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On average, 1,000 people move to Texas each day. And traditionally, that means more roads and more lanes to accommodate new drivers. But when it comes to roads, is bigger always better?

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Highway design plans for portions of Loop 1604 and Interstate 35 are expected to improve congestion and traffic woes for present and future area residents.


A thousand National Guard troops from Texas will try to address one of the unintended results of President Trump’s immigration crackdown -- traffic jams that are slowing international commerce.

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Bandera Road on the city's Northwest side is the seventh most-congested corridor in Bexar County and one of the top 100 worst in the state, according to TXDot. 


Sometimes, people are the worst. If you want proof of that, sit in traffic.

From Texas Standard:

When asked about their daily commute to work, residents of some of Texas’ largest cities may offer a groan in response. But solutions to Texas’ traffic problems – a lack of reliable mass transit, and increasingly congested roadways – may require a change in the way Texans think about transportation.

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From Texas Standard:

Two Texas teams are heading to California to compete in this weekend’s SpaceX hyperloop competition.

Four years ago, SpaceX founder Elon Musk published a white paper outlining a new concept in mass transit. The idea is to shuttle people around in pods, traveling at high speeds. Since Musk made his proposal, engineers have been working to perfect that technology, hoping to make the hyperloop a reality.

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Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep with world traffic news. Picton, Australia, suffered major delays when two drivers confronted each other on a one-lane bridge. Both felt they had the right of way. Neither yielded for half an hour.

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One of Bexar County's most congested roads will become a little more driveable next week. 

Northwest Loop 1604 has been under construction for two years. Located in San Antonio's fastest growing sector, between Hwy 151 and Bandera Road, the overcrowded highway needed to be expanded long before the Texas Department of Transportation broke ground. 

 

TxDOT spokesman Josh Donat says the new construction will dramatically reduce drive times for between 75,000 and 97,000 drivers -- per day. 

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