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TxDOT Celebrates 100 Years of Service to Texas

April 6, 2017 - in Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Department of Transportation turned 100 years old today and celebrated with an employee event at its downtown Austin headquarters office located in the DeWitt Greer building at 125 E. 11th Street. The event featured a travelling exhibit…

Fluor Wins Bid-Build U.S. 287 Infrastructure Project in Texas

April 6, 2017 - in Projects, Roads, Transportation

IRVING, Texas –Fluor Corporation (NYSE: FLR) announced today that it has been awarded a bid-build contract in Texas for the construction of the Texas…

Texas Transportation Commission Discusses 10-Year, $70 Billion Project Plan to Improve Transportation in State

February 27, 2017 - in Financial, News

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission today heard presentations from the Texas Department of Transportation regarding the agency’s Unified…

TxDOT Plans For $70 Billion To Fund Transportation Projects Over Next 10 Years

August 29, 2016 - in Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission today approved the 2017 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) with $70 billion worth of projects to help TxDOT meet the state’s growing transportation demands. The plan is the largest of its kind in the agency’s…

Michael Baker International Selected for I-635 Improvement Project to Assist in Expansion of Dallas Region

July 13, 2016 - in Design/Engineering, Projects, Roads

Dallas, July 12, 2016—Michael Baker International, a global leader in engineering, planning and consulting services, is playing a critical role in the growth of a 33-mile stretch of Interstate 635 (I-635) in Dallas. The company was awarded a $2.75-million,…

TxDOT Unveils Dallas CityMAP Project to Reimagine City’s Interstates Around Urban Core

DALLAS, June 10, 2016—The Texas Department of Transportation, along with the City of Dallas and Dallas County, has released the results of its Dallas City Center Master Assessment Process (Dallas CityMAP). The goal of the 15-month study was aimed at assessing…

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 Highway 69 has been approved by the U.S. Secretary of Transportation. This designation allows TxDOT and…

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…

Texas Transportation Commission Names James Bass as New TxDOT Executive Director

December 18, 2015 - in People, Transportation

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission today selected James Bass as the Texas Department of Transportation’s new executive director. Bass, who has been serving as the agency’s chief financial officer since 2005, will begin his new role on Jan.…