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Monday, October 26, 2020

Madlin Mekelburg The Texas Tribune

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Texas bullet train opponents hope to block project next year

The state Legislature could put up major road blocks next year for a private firm's plans to build a high-speed rail project connecting Houston...

Rural landowners may sue TxDOT over toll road plan

When Bill Voss finally found the perfect property two years ago to build his in-law's retirement home and a secluded weekend getaway for his family, it...

Abbott appoints dealership exec to Transportation Commission

Gov. Greg Abbott appointed Gulf States Toyota executive Laura Ryan to the Texas Transportation Commission on Monday, for a term set to expire in...

Proposed Texas DMV rules could put firms out of business

AUSTIN — Every week, people looking to register a vehicle, obtain a car title or get a new license plate stream into Fry Auto...

Lawmakers seek roadmap for ride-hailing regulation

Several state legislators have made it clear they're eager to take control of rules for ride-hailing companies in Texas, shifting power from individual cities...

Ride-hailing companies Uber, Lyft bring battle to the Texas Legislature

Representatives from Uber and Lyft urged lawmakers to adopt statewide regulations for the ride-hailing industry during a Texas Capitol hearing on Wednesday, citing what they called...

Report: Texas must increase water conservation efforts

Most water utilities in Texas need to "substantially increase" their conservation efforts, according to a recent review of more than 300 city utilities by...

Austin voters take down proposition supported by Uber, Lyft

Austin's Proposition 1, a ride-hailing ordinance supported by Uber and Lyft was defeated Saturday. With all precincts reporting late Saturday night, 48,673 (about 56 percent)...

For Cruz, stressing Fiorina’s Texas ties could be a stretch

When GOP presidential hopeful Ted Cruz announced Carly Fiorina as his would-be running mate Wednesday, he set the wheels in motion for a potential dual...

Bullet train opponents sue TxDOT and Paxton

A group opposed to a private firm's plans to build a bullet train stretching from Dallas to Houston has filed a lawsuit against the...

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