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Icy Weather, The Good The Bad & The Ugly, & Young Choir Voices: Houston Matters for Fri., Jan. 24, 2014

Posted on · Dozens of schools are closed today and transportation officials are warning motorists to stay off the roads after a mix of rain and below-freezing temperatures overnight brought on icy conditions for the Greater Houston area. Today on Houston Matters, we’ll discuss how TX DOT prepared for the region’s winter storm and how emergency officials will […]

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The Real Rules of Houston Roads

Posted on · Beginning Sept. 1, the “Move Over/Slow Down” law on Texas roads will apply to TxDOT crews, as well as police, emergency responders and tow trucks. In essence, the law states that if you see any of these folks along the side of the road, you need to move over or slow down. It’s one of […]


But How To Spend All That Money?

Posted on · TxDOT says it has come up with more money for high-priority transportation projects around the state. Officials say they came up with the money by identifying new funding opportunities, and through cost-saving measures at the department. Now comes the work of deciding how those funds should be spent.


TxDOT Needs to Make Big Changes

Posted on · Lieutenant Governor David Dewhurst was in Houston today to discuss the state of Texas transportation. He says the Texas Department of Transportation needs to make some serious changes if it wants to tackle the state's congestion problems. Wendy Siegle reports.


Grand Parkway Stays in County Control

Posted on · Harris County Commissioners Court has approved an option for the Grand Parkway that keeps the project out of the control of the Texas Department of Transportation. The so-called "local primacy" option commits Harris County to build its portion of the project. Pat Hernandez has the story.