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TxDOT approves $77B congestion, safety planTxDOT approves $77B congestion, safety planhttps://www.recenter.tamu.edu/news/newstalk-texas/?Item=230142019-08-30T05:00:00Z2019-09-02T19:00:00Z

​​​​​​AUSTIN – ​The Texas Transportation Commission has unanimously approved a $77 billion 2020 Unified Transportation Plan to improve safety, address congestion and connectivity, and preserve roadways throughout the state over the ne​xt ten years. 

​​Around $28 billion will be allocated to Texas' five major metropolitan areas. 

More than $4 billion will be set aside for safety ​improvements. 

To reduce crashes by 2050, an additional $600 million will widen roads, improve medians and bridges, upgrade guardrails, improve intersections, and make safety enhancements for bicyclists and pedestrians over the next two years.

The Permian Basin will receive over $600 million for transportation improvements.

Funding comes from legislative and voter-approved initiatives​ from oil and gas taxes, sales taxes, and other resources. ​​​

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Source: Texas Department of Tra​nsportation​​​

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