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TxDOT to Unveil New Web App to Austin-Area Drivers that Will Save Them Money, Help the Environment
Contact: Kelli Reyna
Phone: (512) 832-7060
Date: July 9, 2014

‘Roadcents’ Web app enables drivers to access vehicle maintenance tips via smartphone, computer

When: Friday, July 11 from 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.
   
Where: Capitol City Chevron
601 N. I-35
Austin, Texas 78702
   
Visual: As part of TxDOT’s “Drive Clean Texas” campaign, Austin drivers filling up their gas tanks will be surprised to encounter a giant smartphone demonstrating the new “Roadcents” Web app. “Roadcents” is designed to help Texas drivers save money on gas and reduce harmful vehicle emissions.

AUSTIN — The Texas Department of Transportation’s “Drive Clean Texas” campaign is introducing the new “Roadcents” Web app and asking drivers to take simple steps to reduce car and truck emissions that contribute to air pollution. Driving a vehicle that needs maintenance can add $100 to annual gas spending, while underinflated tires increase vehicle emissions and can add an extra $90 a year in fuel costs.

The Texas Department of Transportation is responsible for maintaining 80,000 miles of road and for supporting aviation, rail, and public transportation across the state. TxDOT and its 11,000 employees are committed to working with others to provide safe and reliable transportation solutions for Texas by maintaining a safe system, addressing congestion, connecting Texas communities, and being a Best in Class state agency. Find out more at TxDOT.gov. Fan us on Facebook, and follow us on Twitter.