, 2014

Pair of meetings on I-35 congestion planned this week in Buda, San Marcos

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting two public briefings this week on a plan to ease congestion on Interstate 35, one in Buda tonight and one in San Marcos on Thursday.

Tuesday, August 19th, 2014

The bullet train that could change everything

In Texas, a new model for high-speed rail is hurtling forward. If successful, it could mark a turning point for the development of public transportation around the country.

Thursday, August 7th, 2014

TxDOT foresees ‘negligible’ aquifer impacts from SH 45 SW

More than 600 people crowded into a south Austin high school cafeteria last week to weigh-in on a draft environmental report on Texas 45 Southwest, a controversial toll road that would connect the southern terminus of MoPac...

Wednesday, July 9th, 2014

As Texas traffic forecasts worsen, some worry of a drag on state economy

WITH AUDIO | The population of Texas could nearly double by 2050, prompting some to worry that not enough is being done to avoid a future traffic nightmare and the drag on the economy that could come...

Friday, July 4th, 2014

In Central Texas, easy access to airport PreCheck on its way

Many Texans have wondered why no application centers for the TSA’s PreCheck program exist within 100 miles of Austin or San Antonio. But the agency is now taking steps to change that.

Friday, June 27th, 2014

Proposed Dallas-Houston rail line to get federal review

The Federal Railroad Administration published a document on its website Wednesday officially kicking off a highly anticipated environmental review of a proposed high-speed rail line between Dallas and Houston.

Thursday, May 29th, 2014

Bridge damaged in Halloween flood slated for repair

Repairs to the Green Acres Drive bridge over Wilson Creek in Precinct 3 will begin Tuesday, June 3. Driver should expect periodic one-lane traffic over the bridge through the end of June.

Monday, April 7th, 2014

TxDOT working nights to complete new Aquarena Spring interchange

Texas Department of Transportation contractors will work some nights for the next four weeks on the intersection improvements at Interstate 35 and Aquarena Springs.

Thursday, March 20th, 2014

Five firms get a share of $36 million in Kyle road projects

More than nine months after voters agreed to borrow $36 million to fund long-delayed reconstruction of five overburdened and deteriorating roadways, the Kyle City Council on Tuesday handed $3.5 million in contracts to five engineering firms engaged...

Tuesday, March 18th, 2014

Open houses scheduled on I-35 congestion plan

The Texas Department of Transportation is hosting open houses next week in San Marcos and Buda on a proposed plan for easing congestion on Interstate 35 in Hays, Travis and Williamson counties.

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