It shouldn’t come as a big surprise that Tyler’s primary focus right about now is funding for more projects. The fewer the jobs, the cheaper the bidding. Right now, there’s a lot of cheap work being done. Our recent forecast shows some decent jobs ahead for us in 2013, but nowhere close to the district’s capacity. We expect there to be some pretty stiff competition for the larger projects coming up.
Atlanta is one of the few districts which have managed to hang on to their district engineers throughout the recent changes within TxDOT. In fact, it’s so rare, I’m almost afraid to write anything about it in case that changes before this ink is dry.
The Bryan area meetings typically have a pretty short agenda. I consider this a good problem. To me, it is indicative of the great working relationship with our area TxDOT partners. It means contractors tend to take care of their issues on the spot, as opposed to kicking it up it up the organizational chart until someone has the authority to address it.
The TxDOT Houston District is doing an excellent job under the leadership of District Engineer Mike Alford. With the participation he demands of himself and his top-level employees, Houston contractors have the benefit of real-time solutions at our meetings. The joint meetings we conduct each month demonstrate ...