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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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Posted on: April 14, 2019

In the News: Council Supports Crow Memorial Parkway

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The College Station City Council recently approved a resolution in support of Texas State Rep. John Raney’s House Bill 884, which would designate a portion of Texas Avenue as the Carolyn and John David Crow Memorial Parkway.

Council members initi...

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Posted on: April 11, 2019

In the News: Five Month Closure for Arrington Road

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Brazos County officials announced Wednesday that Arrington Road in College Station will be closed for five months starting next week.  The roadwork will begin April 15.

A portion of the road will be open to homeowners, property owners and construc...

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Posted on: April 4, 2019

In the News: Texas High-Speed Rail Developer Doesn't Want State Money

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Dallas-Houston bullet train developer Texas Central Partners LLC said its project could be delayed by a provision added to the Texas Senate's proposed 2020-21 budget Wednesday, even though the company is not planning on using state funds to build the high...

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Posted on: April 3, 2019

In the News: Aggie Engineers' Design for Flying Vehicle Taking Off

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Over the past year, Texas A&M aerospace engineering graduate students and their professor have created a design and a small scale prototype of a personal flying vehicle. Now, the only stpe left is to make the full-scale model.

The design is part of the...

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Posted on: March 30, 2019

In the News: House Committee Passes RMA Bill

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House Bill 642, which would assist Brazos County officials in created a Regional Mobility Authority, passed 9-0 out of the House Transportation Committee this week and was referred favorably to the Local and Consent Committee.

House Bill 642, which is spon...

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Posted on: March 26, 2019

In the News: Council to Vote on Emergency Contract for Francis Drive

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The College Station City Council on Thursday will vote on an emergency contract to complete work on the Francis Drive rehabilitation project.  

The roughly $334,000 contract with Larry Young Paving Inc. will cover the completion of the work from S...

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Posted on: March 25, 2019

In the News: Town Hall Meeting to Discuss Palasota Drive Project

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A major construction project is set to begin along a busy Bryan road.  Improvements will be made along Palasota Drive between Beck Street and West 28th Street.

Source:  KBTX-TV, 3/25/2019

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Posted on: March 20, 2019

In the News: Area Officials to Make Case for RMA

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A group of Brazos Valley officials are traveling to Austin today to testify at a hearing for a bill that would assist the county in creating a Regional Mobility Authority. They believe the bill would help to combat increasing traffic congestion in Bryan-C...

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Posted on: March 14, 2019

In the News: One One Quarter of Construction on Francis Drive Project Completed

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About 25 percent of the work on the Francis Drive rehabilitation project, which began a little more than a year ago, was completed by a Houston construction company before it was fired last week by the City of College Station.

The city terminated its contr...

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Posted on: March 13, 2019

In the News: SXSW: Texas A&M Experts Discuss Rural Health Concerns and Innovative Solutions

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Two Texas A&M-affiliated leaders were part of a panel of experts who explored rural health care challenges and innovations Tuesday afternoon at the annual South by Southwest festival.

About 65 attendees, including dozens of health care professionals, c...

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Posted on: March 1, 2019

In the News: Exploration Day at Kyle Field's Hall of Champions Spotlights Research

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More than 500 of Texas A&M’s top donors ducked to avoid fast-moving volleyballs, served as assistants for an A&M chemist and waved from self-driving cars Thursday morning as part of the Texas A&M Foundation’s Exploration Da...

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Posted on: February 27, 2019

In the News: State Representative Leman Files Four Bills Related to High-Speed Rail Oversight

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State Rep. Ben Leman, R-Anderson, has filed several bills aimed at oversight of high-speed rail entities in Texas as a private company’s plans for a Dallas-Houston bullet train move forward. 

Leman, a former Grimes County judge and criti...

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Posted on: March 11, 2019

FM 2818 Public Hearing & Open House Widening

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BRAZOS COUNTY – The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), as the lead agency, is conducting a public hearing to discuss proposed improvements of FM 2818 (Harvey Mitchell Parkway) from 0.5 miles north of FM 60 (Raymond Stotzer Parkway) to F...

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