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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: October 27, 2018

In the News: College Station Reinstates Bike-Share Company Ofo's License to Operate

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College Station on Friday reinstated Ofo's license to operate in the city, two weeks after it had been revoked due to lapsed auto liability insurance. Texas A&M University, though, still plans to part ways with the Chinese bike-sharing company at the ...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

In the News: Ofo Planning to Remove Bikes in Coming Months from College Station

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Ofo is back in business in College Station, at least for now.

Thursday night, KBTX learned their permit had been pulled, but Friday morning it got reinstated. ofo’s permit was revoked October 12 due to multiple violations of College Station&r...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

In the News: City of College Station Reinstates License of Bike-Sharing Company

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The city of College Station reinstated Ofo’s license to operate in the city today, two weeks after it had been revoked due to lapsed auto liability insurance.

The Chinese bike-sharing company has updated its insurance, according to the city manag...

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Posted on: October 26, 2018

In the News: Texas A&M to Cut Ties with Bike-Share Company Ofo

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Each of the 2,300 yellow Ofo bikes in College Station will be collected and donated, repurposed or recycled at the end of the fall semester. Texas A&M University will be parting ways with the Chinese bike-sharing company less than a year after enterin...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

In the News: Brazos County Approves Resolution to Help with Funding for Better Roads and Parking

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A solution to traffic and congestion issues in Brazos County may be on the horizon. The Brazos County Commissioners Court approved a resolution that would create a Regional Mobility Authority that group will help with funding for better roadways and parki...

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Posted on: October 17, 2018

In the News: Commissioners Court Authorizes Petition for Brazos County Regional Mobility Authority

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In response to area residents' frustrations with traffic congestion and anticipated continued Brazos Valley population and economic growth, the Brazos County Commissioners Court unanimously authorized the petitioning of the Texas Transportation Commission...

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Posted on: October 1, 2018

In the News: Wellborn Road Railroad Crossings to Receive Upgrades

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Agreements approved by the College Station City Council this month will make upgrades to Wellborn Road railroad crossings. 

Most recently, an advanced funding agreement was OK'd Thursday with the Texas Department of Transportation for the Cain Roa...

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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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