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

Texas I-35 Expansion to Get $285 Milliion Loan From DOT

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The managers of a highway expansion project along a congested corridor in the Dallas-Fort Worth metropolitan region will receive a $285 million federal loan, the U.S. Department of Transportation announced this month.

November 8, 2016

Texas Transportation Commission Approves 2017 Unified Transportation Program

Texas’ Transportation Commission approved the state’s 2017 Unified Transportation Plan on Aug. 25. The $70 billion, 10-year plan is the largest in the agency’s history, more than twice the size of the $33 billion, 10-year plan released just last year. 

David Elfin | Staff Reporter
August 26, 2016
Business, Government

Texas Trucking Group Visits Capitol to Educate Delegation on Industry

WASHINGTON — Texas Trucking Association members blitzed Capitol Hill, visiting 36 House offices and two on the Senate side in a single day in an effort to educate lawmakers on critical industry issues.

February 24, 2014

Texas to Hold Freight Listening Sessions This Month

The Texas Department of Transportation said it will hold 10 listening sessions around the state this month to help it identify freight-related issues to enhance the state’s economic competitiveness.

May 31, 2013

Texas Trucking Companies Expect Faster Sales at Start of 2013, Study Says

Texas-based trucking companies expect to see faster sales growth at the start of 2013 but generally plan to be more conservative in their expenditures this year, according to a new study by the Texas Trucking Alliance.

February 19, 2013

Texas Toll Road With 85-MPH Speed Limit Opens

The road with the nation’s fastest speed limit — 85 mph — opens Wednesday, a 41-mile stretch of a new toll road in Texas, the Associated Press reported.

October 24, 2012