Year in Review: Transportation

Transportation news in Texas was dominated by money in 2013 and, in particular, the question of how to address a multibillion-dollar shortfall in the Texas Department of Transportation’s budget. Lawmakers ultimately debated the issue over three special sessions before agreeing on a partial solution that voters will be asked to approve next November.

The oil and drilling boom placed another spotlight on the cost of maintaining the state’s transportation network. Officials in West Texas and South Texas struggled to respond to damage to their roads from a surge in drilling-related truck traffic. TxDOT’s decision to convert some of the roads ...

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