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San Antonio

Seen the Lights Go Out on Broadway: Governor Rejects San Antonio's Redevelopment Plan

After Texas relinquished control of state highways to cities in an effort to save money on maintenance costs, San Antonio planned an ambitious makeover of Broadway to accommodate pedestrian and bike improvements. The state won't approve it.

February 8, 2022 - San Antonio Report

Texas Highway

A New Transportation Vision for Texas Not Focused on Cars?

Governor Greg Abbott recently described a possible shift in state transportation infrastructure priorities—one that doesn’t involve funding road projects.

January 27, 2020 - D Magazine

Freeway Construction

Toll and Tax, or Just Tax, to Pay for Highway Expansion?

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.

August 31, 2018 - Austin American-Statesman

Dallas Freeways

$1.6 Billion Freeway Expansion Project Approved in Dallas

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.

May 29, 2018 - The Dallas News

Four TEXpress Lanes Open on I-35 West in Fort Worth Ahead of Schedule

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.

April 9, 2018 - Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Texas Highway

Local Officials Deal With Fallout of State's Decision on Toll Roads

Texas state legislators are holding to a promise not to spend voter-approved transportation funds on new toll roads. Local officials are scrambling.

December 27, 2017 - Houston Chronicle

Texas State Capitol building

Huge Toll Lane Setback in Texas

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.

December 19, 2017 - Austin American-Statesman

Texas Freeway

$8 Billion Transportation Vision for Austin: Three-Level Freeway, Tollway

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.

November 2, 2017 - Austin American-Statesman

New, 44-Mile Section of Houston's Grand Parkway Ready for Construction

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.

March 31, 2017 - Houston Chronicle

Texas Wind

Texas Road Subsidies Take Toll on General Fund

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.

February 27, 2017 - The Texas Tribune

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