Category Archives: Transportation

Regulating transportation network companies in Texas

In Texas, a growing number of cities have passed municipal ordinances to regulate transportation network companies (TNCs), such as Uber and Lyft. TNCs are businesses that connect paying riders to drivers, usually through smartphone apps. They compete directly with taxicabs to fill … Continue reading

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Senate committee considers vehicle safety inspections

A Texas Senate committee is considering the effectiveness and efficiency of state-mandated passenger vehicle safety inspections. The state’s safety inspection program, created in 1951, requires the annual or biennial inspection of passenger vehicles. More than 19 million are now inspected every year. … Continue reading

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Texas voters to consider proposal on transportation funding

In the upcoming general election, Texas voters will be asked to approve or reject an amendment to the Texas Constitution to dedicate certain funds to transportation. The proposed amendment on the November 4 ballot would direct the comptroller to allocate … Continue reading

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Lawmakers to revisit use of State Highway Fund money

State lawmakers are expected in 2015 to consider dedicating all of the money from the State Highway Fund (Fund 6) to highway construction and maintenance, rather than using some of it for law enforcement or other needs. Dedicating these funds is one of several proposals … Continue reading

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