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The Source - January 5, 2015
12:33 pm
Mon January 5, 2015

The Source: Hands On The Wheel With Distracted Driving Law

Credit Chris Eudaily / TPR News

  

The ordinance passed with little controversy, but that didn't mean that people liked that it just became illegal to use your phone while driving.

Texting, calling, using Google maps or furiously trying to open Shazam before the song on the radio ended all became against the law in the Alamo City on Jan. 1.

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Eagle Ford Shale
5:38 am
Sun October 12, 2014

In Texas, Traffic Deaths Climb Amid Fracking Boom

Guillermo Gomez, husband of Vilma Marenco, holds his daughter in their home in Northeast Houston. Marenco was killed in April after being hit by an uninsured trucker who ran a red light.
Mayra Beltran Houston Chronicle

Originally published on Sun October 12, 2014 12:14 pm

Hydraulic fracturing, or fracking, has unlocked huge reserves of oil and gas in shale formations in many states. The biggest winner, in terms of new jobs, has been Texas.

But an investigation by Houston Public Media and the Houston Chronicle shows Texas highways have become the nation's deadliest amid a fracking boom.

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Transportation
1:49 pm
Wed March 5, 2014

The Good And Bad Of Terrible Traffic

Originally published on Wed March 5, 2014 2:56 pm

Across the country, traffic is getting worse. That’s a good thing — at least in terms of economic indicators. More people on the roads means more people are headed to jobs and the economy is bouncing back.

One of the cities that has a major problem with traffic is Austin, Texas. Approximately 70 new cars hit the streets daily in Austin, making it one of the top five most congested cities in America, according to a new traffic scorecard by INRIX, a traffic research firm.

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The Source - October 30, 2013
2:05 pm
Wed October 30, 2013

The Source: Proposed I-35 Changes Bring Tolls | Medical Care Lacking On Eastside

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In the first segment:

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 Monday night in the city of Schertz.  

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Road Safety
3:47 pm
Fri July 19, 2013

Crash Barrels Make A Difference Saving Lives On The Highway

Vehicle impact attenuators are located throughout the state to help cushion the blow to drivers who crash into barriers and the median on the highway.
Ryan Loyd TPR

With distracted and drunk driving plaguing San Antonio and Bexar County, officials are taking drastic measures to help reduce injury and death from highway accidents.

The Texas Department of Transportation is helping save lives with vehicle impact attenuators, or crash barrels, which look like sand-filled trash cans and are located in spots where there is an exit or where the highway divides into an upper and lower level.

The attenuators are meant to soften the blow if a driver is heading toward what would otherwise be a solid concrete wall.

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Business
10:02 pm
Fri January 18, 2013

San Antonio's Traffic Jams Costing the City in Jobs

Pothole filled roads, bumpy highways and shaky bridges in Texas are posing mounting challenges to Texas drivers, according to a new report from TRIP, a Washington, DC based national transportation research organization.

Of the 100 transportation challenges identified in the report, five out of the top 50 are located in the San Antonio area.

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