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AAA projects 43.8 million travelers will travel 50 miles or more from home over the Memorial Day travel period, and travel centers throughout the state are preparing to help drivers around the clock.

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Inside scoop: Texas Transportation Commission May 2024

Here’s what the Texas Transportation Commission discussed and approved at its meeting on May 23, 2024.

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Going batty for bridges

A new study looks into how and why bats make Texas bridges and roads their home, and how TxDOT can support our winged friends.

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Connecting Texas with a statewide active transportation plan

TxDOT is developing the Statewide Active Transportation Plan to develop recommendations for improving conditions for bicycling, walking and rolling across the state.

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New guardrail design will protect motorcyclists

Motorcyclists are much more vulnerable to crashes and can be harder to spot for other drivers. Because of this, motorcyclists have a higher risk of being injured or killed in crashes compared to people in cars.

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Coolest belt buckle in Texas. Click it or Ticket.
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Buckle up to save your own life: Click It or Ticket

In the time it takes to read this sentence, Texans can click their seat belt and save themselves from an early grave — and save their loved ones from the sorrow of preventable loss.

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Irving Interchange project transforms congested corridors

A congested triangle of highway interchanges is becoming a distant memory after a massive overhaul of the corridors wraps up in Irving.

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Motorcyclist deaths on the rise in Texas

Nearly 600 people riding motorcycles were killed in crashes in Texas last year, and more than 2,400 riders were seriously injured.

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Planning our transit future

To prepare for the future of transportation in Texas, TxDOT is developing a Statewide Multimodal Transit Plan.

TxDOT editorial

TxDOT to fight lawsuit against I-35 safety and mobility improvements

In response to a lawsuit brought by opponents of the I-35 Capital Express Central project, TxDOT Executive Director Marc Williams signaled the agency plans to vigorously defend the much-needed project.

Read more from Executive Director Marc Williams

The state of bridges

Despite having more bridges than any other state, Texas bridges rank third-best in the nation, according to the American Road and Transportation Builders Association report of state’s bridge conditions.

Read more about the state of Texas bridges

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#EndTheStreakTX

A "Team Effort" to share the importance of save driving habits. 

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Local news

TxDOT crews working storm recovery

Crews have spent the last few days clearing debris from roadways and working to restore operations in the Houston area.

Irving Interchange project transforms congested corridors

A congested triangle of highway interchanges is becoming a distant memory after a massive overhaul of the corridors wraps up in Irving.

Baby hawk hatches under TxDOT camera

Mama red-tailed hawk Rochelle recently hatched her first offspring, known as an eyas, in her nest high above traffic on State Highway 114.

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