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IN JANUARY, THE 87TH LEGISLATURE began, just as it has since 1846. Only this year, besides the normal duties of making a two-year budget and laws that affect Texans and transportation, members are doing so under the shadow of COVID-19.
2020 has brought unprecedented challenges for Texas. From the global pandemic called COVID-19 to hurricanes threatening our state’s coastline, Texans have had to manage and master a lot. Throughout it all, TxDOT remains committed to our mission of “Connecting You With Texas.”
At TXDOT, we're constantly moving to get projects delivered effectively and efficiently. Today, we have more than $20 billion worth of construction and maintenance projects underway across the state.
In Federal Fiscal Year 2019, Texas will receive only 95 cents in transportation funding from the federal Highway Trust Fund for every dollar Texans paid directly into the Fund. That means Texas stands alone – still – as the last ‘donor’ state as a result of the outdated apportionment of federal highway funding.