Texas is growing fast -- you can feel it when you drive our highways. There are more than 1,000 new Texans every day and those coming from other states and other countries don’t bring...
McALLEN, RGV - An absorbing discussion took place at the recent South Texas College Inno’ 2015 conference on whether the Rio Grande Valley should have one, supersized, regional airport. Under such an arrangement, McAllen, Harlingen and Brownsville would collapse their current...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - With a major push from community leaders statewide and a wide array of transportation advocates, the Texas Legislature ended a third special session last year with passage of a measure estimated to increase transportation funding by...
BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Brownsville Navigation District held a news conference recently to announce funding to deepen the Port of Brownsville ship channel. NextDecade Corporation, which is considering building a liquefied natural gas export terminal...
LAREDO, Texas - The route of an ultra-high-speed transportation project that would connect Laredo to San Antonio, Houston, Austin, and Dallas, is a good idea, according to local leaders. Hyperloop One is preparing to build a system for moving passengers...
EDINBURG, RGV - A transportation leader in the Rio Grande Valley says there is no comparison as to the return on investment from building a light rail system and expanding the I-2/I-69C interchange in Pharr. A rail system wins hands...
AUSTIN, Texas - State Rep. Terry Canales says a new statewide transportation program includes over $2.1 billion for the Pharr TxDOT District for transportation infrastructure over the next decade. The Pharr TxDOT District includes...
By Steve Taylor BROWNSVILLE, RGV - Following on from last week’s successful forum on energy, U.S. Rep. Filemon Vela plans to hold a similar event that will focus on the importance of deepening the Brownsville Ship Channel. Discussion on how the Port...
Each year, 3,500 Texans – the equivalent of 10 jumbo jets crashing and leaving no survivors – die on Texas highways and streets. This staggering number of senseless deaths is heartbreaking and shocking. It’s only fair I warn you; today,...
PORT MANSFIELD, RGV - With tens of millions of dollars now appropriated by Congress to dredge Port Mansfield’s ship channel, Willacy County Navigation District’s leaders are thinking of ways to improve its commercial viability. Ron Mills, the district’s executive director,...

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