PBS&J, Tampa, has entered into a settlement with the Texas Dept. of Transportation, which releases it from all TexDOT claims related to an overstated overhead rate in exchange for a one-time payment of $5.3 million. PBS&J can now compete for TexDOT work. The firm also said in a filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission that the U.S. Attorney in Miami and the FBI are investigating irregularities into political contributions by the company and some of its employees. The company found the irregularities during its investigation into other accounting irregularities.