TxDOT http://tpr.org en 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 The Source: Proposed I-35 Changes Bring Tolls | Medical Care Lacking On Eastside http://tpr.org/post/source-proposed-i-35-changes-bring-tolls-medical-care-lacking-eastside <p><strong>In the first segment:</strong></p><p></p><p>The Texas Department of Transportation has proposed expanding Interstate 35 east of San Antonio by constructing 15 miles of elevated lanes that would also be tolls according to a presentation they made <a href="https://www.txdot.gov/inside-txdot/projects/studies/san-antonio/i35-i410.html" target="_blank">Monday night in the city of Schertz</a>. &nbsp;</p> Wed, 30 Oct 2013 19:05:43 +0000 Paul Flahive 21060 at http://tpr.org The Source: Proposed I-35 Changes Bring Tolls | Medical Care Lacking On Eastside TxDOT Hopes To Cash In By Publishing Top Toll Road Violators http://tpr.org/post/txdot-hopes-cash-publishing-top-toll-road-violators <p style="margin-top:0in;margin-right:0in;margin-bottom:.2in;margin-left:0in; line-height:15.75pt"><span style="font-size: 10.5pt; font-family: Georgia;">The Texas Department of Transportation says they hope shaming toll road violators will lead to the collection millions of dollars in unpaid toll violations.<o:p></o:p></span></p> Thu, 17 Oct 2013 21:52:02 +0000 Ryan Poppe 20379 at http://tpr.org TxDOT Hopes To Cash In By Publishing Top Toll Road Violators Possible Solution To TxDOT's South Texas Gravel Road Proposal http://tpr.org/post/possible-solution-txdots-south-texas-gravel-road-proposal <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A special committee in the Texas Senate may have found a solution to the hundreds of miles of roads in South Texas and the Permian Basin that were slated to be converted into gravel.</span></p><p>The Texas Department of Transportation announcement near the end of the summer surprised members of the legislature and as the discussions wore on, the number of miles that were up for conversion grew into the hundreds.</p> Thu, 10 Oct 2013 17:59:37 +0000 Ryan Poppe 19988 at http://tpr.org Possible Solution To TxDOT's South Texas Gravel Road Proposal