Today’s Headlines

  • Rick Perry’s TXDOT Negotiated $100 Million Bonus from Private Entity to Allow 85MPH on SH130 Failed Toll Road. Senator Kohlkorst Claims This Impacted the Texas Legislature’s 2011 Decision to Let It Go Forward. TXDOT Performed 85th Percentile Speed Study After Setting 85 MPH Speed. Texas Transportation Commissioner Jeff Austin is “Deeply Offended”. At Least 37 People Have Died on the 80 and 85 MPH Sections. (KXAN)
  • City of Mexia Joins Other Texas Cities in Establishing Hands Free Law to Fill Gaps Left By Legislature (KWTX)
  • Out of Control: Distracted Drivers Struggle to Keep Eyes on the Road in Houston Region (Houston Chron)
  • Texting, Eating and Grooming: Here’s What Houston’s Distracted Driving Problem Looks Like (Houston Chron)
  • ‘Do Not Disturb’ Option, Safe-Driving Contests, Tough Houston laws Could Lessen Driving Distractions (Houston Chron)
  • Texas Texting Law Has a Few Loopholes (Houston Chron)
  • Pedestrian Dead in Channelview Wreck (Houston Chron)
  • Austin Explores Options For New Pedestrian Bridge Over Lady Bird Lake (KUT)

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