infrastructure http://hppr.org en Texas Roads: The oil boom has a price http://hppr.org/post/texas-roads-oil-boom-has-price <p>Next week 80 miles of Texas roads will begin the conversion from paved to gravel according to <strong><a href="http://www.texastribune.org/2013/08/19/conversion-of-roads-to-gravel-met-with-concern/?utm_source=feedly">the Texas Tribune</a></strong>.&nbsp; The oil boom has significantly increased traffic on many farm roads in South and East Texas.&nbsp; The damage is extensive.&nbsp; Dave Glessner, spokesman for the TxDOT says, “Since paving roads is too expensive and there is not enough funding to repave them all, our only other option to make them safer is to turn them into gravel roads."</ Thu, 22 Aug 2013 05:00:02 +0000 Cindee Talley 20531 at http://hppr.org Texas Roads: The oil boom has a price Your Infrastructure Grade is... http://hppr.org/post/your-infrastructure-grade <p><a href="http://www.asce.org/">The American Society of Civil Engineers</a> recently posted the infrastructure report card for each state.&nbsp; Scores were given in 12 categories: aviation, bridges, dams, drinking water, education, energy, flood control, inland waterways, roads, solid waste, transit, and wastewater.</p> Tue, 11 Jun 2013 05:01:00 +0000 Cindee Talley 17219 at http://hppr.org Your Infrastructure Grade is...