Why Texas is now one of the worst states for bicyclists

The latest numbers from Texas DOT show that for every 100 miles traveled by bicyclists in Texas, there are 2.5 fatalities.

According to a 2016 study by the American Society of Civil Engineers, which found that bicycling accounts for only a few tenths of one percent of the state’s total transportation-related deaths, the state is actually one of Texas’ worst biking-friendly states.

A study by Texas A&M University Transportation Institute in 2017 found that bike infrastructure in Texas was worse than the worst-case scenario of an interstate highway.

“There is clearly no need for motor vehicles to be in a position to slow down,” said Mark Wessel, a transportation professor at Texas A & M and co-author of the study.

Texas DOT, the agency responsible for planning the state highway system, has been slow to develop plans to build bicycle lanes.

But, in 2018, the legislature passed legislation that mandated that the state develop a plan to create “safe, convenient, safe and reliable bicycle lanes.”

The legislation is currently under consideration in the Texas Senate.

“Bicycle lanes have proven to be very effective at reducing the number of bicyclists who are killed on our highways,” said State Senator Kevin Eltife, a Democrat from Arlington.

“They have also been extremely popular in other cities across the state, especially in rural areas.

This bill will help make this happen in Texas.”

The bill is a major step toward improving the state transportation system, which currently has an average of three crashes per 100,000 miles of travel.

Last year, the Department of Transportation said that bicycle crashes in Texas averaged more than 40 per day.

Currently, bike lanes have been installed on four state highways, including the Brazos River Bridge, Interstate 35, I-35W, and I-45.

Bicycle lanes were installed on a total of four state and local highways in the 2017 legislative session.

The new bill would allow the state to install a single-lane bike lane on I-55 near the I-10 exit, but only if the state had the funds to build the lane.

That’s why, for the 2017 session, legislators approved $1.2 billion for road and bridge projects, which will likely require an extra $400 million.

“The bill would create a funding stream for infrastructure projects that are in the best interest of Texans, and will enable Texas to be a great bicycling destination in the coming years,” Eltifesaid.

“This bill will make it easier for the state and its residents to move safely and affordably on our roads.”

Why is Texas highway pipeline being monitored by law enforcement?

Texas Governor Greg Abbott said Friday that federal law enforcement agencies will be conducting traffic checks at several pipeline projects that could pose a threat to the state’s natural resources.

A spokesman for Abbott said that the governor is reviewing the pipeline’s construction in an effort to ensure that it complies with all environmental, regulatory, safety and health standards.

The governor said the Department of Transportation (DOT) has received numerous reports of construction-related injuries and deaths in Texas.

The state has been working to improve safety for pipeline workers.

In April, the U.S. Pipeline and Hazardous Materials Safety Administration announced that it was monitoring the construction of two proposed oil and gas pipelines.

The agency said it would issue an emergency permit if conditions became dangerous or unsafe, and said the project was not in compliance with the Federal Pipeline Safety Act.

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In July, an explosion killed a man and injured four others when a pipeline ruptured in western Texas.

In November, the state said that construction of a pipeline that could transport crude oil in North Dakota was “under review” after an oil spill in the area killed two workers.

The pipeline’s route passed through a tribal land and an industrial property.

The latest on the flood damage in California

A major flood threat is threatening the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in California and many areas in the Southwest, according to officials.

At least seven people were killed and several were missing in an overnight landslide in the Los Angeles area, authorities said.

The area was hit by several landslides overnight, the Los Gatos Fire Department said in a statement late Wednesday.

More: The area is now under mandatory evacuation orders.

More than 1,000 homes were damaged, according with the National Weather Service.