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Giant Sinkholes Near West Texas Oil Patch Towns Are Growing and New Ones Lurk

Residents of Wink and neighboring Kermit have grown accustomed to the two giant sinkholes that sit between their small West Texas towns. But now radar images taken of the sinkholes by an orbiting space satellite reveal big changes may be on the horizon. A…

Texas’ Intracoastal Waterway Wins Marine Highway Status

June 9, 2016 - in Corporate, Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation’s application to designate the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway from Brownsville to Port Arthur as Marine…

USGS Crews Measure Flooding in Central and Southeast Texas

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring flooding in parts of central and southeast Texas following intense rainfall. Record rains have led to…

The Nature Conservancy Releases the Texas Water Explorer

March 28, 2016 - in Analysis, Corporate, Surveying/Mapping, Water

Prior to the Texas Water Explorer, it was difficult to get a centralized view of different water policies, trends and uses and their effect on the state's water system. The Nature Conservancy's Texas Chapter and the Global Water Team worked together with state…

Texas Transportation Commission Approves $20 million Funding for Road Improvement Projects at State Ports

March 2, 2016 - in Financial, Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission has approved $20 million in funding for road improvements at Texas ports to help ensure their continued contributions to the vitality of the state’s economy. Nine port projects were selected to use just over…

TxDOT Launches TexasClearLanes.com to Keep Texans Informed on Efforts to Address Congestion

February 26, 2016 - in Corporate, Maintenance, Roads, Sensors

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation today unveiled TexasClearLanes.com as a tool to keep Texans informed of the agency’s efforts to address traffic congestion. The website comes at a time when the agency is most focused on improving travel…

TxDOT Unveils Initial $1.3 Billion to Address Congestion

AUSTIN – On average, Texas drivers in five of the state’s largest metropolitan areas each are losing about 52 hours and $1,200* annually due to traffic congestion. Upon approval by the Texas Transportation Commission, the Texas Department of Transportation…

Stantec to Acquire KBR’s Infrastructure Americas Division

November 9, 2015 - in Corporate, Design/Engineering

North American design firm Stantec will expand its presence in Texas and Alabama with the planned acquisition of the Infrastructure Americas division of KBR, expected to close in December 2015. With offices in Houston, Austin, and Dallas, Texas; and Mobile,…

Lt. Governor Patrick Launches Major Initiative on Texas Ports

AUSTIN – Today, Lt. Governor Dan Patrick announced an initiative that will ensure Texas continues to have great ports and is a world leader along the Gulf Coast. Lt. Governor Dan Patrick has been on a listening tour since the end of session traveling across…

USGS Crews Measure Record Flooding in Central Texas

November 2, 2015 - in Corporate, Stormwater, Surveying/Mapping

U.S. Geological Survey field crews are measuring record flooding in parts of central Texas following intense rainfall. Rainfall totals exceeding 10 inches since early morning have led to widespread flash flooding and road closures in the San Antonio and Austin…