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Pyrrhuloxia

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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:46:08 AM

Deterioration, congestion and traffic safety concerns are increasingly affecting Texas’ roadways, according to a new report, and many of these issues are severely impacting the Houston area.

Trip, a Washington, D.C.-based transportation research group, released its report, “Texas’ Top 100 Transportation Challenges and Improvements Needed to Address Them,” on Thursday, and out of the 100 issues listed, 17 of them were in the Houston area.

The report points out that effective transportation routes, such as roads, highways and bridges, are essential to the economy. Therefore, if the state does not invest...
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blupupher
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Message Posted: Jan 19, 2013 8:27:03 AM

The area on i-45 they are talking about is one of the older freeways in the area.
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NedW
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:43:02 PM

I remember I610 being a nightmare in 1981.
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NHLiveFree
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:41:37 PM


Poor planning and zoning requirements in the greater Houston area. Perhaps the construction industry successfully lobbying for as little standards and requirements as possible.

Of course CVA19, it has to be the fault of "those d... progressives". Sorry CVA.., but the bastion of ....... honors most definitely goes to Austin.
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oilfreak
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 10:09:44 PM

This problem is obviously not limited to just the Houston area.
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cmgodwin
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 8:16:58 PM

You're probably right, NSDP
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Bussman
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 7:21:15 PM

Houston...L.A. southwest.
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CVA19
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 6:37:29 PM

Houston is the bastion of progressivism in Texas. It's interesting that every city with major problems has been run for years by progressives. They never can get a handle on their problems, which get "progressively" worse; but they don't hesitate to blame anyone else for their failures.
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amerk73
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:31:42 PM

they will fix
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drobbbb
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:30:06 PM

going to have to raise some taxes
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investmentdr
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 4:04:01 PM

all of TX is a transportation challenge
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gizbo123
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:37:27 PM

Use the gasoline tax where it is supposed to be used for and stop side shifting the money to the parasites. Every year they use "the children" "schools" "libraries" "police" or some tear jerker phrase when they are awash with money, start spending wisely and stop the bs waste.
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whatif81
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:18:31 PM

money is waisted on roads that dont need repair. ive seen that acouple times in my area.
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humblepie
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 3:07:46 PM

houstons roads where awful the last time i was there
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tnfran
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 2:32:54 PM

They best get crackin and get em fixed.
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TripleHs
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 2:16:59 PM

no doubt, one of the worst
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Zuegma
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:55:27 PM

The same problem is widespread in North America and even more acute in the larger cities.
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mastermariner
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:41:44 PM

Lets get them fixed, raise the state tax on gas.
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nsdp
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:34:10 PM

The problem is state wide. Certain governors chose to privatize road maintenance and as contractor profits rose road conditions have deteriorated.
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YumaFellow
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:04:29 PM

Texas has, over the years, done a good job of building and maintaining highways. But with the rise of the right-wing nuts in the Republican Party, it seems that cutting the budget has been more important than maintaining the roads. Penny wise and pound foolish.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 1:03:44 PM

Ok
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MrDeath666
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:50:57 PM

Too many cars and illegals on our roads here.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:47:46 PM

The biggest challenge to driving in Texas is staying awake. "The sun has riz, the sun has set, and here I is in Texas yet."
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VomVom
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:43:48 PM

Been to Houston a few times. Congestion was what I experienced every time.
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 12:00:07 PM

Houston is spreading out and going even more worldly.
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Taxrefugee
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Message Posted: Jan 18, 2013 11:49:14 AM

Not surprising given how fast the city grew and the possible lower quality construction in an effort to get done quicker
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