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Posted on: August 8, 2018

In the News: 'Diverging Diamond' Interchange on FM 60 Opens to Traffic

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Drivers will finally have the chance to experience the new diverging diamond interchange on F.M. 60.

The interchange reopened Sunday after additional configuration was done and new signage was added throughout the interchange. Construction on the F.M. 60 o...

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Posted on: August 5, 2018

In the News: Diverging Diamond Interchange Now Open at FM 60 and FM 2818

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The new diverging diamond interchange at FM 60 and FM 2818 in College Station is now open, and authorities are asking drivers to pay attention to all signage, including the reduced speed limit on the bridge.

The Texas Department of Transportation says the ...

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Posted on: August 4, 2018

In the News: Thursday Opener Means Busy Day at A&M

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A day of classes and research at the Texas A&M University campus will be capped by the season-opening football game at Kyle Field on Aug. 30, making for a packed schedule that residents will likely see the effects of during their commutes that day.

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

In the News: Expect Detours on University Drive

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The Texas Department of Transportation will be closing a portion of University Drive - Raymond Stotzer Parkway for three days this week.

Starting at 9 a.m. today and continuing through Saturday, all lanes of University Drive/Raymond Stotzer Parkway will be...

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Posted on: August 1, 2018

In the News: TTI Team Among Five in Race for Funding

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Cars don't yet drive themselves, but the Texas A&M Transportation Institute has been chosen to be in the front seat of research funding to improve the safety of autonomous vehicles 

Alongside research experts at the University of Houston, the ...

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Posted on: July 11, 2018

In the News: Bryan Council Approves TxDOT Deals for Transportation Development Projects

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Two funding agreements with the Texas Department of Transportation for alternative transportation projects were approved Tuesday by the Bryan City Council. 

The city will contribute 25 percent of the construction costs for both projects, which als...

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Posted on: June 29, 2018

In the News: Bike Share, CS Council Gets Look at Proposed Regulations

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The College Station City Council got its first look Thursday at some potential bike-share regulations and directed city staff to bring back an ordinance for consideration.

The regulations, if approved, will come ahead of the arrival of more yellow bikes fr...

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Posted on: June 20, 2018

In the News: Bill Would Extend I-14 Farther East Through Bryan-College Station

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Lawmakers from three states have co-sponsored a bill to expand the
Interstate 14 corridor, which has long been envisioned to pass through Bryan-College Station.

According to the Gulf Coast Strategic
Highway Coalition, the group advocating for the int...

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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: June 19, 2018

In the News: Meeting Today for Public Input on East 29th Street Sidewalk Project

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The city of Bryan is looking for public input on a shared-use path project planned for East 29th Street. 

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12-foot wide concrete path is planned to run from Carter Creek Parkway in Bryan to Autumn Circle in College Station. A separate pedestr...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

Three-State I-14 Expansion Bill Introduced

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We have achieved another milestone on the journey to make I-14 and the Gulf Coast Strategic Highway System a reality connecting communities across three states. Here is the latest:

 

Members of Congress from Texas, Louisiana and Mississippi are co-...

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Posted on: June 18, 2018

In the News: Bryan Hosting Public Input Meeting for 29th Street Shared Path Project

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The city of Bryan hopes to hear from you about some big improvements they have planned for 29th Street. 

The city plans to build a 12 foot wide, concrete multi-use path from
Carter Creek Parkway, south past KBTX to Autumn Circle in College Sta...

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Posted on: June 1, 2018

In the News: Repair Work Closing Part of Villa Maria

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A portion of East Villa Maria will be closed for about two weeks beginning Thursday.  A Texas Department of Transportation contractor is repairing a damaged storm sewer in front of Sul Ross Elementary.  TxDOT said the closure affects the...

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Posted on: May 30, 2018

In the News: Board Votes to Back Train

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The Brazos County Commissioners Court passed a resolution in support of Texas Central's high-speed rail project on Tuesday, but not all commissioners are on board. 

Precinct 2 Commissioner Sammy Catalena said before casting the lone dissenting vot...

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Posted on: May 25, 2018

In the News: College Station explores closing parts of Boyett Street for pedestrian safety in North

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The city of College Station could soon be closing parts of Boyett Street during peak bar hours to help improve pedestrian safety in the busy Northgate district. 

As the city continues a more comprehensive study of the area, some temporary fixes co...

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Posted on: May 20, 2018

In the News: Wheel World Issues

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As Ofo's yellow bicycles have become
ubiquitous around the Texas A&M campus -- with a few thousand more on the way -- the city of College Station is studying potential
regulations for dockless bike-sharing. 

The university's pilot prog...

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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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