Business, Fuel

Two Texas Oil Towns Among Metros With Fastest Population Growth

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Two Texas economies are reaping the benefits from the oil boom in the Permian Basin with people “voting with their feet.”

Shelly Hagan | Bloomberg News
April 19, 2019
Business, TCA

Texas Manufacturing Growth Sparks Optimistic Outlook

Texas Trucks sit parked outside the Pilot Travel Center in Orla, Texas. (Callaghan O'Hare/Bloomberg News)

Manufacturing activity in Texas grew in February, leaving economists and others in the industry optimistic about the future of production across the state and even into the Mexican borderlands.

Mitchell Ferman | The Monitor (McAllen, Texas)
March 6, 2019
Government, Business, Technology, Autonomous, TCA

Texas Forms Self-Driving Car Task Force

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The Texas Department of Transportation is moving forward with the formation of a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force, made up of membership from state and local governments, academia, TxDOT staff and the autonomous vehicle industry.

Skip Descant | Government Technology
January 31, 2019
Government, Logistics, TCA

With $2.5 Billion in Backed-Up Highway Projects, North Texans Turn Up the Heat on Austin

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The anger and frustration of motorists stuck on LBJ Freeway may soon spread to users of a trio of other crowded North Texas roadways.

Ray Leszcynski | The Dallas Morning News
February 22, 2018

TxDOT Gathers Public Opinion on I-10 East Improvements

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The Texas Department of Transportation is holding a series of public meetings to hear ideas for improving a 30-mile stretch of Interstate 10 East.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
February 15, 2018

Liquid Environmental Expands Operations in Texas

The latest acquisition by Liquid Environmental Solutions, a Dallas-based company that collects, treats and recycles industrial wastewater and cooking oil, occurred in its own backyard.

Transport Topics
January 16, 2018
Business, TCA

Trucking Company Owner Charged With Paying Off Texas Trooper for Inspection Stickers

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A second man has been charged in connection with an alleged bribery scheme involving state troopers and a Dallas trucking company, according to federal court documents.

Kevin Krause | The Dallas Morning News
November 28, 2017

Local Forums Key to Boosting Texas’ Middling Infrastructure, State Stakeholders Say

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Advocacy at the local level is key to rectifying Texas’s mediocre infrastructure, according to Travis Attanasio, vice president of professional affairs for the American Society of Civil Engineers in Texas.

Eleanor Lamb | Staff Reporter
September 27, 2017

Proposed State Legislation Could Help Texas Ports Prepare for Larger Ships

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Ships are not getting any smaller. Legislation now headed to the Texas House would create a revolving loan fund to help ports deepen and widen their ship channels to accommodate them.

Andrea Rumbaugh | Houston Chronicle
April 5, 2017

Texas Highways to Get Record Funding, Comptroller Estimate Shows

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While most parts of Texas government are tightening their belts, the state’s highways and other transportation projects are getting a boost.

Gordon Dickson | Fort Worth (Texas) Star-Telegram
January 10, 2017