Texas district examines cost-cutting measures at 41 picnic areas

The Amarillo district of the Texas Department of Transportation is considering closing 41 picnic areas as a way to save more than $369,000 per year in maintenance costs. However, Paul Braun, public information officer for TxDOT, told Land Line that this decision and the effect it may have on truck drivers who count on these sites to pull off and rest is not being taken lightly.

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