DALLAS – Mike Rawlings of Dallas is the latest big-city Texas mayor to criticize a proposal by Texas Department of Transportation to turn over maintenance of state highways in urban areas.

TxDOT said in mid-August that it could save $165 million a year by turning over the upkeep costs for 1,897 of roads in urban counties and cities. The Texas Transportation Commission will hear the proposal Aug. 29, but no action is expected.

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