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TranspoSec Buttigieg thinks high-speed rail would be good for Texas

March 18th, 2022
March 17, 2022 - - In car-friendly Texas, getting a major high-speed rail project off of the ground is almost impossible. For years, attempts to build a commuter rail line between Austin and San Antonio have faltered. The state’s lawyers are...

Tx House Speaker Phelan issues Interim Charges: study transportation needs

March 10th, 2022
March 10, 2022 - TRA Austin - Texas House Speaker Dade Phelan today issued interim committee charges for the 87th Legislature and that included studying the state's future transportation needs, including what Texas might be eligible for under the recently passed...

How U.S. and Texas Transportation Committees shape up for 2021, Ex-Mayor Van Duyne picked to serve

January 26th, 2021
January 26, 2021 - TRA Newswire - A number of Texans will populate the House Committee on Transportation and Infrastructure under Chairman Peter DeFazio (D-OR). The House T&I Committee is one of the largest bodies in Congress and covers a wide...

Texas transportation budget may fall victim to Covid-19

January 23rd, 2021
January 23, 2021 - TRA Austin - Transportation funding in Texas will take a hit from early reports on the state budget for the next two years. The Texas Senate released its base budget this week and at first blush it...

San Antonio names Florida planner as new transportation director

January 19th, 2021
January 18, 2021 - San Antonio Express-News / Bruce Selcraig - For too long, say critics of the city’s long-term transportation planning, the bureaucracy’s car-centric mentality has focused primarily on accommodating auto traffic and improving roads rather than enhancing all modes...

After revenue drop Tx House Transpo Chair Canales looks for ways to increase funding

January 16th, 2021
Committee’s interim report explored indexing fuel taxes to inflation rate - January 15, 2021 - - Lawmakers are just beginning the 87th session of the Texas Legislature and they have to craft a budget, all while dealing with declining revenues...

North Texans invited to comment on transportation funding programs

September 16th, 2020
September 16, 2020 - TRA Newswire - The North Central Texas Council of Governments is conducting an online input opportunity to give residents the chance to comment on a series of transportation initiatives in the Dallas-Fort Worth area. North Texans are encouraged...

Special Report: Is now the time for Texas to build expensive highways, toll roads and passenger rail?

April 21st, 2020
April 21, 2020 - - Gordon Dickson - Now may not seem the time to talk about spending big tax dollars on transportation projects, since the economy is in a funk and many Texans are stuck at home due to...

Commentary: Governor Abbott says Texas is finished building highways

January 11th, 2020
January 10, 2020 - - In a San Antonio speech, Gov. Greg Abbott says Texas may be experiencing its "last major build-out of roads.” Has the state changed its tune on transportation? For generations, the state of Texas’ transportation policy has...

The bad high-speed rail bills in the Texas House are officially dead

May 10th, 2019
May 10, 2019 - TRA Austin - Any time there is very little movement in high-speed rail bills in the Texas Legislature that is good news. All the eleven bad rail bills heard in the April 16th sub-committee, as well as those by...

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