DALLAS – The Texas Department of Transportation needs $4 billion from the current session of the state legislature to keep up with infrastructure needs in the rapidly growing state, officials said.

In a report to the legislature, TxDOT noted that it expects to exhaust its $3 billion Proposition 12 general obligation bond authorization by the next fiscal year starting Sept. 1. Those bonds were authorized in the 2011 session after winning voter approval.

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