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Regulations Could Harm Texas' Bid for Tesla Plant

Gov. Rick Perry, far from shy in his efforts to reel in jobs from other states — especially California — often declares Texas “wide open for business.” 

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State To Do $700 Million Rebuild of Corpus Christi Bridge

Texas Business reports: CORPUS CHRISTI--Reconstruction of the Harbor Bridge in Corpus Christi took another step forward recently with the Texas Transportation Commission’s approval to seek a design-build contractor.  

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TxDOT Launches New Technology to Reduce Congestion for Travelers Headed to Port Aransas During Busy Spring Break

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN — As vacationers take to roads during the busy Spring Break period, the Texas Department of Transportation is using Bluetooth and Wi-Fi technology to reduce congestion at the Port Aransas ferry crossing near Corpus Christi. Using signals emitted by Bluetooth- and Wi-Fi-enabled devices, ferry wait times will be calculated and posted on changeable message boards for drivers traveling to Mustang Island and Port Aransas.

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TxDOT, San Antonio Transportation Leaders Unveil Plan for More Than $800 Million to Fund Major Road Projects

Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—Noting San Antonio drivers waste more than 40 million hours annually sitting in traffic on some regional roadways, the Texas Department of Transportation, the Alamo Regional Mobility Authority, VIA Metropolitan Transit, city of San Antonio and Bexar County leaders today unveiled a plan to allocate more than $800 million to fund expansions of I-10, US 281 and Loop 1604. 


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TxDOT Taking Steps to Further Explore High-Speed Rail

As the potential for high-speed rail projects in Texas draws more interest than it has in decades, the Texas Department of Transportation is moving forward this week on two different efforts to give the concept a fair shake.


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Thin Is In: New Texas Highways Cut into Big Costs

Not everything is bigger these days in Texas, where state highway engineers have developed thinner paving mixes that work better than old-style asphalt coatings, last longer and save the state millions of dollars.


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DFW International Airport Travelers Experience Transformed Security Checkpoint

 Texas Business reports: Passengers traveling through Dallas/Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport's security checkpoint at Terminal E, E18 will experience an unexpected respite for the next three months -- a stylish comfort zone courtesy of SpringHill Suites by Marriott. 

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U.S. Transportation Gives $531 Million Loan for North Tarrant Expressway

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—U.S. Transportation Secretary Anthony Foxx announced a $531 million Transportation Infrastructure Finance Innovation Act (TIFIA) loan for Interstate Highway 35W in Tarrant County, Texas, that will relieve one of state’s most congested corridors and improve safety by upgrading the expressway and adding two new lanes in each direction. 

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Rollcon Wins $2.6 Million Liberty County Paving Contract

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Rollcon LLC won a $2.6 million contract to provide roller-compacted concrete paving for the new Bella Vista residential development in Liberty County. 

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American Airlines Rewards Travelers Who Don’t Stow In the Overhead

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—American Airlines today launched a systemwide boarding process it claims saves overall boarding time by allowing customers who are traveling light to board earlier. 

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Texas A&M Profs' Wave Height Models Could Mean Smoother Sailing For Ships

Texas Business reports:  GALVESTON, Texas—1 Just as truck drivers want to know about road conditions and airline pilots are concerned with foggy skies, ship captains have an urgent need to know about wave heights – as do surfers and others who spend time on the seas and shores. 

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Texas’s FleetPride Buys California’s Drake Supply Company

Texas Business reports:  THE WOODLANDS, Texas—FleetPride Inc., the nation's largest retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, acquired the assets of Drake Supply Company. 

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Kirby Corporation Completes $299 Million Buy Of Penn Maritime

Texas Business reports: HOUSTON—Kirby Corporation completed the acquisition of Penn Maritime Inc. and Maritime Investments LLC , an operator of tank barges and tugboats participating in the coastal transportation of primarily black oil products in the United States. 

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American Airlines Takes Delivery Of First Boeing 777-300ER

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH, Texas—American Airlines took delivery of its first Boeing 777-300ER (Extended Range) aircraft. American is the first U.S. airline to order and take delivery of the Boeing 777-300ER, which will give American's fleet additional network flexibility, while delivering increased efficiency and better operating economics. 

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DFW International Airport Expects Increase of Nearly 4-Percent in Number of Thanksgiving Travelers for 2012

Texas Business reports:  DFW AIRPORT, Texas—DFW International Airport is expecting more than two million travelers will pass through the Airport during the upcoming eleven-day Thanksgiving holiday travel period. 

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State Selects Developer for $1 Billion Beltway Expansion in Houston

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—The Texas Transportation Commission approved the Texas Department of Transportation’s selection of a developer for the expansion of SH 99, or Grand Parkway. Zachry-Odebrecht Parkway Builders will design, develop and construct the next phase of the 184-mile outer beltway traversing the seven-county Houston metropolitan area laying the groundwork for Texans to have yet another option for traveling around the city. 


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SH 130 Extension to Open October 24

Texas Business reports: Central Texas' newest toll road — Segments 5 and 6 of SH 130 — will open to traffic Oct. 24.


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C.R. England Opens Texas Regional Service Offering

Texas Business reports:  LAREDO—C.R. England, a Salt Lake City-based transportation provider, began shipping through its new Texas Regional service.  

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Texans to Spend Less Time on US 290 Around Houston as Key Construction Completion Dates Move Up

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—Texans can expect to get some much-needed traffic relief on one of the top 25 congested roads in Texas. Thanks to $168 million in funding provided by state legislators and part of the additional $2 billion TxDOT identified earlier this year, some key construction projects along US 290 in Houston will be completed up to two decades earlier than originally scheduled. 

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Texas Gets Millions in Federal Transportation Dollars

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—Millions of dollars are coming to Texas as a result of federal program funding dedicated to upgrading public transportation infrastructure and supporting service operations across the state.

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State Issues Request for Qualifications for SH 183/Airport Freeway Project

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN - State transportation officials provided approval for development work to move forward on the State Highway 183/Airport Freeway project in Dallas County. 

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UTA Wins $1.1 Million To Study Recycled Materials For Roads | dal_ftw_txbz, UTA, TXDOT, Stefan Romanoschi,
UTA Wins $1.1 Million To Study Recycled Materials For Roads

Texas Business reports: The Texas Department of Transportation awarded a $1.12 million grant to a UT Arlington civil engineering professor to determine the durability of recycled materials for use in road construction. 

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Texas Sterling Construction Co. is Apparent Low Bidder on $39 Million TXDOT Project

Texas Business reports:  HOUSTON—Sterling Construction Company Inc. announced that its subsidiary, Texas Sterling Construction Co., was apparent low bidder on Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) US 380 Project, with a bid of $39 million. 

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American Airlines Announces Los Angeles as New Market for Boeing 777-300ER

 Texas Business reports: FORT WORTH— Beginning next summer, customers traveling between Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) and London Heathrow Airport (LHR) will have the option to travel on the Boeing 777-300ER, American Airlines announced.

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State Moves Forward on $1.9 Billion in Construction and Project Development

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN - State officials gave final approval to approximately $1.9 billion in additional transportation funds to communities across the state. 

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Gatesville Firm Wins $50 Million Fort Hood Paving Contract

Texas Business reports: A Gatesville firm won a $50.2 million contract to pave roads or parking lots at Fort Hood, the U.S. Department of Defense announced.

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Megabus.com Expands Service to/from Dallas, Houston, San Antonio and Five Cities

Texas Business reports: Megabus.com, the city-to-city, express bus company with fares from $1, is expanding to Texas and the southern United States.

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BNSF Plans $199 Million Capital Program in Texas to Maintain and Expand Rail Capacity

Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—BNSF Railway Company (BNSF) plans to invest an estimated $199 million on maintenance and rail capacity improvement and expansion projects in Texas this year.

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TxDOT 'getting out ahead' of Panama Canal expansion

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—With the upcoming expansion of the Panama Canal, Texas is in a unique position and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will play a defining role in ensuring Texas is well-positioned to capitalize on this economic opportunity.

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San Antonio's Trucking Office Acquires HammerLane Software

Texas Business reports: SAN ANTONIO—TruckingOffice formed an agreement to acquire HammerLane Software, a long time provider of desktop applications for owner operators, leased fleets, and full fleets in the trucking industry.

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KLM Royal Dutch Airlines Service to Amsterdam Returns To DFW International Airport

Texas Business reports: Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport—The seasonal KLM Royal Dutch Airlines nonstop service between DFW to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport has resumed. 

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TxDOT, Houston-Area Partners Advance Two High-Profile Projects

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) plans to to advance two high-profile projects in the Houston area.

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Zipcar Expands Service to Austin

Texas Business reports:  CAMBRIDGE, Mass. and AUSTIN, Texas—Zipcar Inc., a car-sharing network, expanded the Zipcar car sharing network into the City of Austin.

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Transportation Commission allocates $2 billion to communities across Texas

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—In a unanimous decision, the Texas Transportation Commission voted to revise the 2012 Unified Transportation Plan (UTP), formally allocating approximately $1.6 billion to communities across the state using existing funding formulas. 

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U.S. Department of Transportation Selects North Tarrant Express for $415 Million TIFIA Loan

Texas Business reports: AUSTIN - U.S. Transportation Secretary Ray LaHood announced Tuesday that Texas’ North Tarrant Express project has entered the final stage to receive $415 million under the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) financing program, advancing a project that will address safety and congestion. 

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DFW International Airport Bids Farewell to Final Departing U.S. Military R&R Charter Flight

Texas Business reports: DFW AIRPORT—More than one hundred employees and volunteers at DFW International Airport bid farewell to the final departing U.S. military charter flight this week, bringing an end to eight years of scheduled rest and recuperation (R&R) flights at the Airport.  

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Higher Speed Limits Approved on Central Texas Highways

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Portions of two Central Texas highways will soon see speed limit increases following Thursday’s Texas Transportation Commission action approving 80 mph designations for 54 miles of roadway in the Austin area. 

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To Bring One Gas Well Into Production Requires 1200 Loaded Trucks

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN - Nearly 1,200 loaded trucks are needed to bring just one gas well into production— the traffic equivalent to roughly 8 million cars.

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American Airlines and China's Hainan Airlines Launch New Codeshare Service

 Texas Business reports:  FORT WORTH—American Airlines and Beijing-based Hainan Airlines implemented their new codeshare agreement, providing significant opportunities for American in China and for Hainan in the United States. 

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FleetPride Opens New Location in Cincinnati, Ohio

Texas Business reports:  THE WOODLANDS—FleetPride Inc. the nation's largest independent aftermarket distributor of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts, opened a new location in Cincinnati, Ohio.

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Amtrak and TxDOT Study New Service from Bossier City-Shreveport to Fort Worth

Texas Business reports: MARSHALL – Amtrak and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) agreed on the scope of a feasibility study for new Amtrak service between the Bossier City -Shreveport area in Northwest Louisiana and along the Interstate 20 (I-20) corridor to Dallas and Fort Worth.

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Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles  Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Intersections of the futur | Research, artificial intelligence, autonomous vehicles, computer science, Department of Computer Science, pilot, autopilot,
Computer Scientist Developing Intersections of the Future With Fully Autonomous Vehicles Texas Business reports: AUSTIN—Intersections of the futur

 Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—Intersections of the future will not need stop lights or stop signs, but will look like a somewhat chaotic flow of driverless, autonomous cars slipping past one another as they are managed by a virtual traffic controller.

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TxDOT’s $1.4 Billion Grand Parkway in Houston To Break Ground In 2013

Texas Business reports:  AUSTIN—The greater Houston area is one step closer to reduced traffic congestion for more than 2.5 million people as the Texas Department of Transportation accelerates plans for the completion of the next phase of State Highway 99, also known as the Grand Parkway.

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Mercuria Launches Pipeline-by-rail on the Panhandle Northern Railway   | PNR, Panhandle Northern Railway, Borger, Mercuia, oil, crude oil,
Mercuria Launches Pipeline-by-rail on the Panhandle Northern Railway

Texas Business reports:  BORGER—Mercuria Energy Trading Inc., based in Chicago, has developed a terminal to ship crude oil on the Panhandle Northern Railway (PNR), which operates on 31 miles of track between the towns of Panhandle and Borger, Texas.


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Rush Enterprises Buys West Texas Peterbilt For $25 Million

Texas Business reports:  SAN ANTONIO—Rush Enterprises Inc. acquired certain assets of West Texas Peterbilt, a Peterbilt dealership group with five locations in Texas. 

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