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Longtime coming: Texas adds second causeway for SPI to highway system

A second causeway to South Padre Island was being talked about even before a barge struck Queen Isabella Causeway in the early morning hours of Sept. 15, 2001, causing two sections of the bridge to collapse and resulting in the deaths of eight people.

Brownsville mayor tapped as MPO policy board’s vice chair

Brownsville Mayor John Cowen Jr. has been named vice chairman of the policy board of the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, the federally mandated body overseeing municipal transportation planning in Cameron and Hidalgo counties.

FM 509 expansion in Harlingen to cost $108M to $141M

HARLINGEN — For decades, local leaders have dreamed of developing a main trade corridor linking area cities with an international bridge into Mexico.

Valley MPO executive director announces resignation

After nearly 20 years of dedicated work, the executive director of the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has stepped down.

Hidalgo County leveraging every dollar for road improvements

EDINBURG — As the Rio Grande Valley continues on a trend of explosive growth — particularly in Hidalgo County — so, too, does the need for road infrastructure to keep up with increased traffic.

MPO to add $6 million for Hidalgo County road projects

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization is setting aside more than $6 million for two “critical projects” within Hidalgo County’s Precinct 3, specifically for residents living near Liberty Boulevard in Peñitas, and Los Ebanos Road in Mission.

Multi-million-dollar project to build Harlingen’s first public transit center hits big snag

HARLINGEN — After about seven years of planning, the multi-million-dollar project to build the city’s first public transit center is hitting a big snag.

TxDOT takes over stalled RGV MPO projects

WESLACO — The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has a number of stalled projects that will be going forward under the direction of the Texas Department of Transportation.

Starr County cities approve resolution to join RGV MPO

Two Starr County cities publicly supported the move to join the the Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization, advancing the efforts to annex the...

Valley MPO to push for state funding for several projects

The Rio Grande Valley Metropolitan Planning Organization has big plans for the new state legislative session. Pharr Mayor Ambrosio Hernandez, who serves as the RGV...