Category: Road and Transportation

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON ANNOUNCES $35.9 MILLION GRANT TO DART AND $4.6 MILLION GRANT TO LOVE FIELD

DART will use money for light rail extension Washington, DC – (May 22, 2009) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the U.S. Department of Transportation has released $35,990,660 in funding to Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART). The money, part of the 2009 appropriations to DART, will fund a 21-mile,...

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON PARTNERS WITH TXDOT FOR “The EBJ Highway to Recovery”

Workshop for economic recovery opportunities for women, minorities and veterans Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson will co-host a workshop with the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) on April 20, 2009. The workshop, titled “The EBJ Highway to Recovery” is designed to expand business opportunities...

President Obama lays out plan for ailing auto industry

In a statement directed at Americans nervous about the auto industry, President Barack Obama outlined his administrations further involvement in helping the struggling auto makers.  That includes the Obama administration forcing GM Chairman and CEO Rick Wagoner to resign. The President said that the plans formerly submitted by GM and...

DALLAS RANKED FOURTH MOST CONGESTED CITY IN THE NATION ACCORDING TO NATIONAL REPORT

Dallas’ Traffic Ranking Increased Since 2007 What: The second annual INRIX National Traffic Scorecard released by INRIX, the leading provider of real-time traffic information for many popular GPS devices, auto brands and mobile phones, found Dallas to be the 4th most congested market in the country in 2008, increasing in...

CONGRESSWOMAN EDDIE BERNICE JOHNSON ANNOUNCES $3.3 MILLION GRANT TO LOVE FIELD

Washington, DC – (February 20, 2009) Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson today announced that the Federal Aviation Administration has awarded the Dallas Love Field Airport a grant for $3,387,010. The money will be used to construct a taxiway and to rehabilitate runway lighting. “Love Field is a convenient, accessible airport that...

Uh oh! Arctic blast hits Dallas area once again

It seems like the bar gets lower and lower for what we consider “winter weather” here in North Texas.  Anytime the temperature gets down to 34 degrees, local T.V. crews scour the area in hopes of capturing vehicles wrecking out live on tape. And that always launches my obligatory weather...

Senator Royce West: A Wiseman would say – INSURE!

By Texas State Senator Royce West  As we move into the peak of the holiday season, scurrying about, in and out of malls and shopping centers, nothing would dampen your holiday spirits more than having your automobile towed. But that’s what will happen if you live in any of several...