Energy Sector Impacts on Road Infrastructure in Texas: Wind Power, Natural Gas, and Oil Production Driving Traffic

Increased production of oil, natural gas, and wind energy has placed demands on the Texas transportation system. The roads have facilitated the moving of components during the construction and development of an energy source and subsequently the intermediate and final products in some of the energy supply chains. In 2009, the Texas Department of Transportation funded a study to illustrate and quantify the impacts of the energy sector on road infrastructure. This article highlights findings from this study.


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Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Photos; Tables;
  • Pagination: pp 39-43
  • Serial:
    • TR News
    • Issue Number: 290
    • Publisher: Transportation Research Board
    • ISSN: 0738-6826

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01524929
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, TRB, ATRI
  • Created Date: May 15 2014 11:41AM