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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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In The News
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: 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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In The News
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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In The News
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: 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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