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The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) has advertised a call for projects for the 2017 Transportation Alternatives Set-Aside Program. This is similar to the former Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP), Transportation Enhancement (TE), and Safe Routes to School (SRTS) programs. Approximately $23 million in funding will be available in this program. FNI prepared applications which were selected for $6 million in funds in...

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The Texas Department of Transportation has posted a call for projects for the 2016 Highway Safety Improvements Program (HSIP). Approximately $155 million is anticipated to be available statewide for this program focusing primarily on improving safety and reducing severe accidents. Local governments are encouraged to submit applications and should contact their area or district office for more detail.

Freese and Nichols attended an informational meeting and is experienced in preparing this application for clients if you would like assistance. The deadline for this...

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Congratulations to the Cities of Waco and Colleyville for being awarded funding grants to address critical roadway safety issues under the 2015 TxDOT Highway Safety Improvement Program (HSIP). This annual program is awarded based upon a benefit/cost ratio of the project cost to the recent accident history with calls for projects occurring in the spring. A total of $182 million was awarded across the state with approximately $11...

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TxDOT has posted a call for projects for their 2015 Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP). This program has made $52 million available statewide for projects focused on providing alternative means of transportation and is limited to areas with populations under 200,000 outside of urbanized areas. The deadline for this opportunity is May 4 – although areas within Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) boundaries need to request a letter of support from their local MPO. For North Texas, the deadline for requesting a letter of support from NCTCOG is April 20.  Freese...

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The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has adopted an updated Standard Specifications for Construction and Maintenance of Highways, Streets, and Bridges as of November 1, 2014. Please note that projects to be reviewed by TxDOT letting in January 2015 or later will require the use of the 2014 Specifications.

View the 2014 Standard Specifications on TxDOT’s website

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