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Posted on: March 8, 2020

In the News: Lane to be Closed at 2818 and Luther

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Utility work on Luther Street near the intersection of FM 2818 is scheduled to start Tuesday and will lead to the closure of a lane, officials said.

According to the Texas Department of Transportation, one lane will be closed on northbound FM 2818, and tur...

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Posted on: March 7, 2020

In the News: TxDOT: Arrange for Sober Ride Home this Spring Break

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As spring break kicks off, the Texas Department of Transportation is reminding drivers to plan sober rides in light of the hundreds of crashes that involve young drivers under the influence this time of year.

During spring break last year — March...

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Posted on: February 27, 2020

In the News: Drivers Ed Group Ranks College Station Among Safest Texas Cities

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Using data provided by the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles, a drivers education company recently named College Station as the fifth safest city for driving in Texas.

The platform Aceable used U.S. Census estimates and 2018 data from TxDOT to study which...

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Posted on: February 14, 2020

In the News: Barron Road Receiving Improvements

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One of College Station’s busiest roads is receiving some much-needed improvements.

Around 14,000 cars travel Barron Road every day, and many of the intersections are not safe because of a lack of traffic lights.

Source:  KXXV-TV, 2/14/202...
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Posted on: February 9, 2020

In the News: Pedestrian Safety Urged Along University Drive

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Local transportation officials have worked in recent weeks to strongly encourage pedestrians to closely follow crossing rules at particularly busy intersections along University Drive in College Station. 

Texas A&M Transportation Institute Reg...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

In the News: Local Company Unveils New Form of Autonomous Transportation to Move Freight

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The Texas A&M transportation institute unveiled a new way Thursday to transport freight and hopefully that will ease up some of the congestion on the highway. 

Freight Shuttle is a local business that unveiled a new autonomous shuttle at its h...

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Posted on: February 7, 2020

In the News: Highway 6 Overhaul will change Exit Configuration to Texas Avenue

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Work to widen Highway 6 in Bryan/College Station should start in two years. A big part of that plan includes changes to a major intersection on Texas Avenue. TxDOT is working on design plans to reconfigure the exit.

That exit is the gateway thousands of dr...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

In the News: Quieter 'Wayside Horn' Demonstrated at College Station Train Crossing

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Texas A&M University staff members, those with the city of College Station, engineering company representatives and the media were able to hear an example Wednesday of a lower-decibel wayside train horn that, officials say, could eventually be install...

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

In the News: Lower Decibel Train Horn to Dim Noise on Wellborn Road

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Good news for Texas A&M students and staff! Noise on Wellborn Road is about to get a bit quieter.

On Wednesday, the university, City of College Station, TxDOT and the Union Pacific Railroad demonstrated a lower decibel train horn.

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Posted on: February 6, 2020

In the News: Future of Barron Road Includes more Traffic Signals, Widening

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More than 14,000 vehicles travel along Barron Road every day. City planners are looking at ways to improve the road now and for the future.

College Station is making one its intersections safer with a new traffic light at Alexandria Avenue at Barron Road. ...

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Posted on: February 5, 2020

In the News: Scooter Company Hears Bryan Residents' Concerns at Town Hall

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Blue Duck Scooter officials led a discussion Tuesday with a few Bryan residents about concerns with the program and how the company plans to address certain issues.

The town hall at the Palace Theater is the first of two that the company plans to host duri...

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Posted on: February 2, 2020

In the News: Scooters on the Agenda

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It’s been nearly three months since Blue Duck Scooters flew into Bryan, and on Tuesday residents can voice their opinions about the program to company employees.

The town hall is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Palace Theater in Downtown Brya...

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Posted on: January 31, 2020

In the News: County RMA Holds First Meeting

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The nascent Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority had its inaugural meeting Thursday morning inside the county administration building as the five-person board works to address a variety of transportation issues and challenges.

The Texas Transportation...

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Posted on: January 30, 2020

In the News: Regional Mobility Authority of Brazos County Kicks Off First Meeting

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The Regional Mobility Authority of Brazos County met for the first time on Thursday after being approved by the Texas Transportation Commission in 2019.

The RMA helps fund roadway and infrastructure projects that are presented by the Metropolitan Planning ...

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Posted on: January 19, 2020

In the News: Waymo Makes Long-Term Commitment to Drivers in Autonomous Cars

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Alphabet Inc.’s Waymo took a big step forward last fall when it began ferrying riders around the Phoenix area in robotaxis without human safety drivers. Humans have been behind the wheel for almost all of the 20 million miles of testing...

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Posted on: January 8, 2020

In the News: Texas A&M Makes Changes to VeoRide Bike-Share Program

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VeoRide users are now required to remain on Texas A&M’s campus while using the bicycles and must lock the vehicles to a bike rack or face fines up to $75.

Local VeoRide employees are retrofitting bicycles with coiled-cable locks, and Texas A&...

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Posted on: January 3, 2020

In the News: Bryan/College Station Awaits Interstate 14 Route Options

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The first interstate through the Brazos Valley continues to be on the drawing board.

Transportation leaders are still trying to figure out the best route but Interstate 14 could eventually connect West Texas to Georgia.

The final route is nowhere near being...

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Posted on: January 1, 2020

In the News: Safe 2 Save App Creator Urges Attentive Driving in 2020

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The local creator of a safe-driving phone application suggests a 2020 New Year’s resolution for Brazos Valley drivers that she believes can be made into a fun challenge: cellphone-free driving.

It’s been three years since “Saf...

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Posted on: December 22, 2019

In the News: AAA Texas Predicts Record Travel Season

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Saturday marked the start of what’s expected to be a record-breaking holiday travel season.

AAA Texas projects that 9.3 million people across the state will be on the move between Dec. 21 and Jan. 1, with 8.6 million of those Texans taking to the...

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Posted on: December 21, 2019

In the News: Brazos County RMA Board Gets Commissioner's Court Approval

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The Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority, a new entity that area lawmakers believe will help address local transportation challenges, now has its five-person board, following Brazos County Commissioners Court approval — and the appointment ...

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Posted on: December 8, 2019

In the News: Texas A&M VeoRide Bike-Share Contract May not be Renewed

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Texas A&M Transportation Services may not renew its contract with VeoRide bike share next year due to the continued misuse of the bicycles.

In an email announcement sent to A&M students on Friday afternoon, Transportation Services said that while t...

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Posted on: November 13, 2019

In the News: Autonomous Delivery in Suburban Houston

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For months now, Nuro’s robotically piloted vehicles have been quietly delivering groceries around Houston, laying the groundwork for a new era of autonomy.

On the muggy streets of suburban Houston, amid McMansions, bright green lawns and stately ...

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Posted on: November 8, 2019

In the News: Solutions Sought for Long Streak of Fatalities

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Ever since Nov. 8, 2000, someone has been killed in a Texas wreck each day. The state's transportation department is spending an additional $600 million on safety — and trying to end all roadway deaths by 2050. 

At 1 a.m. Oct. 11, 52-yea...

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Posted on: November 7, 2019

In the News: The BCS MPO has a Plan for Traffic and They Need Your Opinion on It

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The BCS Metropolitan Planning Organization has developed a plan for transportation in the Bryan-College Station area. Access the full plan here

Now, MPO authorities want to hear from you.

Public comment is open now through Dec. 2. You can comment...

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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: February 26, 2020

Update for US190/SH 6

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ROBERTSON/BRAZOS COUNTIES – Construction continues along US 190/SH 6 between Hearne and Bryan to add turn lanes at frequently travel roadway intersections. This project began in September of 2019 and should be complete in early 2022. Upon comple...

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TxDOT News Release
Posted on: January 17, 2020

Open House for Raised Medians on FM 2347

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is proposing to install additional raised medians on FM 2347 (George Bush Drive) from FM 2154 (Welborn Road) to BS-6R (Texas Avenue). An informal open house is scheduled for Tuesday, January 21, 2020 between ...

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TxDOT News Release
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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TxDOT News Release
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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