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Prop 7: Texas Sales and Use Tax Revenue for Transportation Amendment

Proposition 7, the Texas Sales and Use Tax Revenue for Transportation Amendment is on the November 3, 2015 ballot in Texas as a legislatively referred constitutional amendment. The measure, upon voter approval, would provide additional funding for the State Highway Fund. The Houston-Galveston Area Council (H-GAC) estimates it will bring in an additional $500M to … Continue reading »

Next Generation Concrete Surface – Another tool in the quiet pavement kit

Next Gen concrete is a relatively new tool that TxDOT is looking at for quiet pavement to abate traffic noise impacts on adjacent neighborhoods. This is a vicious impact for those who suffer it, but it is of little concern to those who cause it. Some at TxDOT like this measure because it keeps the … Continue reading »

Comments Re SH 288 Proposal for a Holcombe/Ardmore Flyover to the TMC

Here is the Conclusion CTC reached with regard to the tolled SH 288 direct connectors to Holcombe Street to The Medical Center (TMC).  CTC recommended “no build” as to this alternative route into The Medical Center (TMC). CTC thought there was a much better route, eg going up the south of 610, say on Kirby, that would … Continue reading »

CTC Comments Summary: re IH-45 all segments (NORTH HOUSTON HIGHWAY IMPROVEMENT PROJECT)

CTC uses its information gathering and advocacy principles to develop formal comments and a position paper regarding TxDOT’s proposal for IH-45 redesign from downtown Houston to beyond Beltway 8. This is the Summary section of our comments. At this stage of TxDOT’s planning, CTC thinks this project needs significant design work to make it functional. … Continue reading »

TxDOT assumes federal responsibilities for 290/610 project on Dec 16, 2014

TxDOT can assume oversight and administrative responsibility for certain FHWA projects. It made such an assumption over the 290/610 project in December 2014. Title 23 of the United States Code sets forth the federal statutes for federal aid highways. Normally the FHWA oversees and has responsibility for these projects even though the Houston public only sees … Continue reading »