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Vehicles

Tesla Weighs New Lithium Refinery in Texas

September 9, 2022

Via: Transport Topics

Tesla Inc. is plotting a potential lithium refinery on the gulf coast of Texas, a move that would bolster the company’s battery production efforts and further expand its footprint in the state. The electric car maker has told officials that […]


Infrastructure

Texas Gov. Abbott, TxDOT announce $85B transportation plan

September 1, 2022

Via: Transportation Today

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott announced Tuesday the adoption of the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) 10-year, $85 billion statewide roadway construction plan. The 2023 Unified Transportation Program (UTP) maps out the state’s projected transportation funding dedicated to improving transportation safety, […]


Travel & Public Transit

Texas Transportation Commission approves $89M in funding for state transit

July 6, 2021

Via: Transportation Today

The Texas Transportation Commission recently approved an $89 million in transit funding, representing the largest transit agency funding initiative at one time. Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) officials noted that $54 million of the funding is sourced from the federal […]


Infrastructure

Texas, Ohio Earn Mediocre Infrastructure Grades From ASCE

February 11, 2021

Via: Transport Topics

Texas and Ohio, which serve as important freight hubs, earned mediocre grades on the infrastructure report cards recently issued by the American Society of Civil Engineers. Texas earned a C on its report card, the results of which were announced […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

Texas terminal for refining and chemical shippers opens for business

December 8, 2020

Via: FreightWaves

Alpenglow Rail subsidiary USA Rail has a new railcar storage, switching and transloading logistic park near Port Arthur, Texas. The facility has received its first railcars and is open for business. Alpenglow Rail seeks to target refining and chemical shippers […]


Impact & Regulations

Texas Officials Unveil Truck Inspection Facility Along I-10

October 14, 2020

Via: Transport Topics

The Texas Department of Public Safety has opened a technologically advanced truck inspection facility in Seguin, which straddles Interstate 10. Located 36 miles east of San Antonio, Seguin is home to facilities for companies such as Caterpillar Inc. and Niagara […]


Impact & Regulations, Infrastructure

A Lawmaker Wants Fast Trains to Rev Up the US Economy

May 19, 2020

Via: Wired

ACCUSE REPRESENTATIVE SETH Moulton of loving trains too much at your peril. Yes, the Massachusetts Democrat worked for a time on a high-speed-rail project in Texas, one that is now finally inching towards a groundbreaking ceremony. He’s pressed for a […]


Impact & Regulations

Texas Legislature Advances Self-Driving Bill

June 6, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

Legislation to allow automated vehicles on Texas roads beginning Sept. 1, has overwhelmingly passed the Texas House and Senate and at press time was awaiting the governor’s signature. If Republican Gov. Greg Abbott signs the bill, Texas would become the […]


Shipping

UPS to Open $200 Million Texas Shipping Hub

April 5, 2017

Via: Transport Topics

UPS Inc. has confirmed that it will open a new $200 million shipping center in Arlington, Texas. The city of Arlington last week approved economic incentives for the more than 1 million-square-foot distribution center near Interstate 20. UPS ranks No. […]


Travel & Public Transit

CapMetro plan would nearly triple high-frequency routes

August 24, 2016

Via: Metro Magazine

Capital Metro has presented its board with a 10-year draft transit plan that would nearly triple existing frequent routes, and significantly increase reliability and connections for riders. The draft plan, called Connections 2025, would take Capital Metro in a new […]