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  • Early Registration Closing Soon!
  • Commission Meeting Set for Nov. 18
  • Motorcycle Safety Signs Debut
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Monday, November 15, 2010

Here's our roundup of Texas Department of Transportation news and events. If you have any questions, comments or just want to know more about something you read in here, send a message to AskTxDOT@txdot.gov.

6th Annual Texas Transportation Forum

Early Registration Closing Soon!

Register now for the 2011 Texas Transportation Forum before the early registration discount expires on Wednesday, November 17! The theme for the Forum is ON A MISSION TO MODERNIZE, and this year's event will be exciting and informative. Listen to various panels of elected officials and transportation leaders discuss many of today's hot-button issues, including the upcoming legislative session, and even join the conversation. But, you must register today to guarantee your voice will be heard!

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Texas Transportation Commission

Note: The Commission will not hold a workshop on Nov. 17.

The Texas Transportation Commission will convene for its monthly meeting at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, November 18. The Commission will consider approving the Texas Rail Plan and the Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035.

The Commission also will hear the following: a report from the TxDOT Restructure Council on its initial assessment of recommendations in the Grant Thornton management and organizational review and other documents; a progress report from the Grand Parkway Association on their activities and projects in the past year; and a status report on the I-69 segment committees work.

To watch Thursday's meeting, click the banner on the www.txdot.gov home page.

Read the agenda for this weeks meeting »

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While seated on their motorcycles, three drivers point to the new motorcycle sign "Caution Next 12 Miles. Since Jan 2006 10 Killed in Motorcycle related crashes. Stay Alert. Save a life."s.

A first of its kind in Texas ─ caution signs encouraging safe travel for motorcyclists on high-use routes ─ have been placed on scenic Hill Country highways. The new Stay Alert, Save a Life signs caution motorcyclists to be alert through the next few miles.

A sign unveiling ceremony took place on October 26 at the Frio River Crossing on RM 337, part of the scenic Three Sisters loop and a popular route for motorcyclists and drivers.

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