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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: February 20, 2019

In the News: Council Supports Changes to Traffic

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The College Station City Council has given direction to move forward with a city policy that favors roundabouts over signalized intersections or four-way stops for collector and local streets. 

The consensus was reached during the council&rsqu...

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Posted on: February 14, 2019

In the News: Tauber Street Closed for Safety Upgrades

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The City of College Station announced on Wednesday that it has closed Tauber Street at University Drive for five weeks. 

The closure began Wednesday.  The city is installing an underground utility vault, part of the area's pedestrian safe...

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Posted on: February 9, 2019

In the News: MPO Asking for Project Requests

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Community members are being asked for their requests for future transportation projects in the Bryan-College Station metropolitan area.

The project requests are being accepted b the Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization through March 29....

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

In the News: Infrastucture Bill Faces Many Potholes in Months Ahread

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President Donald Trump pronounced himself eager to work with Congress on a plan to rebuild America's crumbling roads and bridges, but offered no specifics during his State of the Union speech on what kind of deal he would back.  The question now ...

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Posted on: February 7, 2019

How Yellow Bikes Turned Out to be a Community Asset

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When Texas A&M ended its bike share contract with ofo in December, you probably thought you’d seen the last of those yellow bicycles.

Not quite. And contrary to what you may be thinking, that’s a good thing.

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Posted on: February 5, 2019

In the News: Five Reasons Why Autonomous Cars Aren't Coming Anytime Soon

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In the world of autonomous vehicles, Pittsburgh and Silicon Valley are bustling hubs of development and testing.  But those involved in self-driving vehicles when we might actually see them carrying passengers in every city, and you'll get an alm...

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Posted on: February 3, 2019

In the News: TxDOT Kicks Off Texas Avenue Project

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The Texas Department of Transportation has begun a $2.5 million project to replace the asphalt on Texas Avenue in Bryan and College Station.

Crews from Knife River Corporation began the work Monday night.  The project will replace the pavement and...

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Posted on: January 27, 2019

In the News: Bryan Considering e-Scooter Program

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The city of Bryan is in talks with companies to potentially introduce a pilot program for electric scooters, but it's unclear when they could show up on city streets. 

According to Deputy City Manager Joey Dunn, the city does know that it would on...

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Posted on: January 25, 2019

In the News: Cyclists Urge College Station City Council to Consider Safety Measures

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Following the death of Kenneth Spence earlier this month, nine local cyclists urged the College Station City Council on Thursday to consider measures to better protect them and promote safer biking throughout the city.

Source:  The Eagle, 1/25/201...
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Posted on: January 24, 2019

In the News: VeoRide Grows to More than 7,000 Users at Texas A&M

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VeoRide recently entered into an agreement with Texas A&M to provide teal-colored rental bikes and will have over 2,500 bikes by month's end. Currently there are about 1,200.

KBTX was told they have more 7,000 users so far and there haven't been issues...

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Posted on: January 19, 2019

In the News: B/CS MPO Accepting Public Comments on Amendment to Improvement Program

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The Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization is accepting comments from the public on an amendment to its fiscal year 2019-2022 Transportation Improvement Program to include several major transportation projects. 

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Posted on: January 18, 2019

In the News: Texas A&M University Board of Regents Approve New Parking Garage for Flagship Campus

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A new parking garage is planned for the Texas A&M University flagship campus adjacent to the Emerging Technologies Building on University Drive, with the five-story structure planned to add 1,685 vehicle spaces next year.

During a regular meeting in Co...

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Posted on: January 14, 2019

In the News: More VeoRide Bikes Delivered to Texas A&M

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The new bike-sharing service VeoRide delivered 800 new rental bikes to the Texas A&M campus Monday morning.

VeoRide recently entered into an agreement with Texas A&M to provide teal-colored rental bikes and will have over 2,500 bikes by month's end...

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Posted on: January 13, 2019

In the News: VeoRide Bicycles Arrive on Texas A&M Campus

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With the return of students to the Texas A&M University campus also comes a new bike-share company. 

Ofo's bright yellow bikes have mostly been removed from campus and the wider community, and taking their place for the spring semester are tur...

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Posted on: December 12, 2018

BUILD Transportation Grant Award

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U.S. Transportation Secretary Elaine L. Chao announced today $1.5 billion in discretionary grant funding to 91 projects in 49 states and the District of Columbia.  The grants are made through the Better Utilizing Investments to Leverage Developme...

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Posted on: January 10, 2019

In the News: Bryan City Council Gets Look at Designs for Proposed Improvements to WJB Parkway

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Early designs for improvements to Bryan's busy William J. Bryan Parkway corridor show plans for raised medians, roundabouts, and shared-use paths.  Consultants presented the schematic designs to the Bryan City Council during a Tuesday workshop me...

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Posted on: January 1, 2019

In the News: B/CS Traffic Congestion: Solutions for Traffic Increase

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Have you noticed yourself sitting in more traffic than usual lately? This is probably due to the increase of traffic congestion and population growth in Bryan College Station. The Metropolitan Planning Organization is responsible for transportation planni...

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Posted on: June 19, 2018

Texas Releases Statewide Automated Vehicle Procurement

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TEXAS RELEASES STATEWIDE AUTOMATED VEHICLE PROCUREMENT:

Another Step Forward to Enable Automated Vehicle Development

HGACBuy in partnership with the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), and Texas Innovation Alliance issues a statewide reques...

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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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