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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 Department of Transportation officials to identify strategies to cut the state's roadway fatalities — typically about 3,900 annually — in half by 2035, the Houston Chronicle reported.

Source:  Associated Press, 8/03/2019

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