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Rail car favored by transit planners is sleek, comfortable — but is it safe?

| |Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Transportation officials say they won’t ignore safety to get TEX Rail up and running

Brrr! Frigid weather returns to North Texas

| |Monday, Dec. 30, 2013

Daytime temperatures today should be in the mid-40s - which some at the Armed Forces Bowl in Fort Worth might consider ideal football weather.

Why Trinity Railway Express’ mechanical officer got the ax

| |Tuesday, Dec. 31, 2013

Trinity Railway Express’ former mechanical officer was laid off in September after six years on the job, but the reason for his departure is in dispute.

Crews make progress on area road work in 2013, but more on the way

| |Thursday, Dec. 26, 2013

Fort Worth-area motorists endured a lot of work zones in 2013, but now they have a lot more space on the roads to show for it.

UTA students design app to help dial out texting while driving

| |Tuesday, Dec. 24, 2013

Engineering and computer science undergraduates create a cell phone app that silences incoming texts and sends auto responses to let the sender know the recipient is at the wheel.

Green Oaks southbound lanes in Arlington to open early

|Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Water utility crews are working to reopen part of West Green Oaks Boulevard, .

Freezing temperatures usher in the holidays in DFW

| |Monday, Dec. 23, 2013

Previous rainfall could pose problems at construction sites, a Fort Worth meteorologist says.

Arlington thoroughfare closed after water leak causes unsafe conditions

|Friday, Dec. 20, 2013

Crews were making repairs Friday to a water line in the median of West Green Oaks Boulevard, but the street was expected to be closed to through traffic for several days, a city spokeswoman said.

TxDOT’s director steps down after 2 years

| |Wednesday, Dec. 18, 2013

Phil Wilson is leaving the Texas Department of Transportation to take the helm at the Lower Colorado River Authority

Beleaguered officials say they did all they could to open roads after ice storm

| |Tuesday, Dec. 17, 2013

Despite criticism, state and local officials are satisfied with the response of highway crews during Icemageddon.

Insured damage in DFW ice storm reaches $30 million

| |Saturday, Dec. 14, 2013

The state spent more than $2 million to clear Texas roads.

Ice storm work has cost Tarrant County $500,000 so far

| |Thursday, Dec. 12, 2013

Tarrant County Judge Glen Whitley suggests taking North Forest Park Boulevard “off a road diet and onto steroids” as a one-way feeder into and out of downtown Fort Worth for the Chisholm Trail Parkway.

Civic leader sets up live camera to show traffic flow on Abram Street

| |Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

Bob Johnson, a former Downtown Arlington Management Corp. chairman, supports a lane reduction.

Prepare for potholes: Motorists may find new obstacle when ice clears

| |Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2013

A thick layer of ice on North Texas roads is finally melting, but the thaw could reveal another driving hazard - potholes.

Drivers thankful for a (somewhat) safer I-20 on Ranger Hill

| |Sunday, Nov. 24, 2013

Eastland County residents pushed for a lower speed limit on the treacherous stretch west of Fort Worth.

Road most traveled: Study advocates high-speed rail on Texas highways

| |Saturday, Nov. 23, 2013

Texas highways are a good spot to lay high-speed rail lines, a University of Texas at Arlington study concludes.

Bloated traffic: Motorists not happy with Forest Park ‘road diet’

| |Monday, Nov. 18, 2013

Drivers say changes in the Forest Park Boulevard lane striping, known as a ‘road diet,’ have created more traffic problems than they solved.

West Seventh Street bridge’s grand opening features fine food, fireworks and a parade

| |Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013

The West Seventh Street bridge officially opened with food and fireworks Friday night, and a parade is scheduled for Saturday.

Hello, Mansfield: Deal to extend Texas 360 nearly done

| |Friday, Nov. 15, 2013

A toll road on the busy highway could lead to higher tolls for motorists in the south Arlington/Mansfield area.

‘Raising the roof’ at the West Seventh Street bridge

| |Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013

The new West Seventh Street bridge will be celebrated this weekend with dancing, fireworks, fine food and a parade.