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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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In The News
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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In The News
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: 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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