Texas Department of Transportation

Make It to the Table This Thanksgiving Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving

This Thanksgiving holiday, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is teaming up with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Watch UR BAC program to make sure you make it to the Thanksgiving table. With the Thanksgiving holiday kicking off a very merry time of year, it’s essential to take some time to remember that Buzzed Driving Is Drunk Driving. If your plans to celebrate include alcohol, plan for […]

Trick-or-Treat, do you know the difference? One Pill Can Kill

This Halloween holiday, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), and the Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA) is teaming up with Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service’s Watch UR BAC program to spread awareness on the fentanyl epidemic spreading across our state. The Drug Enforcement Administration warns the public of the alarming increase in the lethality and availability of fake prescription pills containing fentanyl and methamphetamine. International and domestic criminal drug networks are mass-producing fake pills, falsely marketing […]

Updates from the Capitol: FM 529 widening project TxDOT meeting

Rep. Schofield with Leslie Martone, President, Cy-Fair Chamber of Commerce and Captain Charles Hoover with the Harris County Constable Office, Precinct 4, the Chamber's First Responder of the month.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will conduct an in-person hearing on the proposed widening of FM 529 from SH 99 (Grand Parkway) in Harris County to FM 362 in Waller County. The hearing will be Tuesday, August 30 from 5:00 – 7:30 p.m. in the Paetow High School cafeteria (23111 Stockdick School Road, Katy). I encourage you to attend or to learn about the proposed construction on line. You are invited to attend the hearing, where […]

Sheriff’s Office Receives ‘Click It or Ticket’ Grant from TxDOT

Fort Bend County Sheriff Eric Fagan (Fort Bend County Sheriff's Office photo)

(FORT BEND COUNTY, TX) – The Fort Bend County Sheriff’s Office received a grant from the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help crack down on unbuckled drivers and passengers during the busy Memorial Day holiday as part of a statewide seat belt enforcement campaign.  The grant will help the Sheriff’s Office step up enforcement and target seat belt violators over the holiday period by paying overtime for patrol deputies. The “Click It or Ticket” campaign runs […]

Making a New Year’s Resolution? Why not include safe driving and become an active driver?

It is almost time to make those New Year’s Resolutions. This year might be a good time to focus on one that could save your life.  While all notions of self-improvement have their value, driving is one area where our actions can affect not only ourselves, but other drivers and passengers on the road. Motor vehicle crashes and fatalities are higher than they have been for many years.    According to the Texas Department of Transportation, […]

TxDOT Updates from New Fort Bend County /Waller Area Engineer, Carlos Zepeda

The Fort Bend Chamber of Commerce’s Infrastructure Planning Division will host an informative event titled “TxDOT Updates from New Fort Bend County / Waller Area Engineer, Carlos Zepeda” on Wednesday, December 15th from 7:30 – 9:00 AM. Carlos Zepeda, Jr., P.E., will discuss End the Streak Campaign, Area Office Responsibilities, Current Projects Update and Future Projects. This event is generously sponsored by OTHON Engineering. This session will be moderated by David Gornet, FBCC Infrastructure Planning Division Chair, Gornet […]

Houston TranStar expands life-saving Roadway Flood Warning System into TxDOT-Beaumont District

TranStar’s Roadway Flood Warning System is expanding into the TxDOT-Beaumont region, offering area residents and travelers access to potentially life-saving information during heavy rainfall. “Developed initially in Houston, these flood alerts show drivers the areas highly likely to be flooding based on real-time rainfall and stream elevation data,” said Mike Vickich, with the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI). “And it’s a prime example of government partners working together to leverage innovation into valuable, practical tools.” In 2018, after Hurricane […]

DPS Increases Highway Enforcement for Click It or Ticket, Memorial Day Weekend

The Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) wants to remind drivers to travel safely as we close out May and head into the Memorial Day holiday. Monday, May 24, through Monday, May 31, Texas Highway Patrol Troopers will participate in Click It or Ticket, an enforcement campaign to encourage people to wear their seat belt, as well as Operation CARE (Crash Awareness Reduction Effort), looking for drivers who are intoxicated, speeding or breaking other traffic […]

You Would Not Drive Intoxicated, Why Drive Intexticated! April is National Distracted Driving Awareness Month

The American Automobile Association (AAA) has launched a distracted driving awareness campaign titled Don’t Drive Intoxicated, Don’t Drive Intexticated. The message is that driving distracted can be as dangerous as driving drunk.  In a study done by AAA Foundation for Traffic Safety researchers found that even using a hands-free system or texting when you are stopped at a light can produce a ‘hangover’ effect where your mind stays distracted for up to 27 seconds after […]

Texas Department of Transportation Sponsors Driver Safety Campaign Stop in Katy

The Drive Safe Texas roadshow made an appearance Saturday at the Buc-ee's in Katy - George Slaughter photo

By George Slaughter The Texas Department of Transportation is sponsoring a campaign that reminds drivers to buckle up, watch for construction zones, and watch how fast they’re going. Amadeo Garcia, a lead ambassador for the Drive Safe Texas campaign, said all the information is meant to remind drivers to drive safely. The Drive Safe Texas roadshow booth was situated in the parking lot at Buc-ee’s, 27700 Katy Freeway. Visitors to the booth watched videos, took […]