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Posted on: October 12, 2019

In the News: Brazos County Construction Projects Will Lead to Lane Closures

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Construction projects will affect roads in Brazos County beginning the next week, leading to lane closures and potentially altering traffic patterns.

According to a press release from the Texas Department of Transportation, a portion of Briarcrest Drive be...

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Posted on: October 10, 2019

In the News: Census Outreach Training Offered for Bryan-College Station Residents

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Bryan-College Station residents can learn about the 2020 census and how to involve fellow community members in efforts to increase response rates at a training seminar next week.

Tuesday’s Census Bureau sponsored event is meant to train members o...

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Posted on: September 29, 2019

In the News: TTI Showcases 'Mobile Test Lab' as Experts Discuss Industry Issues

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On the last day of the Texas Tribune Festival in Austin, the Texas A&M Transportation Institute had its “mobile test laboratory” parked on Congress Avenue, blocks away from the Capitol.

“It’s important for Texas ...

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Posted on: September 20, 2019

In the News: TxDOT and TTI Experts Encourage Practices to Ensure Pedestrian Safety

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The Texas Department of Transportation is continuing its year-long Be Safe, Drive Smart campaign with a push for pedestrian safety. 

Last year, there were 35 traffic crashes involving pedestrians in Bryan-College Station, which resulted in two fat...

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Posted on: September 15, 2019

In the News: Bryan-College Station Officials Prepare for 2020 Census

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With the beginning of the once-a-decade U.S. Census population survey and subsequent canvassing process only months away, local officials are working to prepare area residents — and groups — in the hopes of providing the most accurate ...

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Posted on: September 10, 2019

In the News: Brazos County Commissioners Get Update on Impact of 2020 Census

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Brazos County is preparing for continued growth and the approaching 2020 census.

County commissioners received an update Tuesday from the Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization.  With our population surpassing 200,000, more feder...

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Posted on: September 5, 2019

In the News: TTI Invites Public to Explore New Headquarters at RELLIS Campus

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Texas A&M Transportation Institute officials celebrated TTI’s new headquarters building — which put the organization’s five Brazos Valley locations under one roof — at a ribbon cutting at the RELLIS campus on Tu...

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Posted on: September 1, 2019

In the News: Construction to Close Democrat Road

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Starting Tuesday, construction work on Democrat Road in eastern Brazos County will force the road's closure at Texas 21.  The road will be closed for about 90 days.  A detour, from FM 2038 to Oak Lake Road, will be in place.

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Posted on: August 28, 2019

In the News: A&M Transportation Institute Offers Online Resources for Game Day Traffic

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A&M Transportation Institute Offers Online Resources for Game Day Traffic

Source:  KBTX-TV, 8/28/2019

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Posted on: August 24, 2019

In the News: TTI: Bryan-College Station Not Alone in Worsening Traffic Gridlock

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A report by the Texas A&M Transportation Institute indicates that the average automobile commuter nationwide lost more than 54 hours — more than a week’s vacation — to sitting in ever-worsening traffic in 2017. The figure...

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Posted on: August 23, 2019

In the News: New TTI Study Looks at Growing Congestion in Bryan/College Station

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If you feel like you are sitting in traffic more often, new research proves it's not just your imagination

A new report from the Texas A&M Transportation Institute said delays are costing local drivers almost a workweek in lost time and $650 a year in ...

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Posted on: August 8, 2019

In the News: City of Bryan Unveils 'Midtown' Plans and Seeks Public Input

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Area residents took the opportunity Wednesday afternoon to look at — and ask questions about — the city of Bryan’s proposed development of its Midtown district.

City officials have described the large-scale, long-term project ...

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Posted on: August 3, 2019

In the News: Texas to Consider Dedicating $600M to Prevent Highway Deaths

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State transportation officials are considering a plan that would earmark $390 million to help reduce highway deaths by straightening roads, improving lighting and adding guardrails.

On May 30, the Texas Transportation Commission ordered state Depa...

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Posted on: July 26, 2019

In the News: Easterwood Airport Receives $2.86 Million FAA Grant

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Better taxiways will be the primary focus of a $2.86 million grant for Easterwood Airport, part of the Federal Aviation Administration’s Airport Improvement Program, an initiative to invest over $3 billion in the country’s airports&...

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Posted on: July 25, 2019

In the News: Easterwood Airport gets $2.8 Million Federal Grant

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Easterwood Airport is getting a $2.8 million federal grant to rehabilitate the taxiways, according to the U.S. Department of Transportation and Senator John Cornyn.

The funding comes through the Federal Aviation Administration's Airport Improvement Program...

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Posted on: July 13, 2019

In the News: Two College Station Streets will see Parking Changes

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Residents along Lancelot Circle and a portion of Langford Street will see some changes after the College Station City Council voted to remove parking from one side of each street.

On Lancelot Circle, parking will be eliminated from the east side of the roa...

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Posted on: July 8, 2019

In the News: Brazos Valley 2020: Where we're going, we'll still need roads

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 It may not surprise you that Bryan/College Station is the most congested city in Texas that isn’t on an interstate.

Dan Rudge is the executive director of the B/CS Metropolitan Planning Organization. Pointing to a map showing the change in traffi...

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Posted on: June 5, 2019

In the News: TxDOT to Hold Public Hearing Thursday on Proposal to Widen Texas 21

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The Texas Department of Transportation is having a public hearing Thursday concerning its proposed project that would widen a 17.8-mile portion of Texas 21 near Madisonville and construct a new 3.2-mile relief route south of North Zulch. 

The esti...

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Posted on: May 31, 2019

In the News: State Commission Approves Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority

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The Texas Transportation Commission gave formal approval for the creation of a Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority (RMA) midday Thursday in Austin following testimony from two members of the county’s Commissioners Court. 

The RMA &...

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Posted on: May 21, 2019

In the News: May is Seat Belt Safety Awareness Month

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Area law enforcement officials, medical professionals and public safety advocates gathered outside a Bryan emergency room on Monday to push a message of life or death: Buckle up.

Monday’s event, the official kickoff for the Texas Department of Tr...

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Posted on: May 14, 2019

In the News: College Station Council Focuses on Cyclist Safety

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The College Station City Council heard a presentation of crash data and potential policies and programs to help create a safer environment for cyclists in the city at a workshop meeting Monday evening.

The presentation, delivered by Venessa Garza, the city...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

In the News: Public Hearing Held for Proposed Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority

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The Texas Transportation Commission could decide before the end of this month whether to approve local leaders request to establish a county-wide transportation organization.

That follows Tuesday’s public hearing on the proposed Brazos County reg...

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Posted on: May 8, 2019

In the News: Public Offers Input on Proposed Regional Mobility Authority for Brazos County

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Following a successful review by the Texas Department of Transportation, Brazos County’s petition to form a Regional Mobility Authority took another step forward Tuesday with a public hearing held to gather the community’s input.&n...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

In the News: Public Hearing Today for Proposed Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority

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Anyone with an interest in the proposed Brazos County regional mobility authority (RMA) can participate in a public hearing Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. at the TxDOT district office in north Bryan.

According to the meeting notice, the RMA’s first project would reb...

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Posted on: May 7, 2019

In the News: Some Traffic Changes Made for Gameday in Aggieland

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Football season will again open at Kyle Field on a Thursday, and some slight changes to the traffic management plan are expected this year. 

Last year’s home opener was the first time Texas A&M hosted a non-Thanksgiving Thursday nigh...

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Posted on: May 2, 2019

In the News: Texas A&M, TTI Host Workshop Conference on Transportation

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About 200 transportation experts from Texas and across the country concluded their time at the fourth annual Texas A&M Transportation Technology Conference on Wednesday afternoon. 

The conference featured updates on A&M-led and A&M-sup...

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Posted on: April 30, 2019

In the News: TxDOT Hosting Hearing on Rail

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The Texas Department of Transportation will host a public hearing this week on a proposed grade separation at the FM 50 and Union Pacific railroad crossing in Mumford.

An open house will be held Thursday from 4 to 6 p.m. at the Mumford ISD Complex. &nb...

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Posted on: April 26, 2019

In the News: College Station City Council Approves Contract for Northgate Study

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The College Station City Council has approved a contract for a study of the Northgate District, where high-density growth has compounded safety and mobility concerns. 

The entertainment district adjacent to the Texas A&M University campus has ...

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Posted on: April 25, 2019

In the News: Legislation Could Slow High-Speed Rail Project

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High-speed rail developers have been eyeing a 240-mile stretch of mostly rural land sandwiched between the urban hubs of Dallas and Houston for years. Their goal: buy it up and build America’s first bullet train.

But several rural landowners don'...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

In the News: Garage Spots Free at Century Square

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Century Square announced Wednesday the parking garage behind Star Cinema Grill now offers free parking year-round, including home Aggie gamedays.

The surface lot spaces will remain paid, Midway said in a press release, and the valet will run at the current...

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Posted on: April 18, 2019

In the News: Use of Shared Electric Scooters Surges, Overtaking Docked Bikes

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NEW YORK - by Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

Love them or hate them, electric scooters are everywhere - zipping along city streets and littered on sidewalks, to the dismay of pedestrians and drivers who must share the road.

And now they have overtaken st...

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News Flash

Posted on: September 20, 2019

Overhead Signs Along State Highway 6

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GRIMES, BRAZOS, and ROBERTSON COUNTIES-Beginning Tuesday (September 24, 2019) the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will begin nighttime work to replace overhead signs along SH 6. Tuesday night they will be shutting down no...

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Posted on: August 30, 2019

Construction of Turn Lanes Along US 190/SH6

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BRAZOS/ROBERTSON COUNTY – Beginning next week, the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) contractor will begin construction of turn lanes along US 190/SH 6 between Hearne and Bryan.  Upon completion, these turn lanes will greatly improve s...

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