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TxDOT at 100: It’s More Than Just ‘the Highway Department’

Posted on · The Texas Department of Transportation (aka TxDOT) is turning 100 this year. The organization is much more than just about highways — although many Texans still refer to it as “the highway department.” To celebrate its centennial, TxDOT has a travelling exhibit that’s making the rounds around the state, including a recent stint in Houston. […]

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Addressing Houston’s Most Dangerous Intersections

Posted on · Driving around Greater Houston can be challenging, due in no small part to our seemingly ever-increasing traffic, and — let’s face it — some less-than-stellar driving habits some of our neighbors exhibit. But in some cases accidents might be — at least in part — about the design of the roads themselves. There are some particularly […]

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How New Sections of the Grand Parkway Are Affecting Residents and Businesses

Posted on · A new section of the Grand Parkway is now open, east from I-45 onto US 59. And that’s where Houston Matters host Craig Cohen was last week, driving with a passenger in tow — News 88.7 transportation reporter Gail DeLaughter. They decided to check out the new section of the parkway (technically called Texas State Highway 99) and […]