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490Texas Approves 85-MPH Speed Limit, Fastest In United States

Safety groups fret over possible upswing in danger to drivers

The highest speed limit in the United States can now be found on a central Texas highway. On Thursday, transportation officials in the state approved an 85-mile-per-hour speed limit along a 41-mile stretch of State Highway 130

90New Highway Could Get Fastest Posted Speed Limit In United States

Texas DOT may allow speeds of 85 mph between San Antonio and Austin

A new highway that connects two of Texas' biggest cities could contain the fastest posted speed limit in the United States.

9Toyota launches production of Tacoma at San Antonio plant

2010 Toyota Tacoma – Click above for high-res image gallery

15REPORT: Toyota adding 850 jobs in San Antonio truck factory

Toyota's arrangements for its San Antonio plant are coming together after the closure of NUMMI and the announced relocation of Tacoma pickup production. The company will be adding 850 permanent and temporary workers to its labor force in Texas, taking the number of associates from 1,850 to about 2,700 – and that doesn't include increases in the supplier workforce. For those with an eye on the employment scene, Toyota posted the job openings in August and 14,000 people applied.

15REPORT: Toyota moving Tacoma production to San Antonio

Now that Toyota has decided the fate of the NUMMI plant, the company has to decide where to move production of the Tacoma and Corolla models built there. The Corolla hasn't been spoken for yet, but Toyota is confirming that its Tacoma line is moving to the San Antonio factory that currently makes the Tundra pickup.

22Toyota to Tundra factory workers: Get thee to a park!

As reported recently, even though Toyota halted Tundra production for a while, the company pledged not to lay off its workers. At a total cost of potentially $1 billion to the company, Toyota instead placed the employees in retraining and civic works programs during a Kaizen and Development Period.

21Toyota lays off 200 temp workers at Tundra plant

Click above for a high-res gallery of the Toyota Tundra

13Your flex-fuel Ford may be addicted to gasoline

This story is a bit humorous and may even end up saving you a few bucks if you own a flex-fuel vehicle. Local San Antonio news station WOAI is reporting that a number of flex-fuel vehicles that have been running on regular unleaded gas may flash the check engine light the first few times you fill up with E85.

51Tundra launched in Texas

Texas State Fair goers were granted an exclusive look at two new Toyota Tundra pickups on Tuesday, where the automaker sought to show its wares in a venue perfectly suited to make the most of the Tundra's work-inspired physique and powerplant.

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