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TEXAS

In an effort to accelerate funding and construction on I-35 through Central Texas, the Texas Transportation Commission discussed a proposed plan at its meeting last month to add an additional $4.3 billion to build new lanes on I35 through Austin. The funding would be in addition to already approved amount, bringing the total investment on the I-35 Capital Express Project to $7.5 billion.

PIRTEK Love Field recently announced a new location change for one of its facilities, effective immediately. The new Service & Supply Center opened its doors at 2126 Irving Blvd., Dallas. "Our goal is to keep providing the outstanding customer service that people associate with the PIRTEK name," said Stuart Morrison, new owner of PIRTEK Love Field.

Kubota Tractor Corporation is making its Major League Baseball debut this season as the official on-field equipment partner of the Texas Rangers. As the Rangers move into their new ballpark this season, Globe Life Field in Arlington, Texas, Kubota equipment will be used exclusively to maintain the grounds of the modern-day professional sports facility through the 2024 season.

The second-most populous state in the country continues to grow by an average of 1,100 per day, with state demographers predicting that the populations in five metropolitan areas (Austin, Houston, Dallas, Ft. Worth and San Antonio) may double by 2050.

TxDOT is acting to help reduce the risk of COVID-19. The department recently took several steps to protect the public and TxDOT employees. At the same time, TxDOT remains committed to delivering services to its customers all over the Lone Star State. Work on projects to improve the transportation system continues, as does TxDOT's ongoing work to maintain and operate its state's transportation system, to include ferry operations.

The U.S. Department of Transportation's (USDOT) Federal Transit Administration (FTA) recently announced a $28.22 million grant to the city of El Paso for the Montana Rapid Transit Service (RTS) Corridor project. The project will provide faster, more reliable transit service to important destinations in downtown El Paso, the El Paso International Airport and the Far East Transfer Center.

Ritchie Bros. continues to attract record numbers of bidders in 2020, with its latest auction in Fort Worth, Texas registering 9,150+ bidders from 65 countries. More than $72 million of equipment items and trucks were sold at the auction, held from March 10 to 11.

The first step toward the construction of a new Bayside park in Gilchrist, Texas (Galveston County), is the filling in of the Rollover Pass in the Bolivar Peninsula, a $7.4 million project that began last October when crews from Brizo Construction LLC commenced its operations to fill in the 200-ft.

Compact Construction Equipment LLC (CCE) continued its rapid expansion in Texas when it formally opened a new facility for Bobcat of Austin on Louis Henna Boulevard, north of the city. The 22,000 sq. ft. building sits on 3.8 acres of land, and replaces a 9,600 sq.

DALLAS (AP) The "Leaning Tower of Dallas," the nearly iconic remnant of a high-rise building implosion gone awry, finally collapsed in a cloud of dust on March 2 after two weeks of being whacked with a headache ball. The tower collapsed at about 3:15 p.m.

It is better to give than to receive, it is often said. But according to one San Antonio contractor, the service it receives from its equipment dealer has been just as important to its success as the service it gives its customers. Mundo Verde Irrigation and Landscaping of San Antonio is a husband-and-wife owned business that has grown from a one-man operation in 2004 to a major player in commercial landscaping today in South Texas.