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Section 15: Travelers’ Information Radio Signs

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Background

The Federal Communications Commission (FCC) reserves certain AM broadcast frequencies for “travelers’ information stations.” The stations normally operate over a two- to 10-mile radius and may broadcast information on:

Specifically not allowed on the broadcasts are:

Districts may contact the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Maintenance Division (MNT) for information on obtaining a license to operate a travelers’ information station. The stations are also discussed in the TxDOT Radio Operations Manual.

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Signing

TxDOT installs and maintains signs identifying travelers’ information radio stations (D12-1 and D12-3) with the lead messages shown in the following table.

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Lead Message

Note

TOURIST INFO

Tourist Information radio stations are usually purchased and operated by a local chamber of commerce, convention center, or tourist bureau.

HIGHWAY ADVISORY

Highway Advisory Radio (HAR) may be used on selected construction projects to enhance traffic operations.



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