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Posted on: May 10, 2018

In the News: MPO wants Residents' Feedback on B-CS Congestion Levels

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The average commuter in the Bryan-College Station area spent an extra 16 hours in traffic in 2016 thanks to congestion, up from 12 hours in 2007 -- and it's projected to get worse.

Congestion, which the Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organizat...

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Posted on: May 9, 2018

In the News: Reducing Traffic Congestion Could Cost Residents Money

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The Metropolitan Planning Organization is working on ways to ease congestion, but they say it won't be cheap.  "We have about $3 billion worth of need and we get $13 million a year," said Dan Rudge, Executive Director of the Bryan/Colle...

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Posted on: May 5, 2018

In the News: Road Improvements Set to Begin

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TxDOT is making plans to boost the safety of Texas 21 and Texas 47 ahead of the school schedule.

With students set to arrive on the Texas A&M University System's RELLIS Campus this fall, road improvements to Texas 21 and Texas 47 could begin later this...

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Posted on: April 16, 2018

In the News: Deadly Distractions

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A car will travel the length of Kyle Field in the time it takes the driver to read a text message: 100 yards in five seconds.

Distracted driving has become one of the top three causes of motor vehicle accidents in Texas, alongside alcohol and speed, says T...

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Posted on: April 12, 2018

In the News: Center of Attention, RELLIS Campus

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The Texas A&M University System had a ceremonial ribbon cutting Wednesday for its Center for Infrastructure Renewal at the RELLIS Campus, featuring a number of political guests, including Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, who was credited multiple times thr...

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Posted on: April 10, 2018

In the News: TxDOT seeks input on Active Transportation in Bryan-College Station

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As a resident of the Northgate District, Texas A&M student Barrett Ochoa enjoys having the option of easily walking or bicycling to work or class. For longer trips, he'll take the university's bus system to get groceries or use the Brazos Transit Dist...

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Posted on: April 7, 2018

In the News: TxDOT and AT&T Join Forces to Combat Distracted Driving

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The Texas Department of Transportation has joined forces with AT&T in an effort to combat multitasking while behind the wheel as part of National Distracted Driving Month.

For the past three years, almost one in every five vehicular crashes in Texas ha...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

In the News: Buffered Bike Lanes added along Finfeather Road in Bryan

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The City of Bryan has added new buffered bike lanes along Finfeather Road as part of a safety improvement program.  They have a partnership with the Texas Department of Transportation.

"The Finfeather improvements that we've done are part of ...

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Posted on: April 6, 2018

In the News: William J. Bryan Parkway Options Unveiled at Public Workshop

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A public design workshop Thursday at First United Methodist Church in Bryan offered some early glimpses of potential plans to improve the William J. Bryan Parkway corridor. 

Residents have reported numerous concerns with the corridor -- the speed ...

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Posted on: March 20, 2018

In the News: Big Numbers for Bikes

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Texas A&M's bike-share program logged nearly 20,000 miles and 25,000 trips in its first two weeks on campus, officials with the university's Transportation Services said.

The bikes were free to ride through March 13 as part of a special promotion.

The s...

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Posted on: March 14, 2018

In the News: Brazos County commissioners discuss possibility of creating Regional Mobile Authority

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Brazos County commissioners held a workshop Tuesday morning to discuss the possible creation of a Regional Mobile Authority to deal with traffic and transportation complications as the county continues to grow.

"Traffic and transportation are becoming...

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Posted on: March 13, 2018

In the News: Rival Rail Company says Texas Central Train is 'Not Right for Texas'

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SNCF America, the U.S. branch of the French state-owned rail company, is calling the proposed high speed rail between Houston and Dallas "bad for Texas.".

They believe a different route makes more sense for future high speed rail expansion. SNCF ...

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Posted on: March 11, 2018

In the News: Waymo's Self-Driving Trucks to Hit Road

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The race to control the future of self-driving trucking just got even more competitive.

 

Beginning next week, Waymo — formerly known as Google’s self-driving car project — will roll out a pilot program in Atlanta wher...

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Posted on: March 2, 2018

In the News: Sheriffs Express Safety Concersn Related to High-Speed Rail

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Sheriffs from Ellis, Feestone, Grimes, Leon, Limestone, Madison, Navarro, and Waller counties host a press conference in front of the Grimes County Courthouse on Thursday to express their public safety concerns related to the proposed high speed rail betw...

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Posted on: February 28, 2018

In The News: Mobility Freedom

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Members of the Texas A&M community have a new option for getting around campus with the launch of a partnership with dockless bike share company ofo.

Ron Steedly, alternative transportation manager with Texas A&M Transportation Services, said the p...

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Posted on: February 21, 2018

In The News: Driverless Vehicles Hit the Road in Texas

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The push towards autonomous vehicles is strong in the Lone Star State, home of the Texas AV Proving Grounds Partnership.

If you think your car will be driving you anytime in the near future, think again.

Known as driverless or self-driving vehicles, autonom...

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Posted on: February 15, 2018

In The News: Bryan to Pursue Quiet Zone

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The Bryan City Council gave consensus to move full steam ahead on implementing a downtown quiet zone, which could be established by summer 2020.

During a workshop discussion Tuesday, council members unanimously agreed that they favor an accelerated funding...

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Posted on: February 8, 2018

In The News: Consultants Unveil 'Outside the Box' Concepts for University Drive

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Bridges, underpasses and even park space between the Texas A&M campus and Northgate are among the concepts that consultants have come up with to improve pedestrian and bicycle connectivity and safety along University Drive.

Source:  The Eagle,...

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Posted on: February 4, 2018

In The News: Damaged Road Could Cost Brazos County $1.2M

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The repair of a road damaged by Hurricane Harvey could cost the county more than $1 million, Brazos County Judge Duane Peters said.  Peters said Friday it could cost the county around $1.2 million to fix the portion of McAllester Lane, located of...

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

In The News: Dallas-Houston Bullet Train

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The private company behind the Dallas-Houston bullet train project released new details Thursday on the passenger station it plans to build in Grimes County.

Source:  The Eagle, 1/19/2018

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Posted on: January 19, 2018

In The News: Setting a High Bar

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Hundreds of guests, university officials and construction workers gathered at The Texas A&M University System's RELLIS Campus on Thursday afternoon to celebrate the last beam being placed in the future headquarters of the Texas A&M Transportation ...

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Posted on: January 14, 2018

In The News: TxDOT to Unveil Plan for TX 249 at January 25th Meeting

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The Texas Department of Transportation will unveil the undated plan for Texas 249 from F.M. 1774 to Texas 105 in Grimes County at an open-house format meeting on Jan. 25.

Source:  The Eagle, 1/14/2018

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Posted on: January 13, 2018

In The News: City Project to Improve William J. Bryan Parkway Design

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The portion of William J. Bryan Parkway from Texas Avenue to Texas 6 passes through a blend of different properties, including residential and commercial uses and Sue Haswell Memorial Park. As the corridor continues to grow, the city of Bryan is studying ...

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Posted on: January 9, 2018

In The News: Construction Temporarily Closes Sims Avenue in Bryan

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The city of Bryan will close Sims Avenue for waterline construction between West William Joel Bryan Parkway and West 27th Street beginning Tuesday.

Source:  The Eagle, 1/09/2018

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Posted on: January 6, 2018

In The News: Bryan City Project to Resume Soom

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Frontier Communications has started work to relocate its aerial utilities around CHI St. Joseph Hospital into underground conduits, a task that has stalled progress on a city intersection improvement project in the area.

Source:  The Eagle, 1/06/2...

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Posted on: January 3, 2018

In The News: Major Road Work in College Station Starts Soon

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Construction is expected to begin soon on major intersection improvements at Greens Prairie and Arrington roads in College Station.

The project will add new travel lanes, median improvements and a traffic signal at the busy intersection, near where several...

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Posted on: December 10, 2017

In The News: Federal report supports bullet train with stop between College Station and Huntsville

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GRIMES COUNTY, Tex. (KBTX)- Federal officials narrowed the possible paths for a Dallas-Houston bullet train down to one likely route Friday, providing an unknown number of rural Texans the most definitive answer so far as to whether their land will be in...

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Posted on: December 10, 2017

In The News: Report proposes short-term, long-term changes to F.M. 2818

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A report accepted by the Bryan/College Station Metropolitan Planning Organization this week identifies many interim and long-term projects to improve the F.M. 2818 corridor. 

Increasing supply, decreasing demand and improving traffic flow and safe...

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Posted on: December 10, 2017

In The News: College Station making changes to FM 2818 corridor to address traffic

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COLLEGE STATION, Tex. (KBTX) - College Station is working on traffic changes along the FM 2818 corridor as the city continues to grow in that direction.

The city is doing several things to relieve congestion.

The area along FM 2818 is booming in College Sta...

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Posted on: December 15, 2017

In The News: Pedestrian Project OK'd for University

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The College Station City Council unanimously approved a $6 million construction contract Thursday for pedestrian improvements to University Drive. 

The second phase of improvements to the notoriously busy and hazardous roadway will focus on the st...

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Posted on: April 4, 2018

TxDOT Launches 'Heads Up, Texas' Campaign to Curb Distracted-Driving Crashes

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TxDOT Partners with AT&T It Can Wait to educate Texans on statewide law and dangers of distracted driving.

April is National Distracted Driving Month and with nearly 1 in 5 crashes in Texas involving distracted driving - a ratio that has not c...

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Posted on: March 5, 2018

TxDOT Urges Drivers to Plan for a Sober Ride During Spring Break

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Each year in Texas, more than half of drivers involved in deadly drunk driving crashes are between the ages of 17 and 34. With many college students and young adults heading to Spring Break destinations in the coming weeks, the Texas Department of Transpo...

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Posted on: February 13, 2018

Political Signs: Know Where to Put Them

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BRYAN DISTRICT– During campaign season, the landscape blooms with a special kind of flower-the political sign. Unlike wildflowers that are welcome anywhere, putting campaign signs on public land is illegal. So before you plant that sign, learn t...

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