TxDOT addresses traffic congestion with new internet tool
The Texas Department of Transportation today unveiled TexasClearLanes.com as a tool to keep Texans informed of the agency’s efforts to address traffic congestion. The website comes at a time when the agency is most focused on improving travel times for drivers as the state’s population continues to boom.
“Today, as part of the long-term Unified Transportation Program (UTP), we approved $1.3 billion to deliver critical road projects in the major metropolitan areas with populations over 1 million where drivers are experiencing the most gridlock,” said Texas Transportation Commissioner J. Bruce Bugg, Jr., who was selected by the commission to lead the state’s congestion-reduction effort. “We are committed to bringing these projects online expeditiously to make travel for Texans more efficient.”
In addition to details about major road projects across the state, TexasClearLanes.com also will provide visitors with in-depth information on congestion across the state; advice on how they can get involved and do their part to reduce congestion; and examples of what Texas companies and state agencies are doing to improve mobility.
“Texas voters have told us that transportation is an essential priority and TexasClearLanes.com is a one-stop shop to share information on how TxDOT and local partners are further addressing congestion,” said Bob Kaufman, TxDOT director of Communications and Customer Service.