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Sunset Staff: Scrap TTC, Overhaul TxDoT
Legislature's Sunset Commission staff make their sweeping recommendations for state transportation agencies
"...formed and mandated to have an oversight role over TxDoT. It would also be given the job of researching..."

June 3, 2008 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Now Dunnam Is Really Pissed at TxDOT
Stimulus committee chair says agency sending inaccurate information to Congress
"...Economic Stabilization Funding (aka “the stimulus”), Dunnam charged that TxDOT may have violated the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act..."

March 3, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Rethink35 Is Suing TxDOT Over I-35 Expansion With Broad Community Support
TxDOT vs. basically everyone in Austin
"...their new lawsuit over the $4.5 billion expansion, following TxDOT's release of its final plans approving its own environmental..."

Sept. 1, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

Feds Back Dunnam Against TxDOT
Agency decision to spend stimulus money could be reversed
"...he has the feds backing him up and telling TxDOT they’d better obey the law...."

March 4, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Dunnam Tries to Put Brakes on TxDOT
Democratic leader says transportation agency spending federal stimulus money without oversight
"...fact, wicked pissed would be more apt – that TxDOT has apparently spent some of the money with no..."

March 3, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

TxDOT Puts Lipstick on the Pig
Commissioners approve spending stimulus money, insult the public
"...the law – the Texas Transportation Commission, which oversees TxDOT, committed $1.2 billion in federal stimulus money to a..."

March 6, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

TxDoT Delays Stimulus Decisions
House Rep. Dunnam has something nice to say about state transport agency. Really.
"...release saying more state agencies need to act like TxDoT when it comes to their federal stimulus cash...."

Feb. 25, 2009 News Post by Richard Whittaker

Austin Leans in Hard to Change TxDOT’s Mind on I-35
The road not taken
"...for public engagement; we're in the "scoping" phase, which TxDOT has broken into two parts, one concluding last December,..."

April 2, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

Every Comment Counts to Get TxDOT to Try Harder on Plans for I-35
A look at the many roads not taken
"...two weeks from now. You've got time to tell TxDOT what you think and want...."

Sept. 10, 2021 News Feature by Mike Clark-Madison

TxDOT Scuttles SH 45 South -- For Now
For the time being, SH 45 South is off the table.
"...Recently the Texas Turnpike Authority, a division of TxDOT, terminated its agreement, previously approved by the Texas Transportation..."

July 12, 2002 News Feature by Lauri Apple

Will TxDOT’s Plans for Loop 360 Leave Cyclists and Pedestrians in the Dust?
Bikin’ down the highway
"...neighborhoods and employment centers? Some observers have speculated that TxDOT is pushing forward with this design to avoid alienating..."

June 18, 2021 News Feature by Benton Graham

I-35: TxDot Makes (or Breaks) History?
The I-35 expansion project runs into trouble as it tries to avoid "impacting" historic Eastside properties.
"...environmental impact analysis -- in which city, state, and TxDOT officials determine if the controversial I-35 expansion would "negatively..."

Nov. 1, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

TxDot's Retention Detention
The I-35 / Ben White drainage tunnel may be adequately filtered -- someday
"...the I-35 and Ben White interchange five years ago, TxDOT engineers came to the unsettling conclusion that their planned..."

Sept. 27, 2002 News Feature by Dave Mann

Council Set to Ask TxDOT to Pause I-35 Expansion Until Regional Climate Plans Done
If approved, the resolution will be the strongest stance the City of Austin has taken against the highway expansion
" pulling together to reduce those emissions" and asks TxDOT and the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization to delay..."

Oct. 20, 2023 News Feature by Lina Fisher

The Gridlock at TxDOT and 51st Street
Traffic jam on 51st Street defies highway solution.
"...I-35 that once curled over the 51st Street overpass. TxDOT closed the ramp last October -- on the same..."

April 26, 2002 News Feature by Michael King

TxDOT Hopes for the Best
"...Dodson is probably right. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) installed an eight-foot drainage pipe that will catch runoff..."

July 14, 1995 News Feature

Rethink35 Sues TxDOT Again to Block Highway Expansion
Claims state didn’t fully consider environmental, social fallout
"...The suit contends that TxDOT violated the National Environmental Policy Act by failing to..."

Feb. 2, 2024 News Feature by Lina Fisher

TxDOT's Budget Breakdown
"...Dear Editor, How many TxDOT engineers does it take to put up a stop..."

Jan. 31, 2007 Postmarks

TxDOT Defies Stimulus Stipulations
After some arm-twisting, TxDOT halfheartedly addressed 'economically distressed areas' last week
"...the law – the Texas Transportation Com­mission, which oversees TxDOT, committed $1.2 billion in federal stimulus money to various..."

March 13, 2009 News Feature by Lee Nichols

TxDOT Indifferent to Communities
"...We Be Friends" [News, June 16], Bob Daigh of TxDOT can hardly contain his disdain and condescension for the..."

June 20, 2006 Postmarks

Neighbors and Green Advocates Slow TxDOT’s Roll
“Parkway” no more?
"...lawsuit to stop the project, with a court ordering TxDOT to enter mediation with the plaintiffs...."

Dec. 4, 2020 News Feature by Lina Fisher

TxDOT to Begin Clearing Encampments Under Highways
Service providers tell Abbott: You're not helping
"...under state highways in Austin beginning Monday, Nov. 4. TxDOT crews began posting signage under overpasses throughout the city..."

Nov. 1, 2019 News Feature by Austin Sanders

Neighbors to TxDOT: Don't Close Woodland Underpass
Residents urge alternate plan
"...Avenue. The proposal – one of a few options TxDOT is considering for the Woodland area – is part..."

Feb. 14, 2014 News Feature by Mac McCann

Fix 290's Plan Better Than TxDOT's
"...Be Friends?" [News, June 16] when she said that TxDOT's proposed expansion of the "Y" in Oak Hill will..."

June 20, 2006 Postmarks

TxDOT's Smoking Gun
"...Austin Chronicle, TxDOT's "Toll Finance 101" proves to be a smoking gun..."

June 1, 2004 Postmarks

TxDOT Shell Game
"...running a $355 million shell game southeast of Austin. TxDOT claims that the proposed seven-mile State Highway 45 Southeast..."

March 8, 2004 Postmarks

Carona Says He'll Filibuster TxDOT Sunset Bill
Senator angered by removal of local-option gas tax
"...Why I Will Filibuster the TxDOT Sunset Bill, by Senator John Carona..."

May 31, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

TxDOT Oversight
"...Department of Transportation recommended by the special Sunset Commission. TxDOT has reportedly had only “internal” oversight for the tens..."

March 23, 2009 Postmarks

TxDOT Approves $1.2 Billion in Stimulus Projects
Agency ignores enviros and anti-tollers
"...highway projects to be funded with federal stimulus money. TxDOT added some projects in "economically distressed areas" to address..."

March 5, 2009 News Post by Lee Nichols

Delisi Jingles the Keys to TxDOT's Highways
TxDOT board Chair Delisi delicately lays out goals for agency
"...roadside enhancement projects and 45% for metro­pol­itan planning organizations. TxDOT will only keep 45% (roughly $1.08 billion), and up..."

Jan. 30, 2009 News Feature by Richard Whittaker

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