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Texas DOT Urges End to Streak of Daily Traffic Deaths

Since Nov. 7, 2000, at least one person has died on Texas roadways every single day, according to the Texas Department of Transportation. More than 66,000 have died from vehicle crashes on Texas roadways since that day, TxDOT says. In …

Texas DOT: Hazardous Chemical Routes in Houston Unchanged in 20 Years

Texas Department of Transportation records show no highway routes designated for transport of hazardous chemicals in the Houston area have been updated over the past 20 years and government officials appear befuddled over who has the authority to do so, …

New Texas-Developed Guardrails to Be Installed in State, Nation

Some roadways in Texas and around the country will get new guardrails after Texas A&M University found that a specially made reinforced concrete barrier works better to protect drivers. Engineers from Texas A&M’s Transportation Institute and the Texas Department of …

Texas Leads the Way in Work Zone Crashes, Fatalities

Texas by far had the most work zone crash fatalities of any state last year and the state’s transportation department is urging drivers to slow down and pay attention. Work zone crash fatalities in Texas rose to 146 last year, …