A pilot program introduced by the Texas Department of Transportation's (TxDOT) Dallas District may reduce the chances of students being killed or injured in traffic-related incidents occurring near schools. The program, Precious Cargo, is designed to facilitate communication and cooperation between TxDOT and local schools in the effort to establish the safest possible traffic environments around schools. The Precious Cargo program will allow TxDOT staff, when asked by local school districts, to review site plans of future school facilities and make recommendations for improving traffic safety and efficiency before a problem ever occurs. The program also proposes that unbudgeted road improvements requested by school districts might be accomplished through a partnership, with a community providing materials while TxDOT supplies equipment and labor.


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  • Accession Number: 00792382
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: May 20 2000 12:00AM