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Texas Department of Transportation

June 6, 2019, 9am PDT
The environmental impact report for the North Houston Highway Improvement Project is still underway, after 15 years of planning, but it's not too early to imagine the consequences of this massive project.
Rice Kinder Institute for Urban Research: The Urban Edge
March 20, 2019, 12pm PDT
The agency’s director wants to change the city’s transportation priorities and provide more mobility options to residents.
Next City
January 30, 2019, 1pm PST
A plan to widen the Interstate 30 in Dallas is pitting state transportation officials, with ostensible goals to serve regional transportation needs, against local officials, who are more concerned with "neighborhood-centric ideals."
The Dallas Morning News
August 31, 2018, 12pm PDT
A political decision by the Texas Transportation Commission last December to drop projects which included toll lanes was thought to doom 15 road expansions from their 10-year capital plan, but some will go forward with HOV as opposed to HOT lanes.
Austin American-Statesman
May 29, 2018, 10am PDT
The Texas Transportation Commission has approved a $1.6 billion expansion project for Interstate 365, also known as LBJ East. The project is considered North Texas' most pressing transportation need.
The Dallas News
April 9, 2018, 1pm PDT
Four miles of the 10-mile North Tarrant Express project opened to motorists on April 5. The $1.6 billion project, built by a public-private partnership working with TxDOT, includes rebuilding general purpose and frontage road lanes.
Fort Worth Star-Telegram
February 19, 2018, 7am PST
A highly congested route in Houston is getting new, dedicated bus lanes. Metro looks ready to build the kind of high-quality BRT line that has been a tough sell in the United States.
Houston Chronicle
December 19, 2017, 7am PST
In a landmark, unanimous vote, the Texas Transportation Commission eliminated all 15 express lane projects from their 10-year capital plan despite pleas from Austin area officials to retain the $8 billion, I-35 project that includes four toll lanes.
Austin American-Statesman
November 2, 2017, 9am PDT
Interstate 35 through Central Austin would be transformed into a three-level roadway wIth toll lanes in the middle, according to an 8.1 billion vision proposed by TxDOT.
Austin American-Statesman
November 1, 2017, 7am PDT
In a series of articles by Austin-based KXAN-TV, reporters examine the new MoPac Express Lane, now in full operation more than two years behind schedule. Despite significant construction setbacks, the congestion-priced lanes are well-used.
KXAN
July 15, 2017, 11am PDT
The rubber meets the road, or not.
Austin Monitor
June 5, 2017, 11am PDT
The county of El Paso and the state of Texas are partnering to install sidewalks in the city of Sparks. The project reveals a community enthusiastic about investments in pedestrian safety.
KFOX14
March 31, 2017, 9am PDT
When the newest section is complete, the Grand Parkway will connect I-69 southwest of Sugar Land, Cinco Ranch and Cypress, unincorporated Harris County and Spring, and Harris, Montgomery, Liberty, and Chambers counties.
Houston Chronicle
February 27, 2017, 10am PST
Diverting billions of dollars of sales tax revenue from the state's general fund to the Texas Department of Transportation is taking a toll on other programs that lawmakers must fund.
The Texas Tribune
October 5, 2016, 6am PDT
Local and regional transportation planners responded skeptically to data from the Texas Department of Transportation showing Texans driving less.
Streetsblog Texas
September 1, 2016, 1pm PDT
Texas politicians are wondering how much it would cost to remove tolls from hundreds of miles of roads around the state. Though the political cost of tolling is high, the actual cost, it turns out, is higher.
Houston Chronicle
August 5, 2016, 1pm PDT
Texas transportation officials will spend the month considering the state's Unified Transportation Program, which could greenlight construction on some $70.2 billion in highway construction between 2017 and 2026.
Houston Chronicle
April 18, 2016, 9am PDT
An experiment in Irving on SH 161 is defying the rules of induced demand, but not by building new lanes.
The Dallas Morning News
March 8, 2016, 12pm PST
A public-private partnership to build a large tollway south of Houston has taken important first steps. Construction will commence later this year.
Houston Chronicle
September 24, 2015, 8am PDT
Houston's Pierce Elevated, a section of the I-45 freeway, is the latest target in the movement to remove urban freeways.
The Urban Edge