Transportation

Britin Bostick (Austin) Issue Chair 

Coalitions and Resources

Data

As of 2013, TxDOT maintains 80,268 centerline miles (miles traveled in a one-way direction regardless of the number of lanes in a roadway).

 State-maintained centerline miles:
Interstate highways 3,272
Interstate highways 12,062
State highways, Spurs, Loops, Business Rtes 16,411
Farm or Ranch to Market roads and Spurs 40,932
Pass, Park and Recreation Roads 345
Frontage roads 7,245

The total number of lane miles (miles per lane of roadway) in Texas is 195,022.

TxDOT maintains 615 picnic areas (areas that include picnic tables), and 92 rest areas including Travel Information Centers (areas that include restroom facilities and picnic tables).

While only 25.6 percent of roadways in Texas are state-maintained, 73.8 percent of all VMT occurs on state-maintained highways.

Average Annual VMT
VMT on state-maintained highways 175.3B
VMT all state roadways 237.3B
Average Daily VMT
VMT on state-maintained highways 480M
VMT all state roadways 649.8M

(retrieved from Texas Department of Transportation )

Acronyms: 

  • TxDOT = Texas Department of Transportation
  • VMT = Vehicle Miles Traveled

 

 

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