TxDOT http://tpr.org en Speed Limit Changes Throughout Day In TxDOT Pilot Program On Loop 1604 http://tpr.org/post/speed-limit-changes-throughout-day-txdot-pilot-program-loop-1604 <p>Later this month, the speed limits on a portion of Loop 1604 will change, and in some instances, frequently change throughout the day with a new system being piloted by TxDOT.</p><p>Imagine driving on loop 1604 and a new digital speed limit sign on the side of the road changes from 60 to 55. The signs are a new variable speed limit system TxDOT is deploying here in San Antonio, in Eastland County and Waco. The system is used in other states like Florida.</p><p>TxDOT spokeswoman Laura Lopez said the system is designed as a safety measure.</p> Thu, 19 Jun 2014 19:37:28 +0000 Joey Palacios 33690 at http://tpr.org Speed Limit Changes Throughout Day In TxDOT Pilot Program On Loop 1604 The Source: U.S. Highway Trust Fund Going Broke http://tpr.org/post/source-us-highway-trust-fund-going-broke <p>Lawmakers have to act if they want to<a href="http://www.thefiscaltimes.com/Articles/2014/05/14/700000-Jobs-Risk-If-Highway-Trust-Fund-Falters" target="_blank"> save the nation's infrastructure</a>, according to Anthony Foxx, the head of the U.S. Highway Trust Fund. At risk is more than 700,000 jobs and 112,000 projects.</p><p>The trust, which was set up in the 1950s to fund the nation's highway system,&nbsp;<a href="http://www.fhwa.dot.gov/highwaytrustfund/">is running our of money</a>.&nbsp;</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 14:36:24 +0000 Paul Flahive 31677 at http://tpr.org The Source: U.S. Highway Trust Fund Going Broke Transportation Expert Says Texas Will Need $28 Billion To Maintain Roads http://tpr.org/post/transportation-expert-says-texas-will-need-28-billion-maintain-roads <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Following a study on the issue of transportation funding, a researcher from Texas A&amp;M left lawmakers stunned when he detailed how the state will need even more money for roads over the next two years. &nbsp;&nbsp;</span></p> Thu, 08 May 2014 19:55:56 +0000 Ryan Poppe 31363 at http://tpr.org Transportation Expert Says Texas Will Need $28 Billion To Maintain Roads The Source: Improving San Antonio's Highway System http://tpr.org/post/source-improving-san-antonios-highway-system <p>An $825 million plan from the Texas Department of Transportation to improve Interstate 10 and Highways 1604 and US 281 is in the works.</p><p>The focus of the effort is to add lanes -- including toll lanes. San Antonio is the last major metropolitan city in Texas without tolls, and the effort to toll has spurred vocal opponents.</p> Tue, 04 Mar 2014 19:14:03 +0000 Paul Flahive 27686 at http://tpr.org The Source: Improving San Antonio's Highway System The Source: Texas v. Same-Sex Marriage | Are We Ready For High-Speed Rail? http://tpr.org/post/source-texas-v-same-sex-marriage-are-we-ready-high-speed-rail <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Texas' constitutional ban on same-sex marriage is in the courtroom. </span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Two same-sex couples have sued for the right to marry. One couple is from <a href="http://tpr.org/post/challenges-texas-same-sex-marriage-ban-move-forward-separate-courts" target="_blank">right here in San Antonio</a>. Y</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">esterday, the long-awaited suit heard arguments in a San Antonio federal district court.</span></p> Thu, 13 Feb 2014 19:45:52 +0000 Paul Flahive 26674 at http://tpr.org The Source: Texas v. Same-Sex Marriage | Are We Ready For High-Speed Rail? TxDOT Approves Creation Of High-Speed Rail Commission http://tpr.org/post/txdot-approves-creation-high-speed-rail-commission <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">The Texas Transportation Commission has given the green light to forming a high-speed rail commission to oversee a bullet train project between Fort Worth and Dallas. The </span>Texas Department of Transportation<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> agreed to take $15 million in federal funds in order to study the issue.</span></p><p>This week, commissioners set up a separate high-speed rail commission headed up by former transportation commissioner Bill Meadows.</p> Thu, 30 Jan 2014 20:17:02 +0000 Ryan Poppe 25922 at http://tpr.org High Speed Rail On Track Between San Antonio, Monterrey http://tpr.org/post/high-speed-rail-track-between-san-antonio-monterrey <p>There is serious talk about connecting San Antonio with a high-speed rail. But the bullet train isn’t heading to Austin or Houston, the drive is to connect San Antonio with Monterrey, Mexico.<br /><br />On Thursday South Texas Congressman Henry Cuellar met with Secretary of Transportation Anthony Foxx along with state and Mexican officials to discuss the proposed rail system.<br /><br />Cuellar said driving the 300 miles between the two cities now can take a full day because of busy border checkpoints, and the trip has its hazards. But the high-speed rail would change that.<br /> Tue, 21 Jan 2014 22:44:58 +0000 David Martin Davies 25424 at http://tpr.org TxDOT Begins Search For Next Director http://tpr.org/post/txdot-begins-search-next-director <p>Texas Department of Transportation C<span style="line-height: 1.5;">hief Financial Officer James Bass has been named as the interim director of the state agency as the Texas Transportation Commission, the group that oversee's TxDOT, works to find a replacement.</span></p><p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">TxDOT executive director Phil Wilson is stepping down and will take a position at the Lower Colorado River Authority</span><span style="line-height: 1.5;">.</span></p> Thu, 09 Jan 2014 17:53:19 +0000 Ryan Poppe 24804 at http://tpr.org TxDOT Begins Search For Next Director City Taking Over Maintenance For Some State Roads In Limited TxDOT "Turnback" Deal http://tpr.org/post/city-taking-over-maintenance-some-state-roads-limited-txdot-turnback-deal <p>San Antonio will be taking control of 21.8 miles of roads within the city that are currently owned and maintained by the state.</p><p>But to get to this point, city leaders placed strict conditional requirements on the Texas Department of Transportation.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 22:32:44 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24710 at http://tpr.org City Taking Over Maintenance For Some State Roads In Limited TxDOT "Turnback" Deal Texas Transportation Forum A Chance For Inter-City Collaboration/Competition http://tpr.org/post/texas-transportation-forum-chance-inter-city-collaborationcompetition <p>Just before the ninth-annual <a href="http://www.txdot.gov/ttf/" target="_blank">Texas Transportation Forum</a> got underway in San Antonio, leaders announced a $800 million investment in the city that will expand portions of Hwy 281, Loop 1604 and I-10. The move makes way for toll lanes on portions of the roadways, but there will continue to be free lanes.</p><p>San Antonio District 6 Councilman Ray Lopez said the forum is a chance to get ideas from other entities on how they are moving people.</p> Tue, 07 Jan 2014 20:02:36 +0000 Ryan Loyd 24692 at http://tpr.org Texas Transportation Forum A Chance For Inter-City Collaboration/Competition