Highway Funding Showdown is Latest Budget Scramble at TxDOT (The Texas Tribune)

Photo Courtesy of The Texas Tribune

Photo Courtesy of The Texas Tribune

By Phoebe Tollefson

As Congress barrels toward a Friday deadline to fund the nation’s highway system, transportation experts across the country are responding to ever-tighter budgets with simple but significant cost-saving changes.

In Texas, federal funding makes up about a third of the Texas Department of Transportation’s $23 billion two-year budget.

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