President Chad Clark welcomes fellow keynote speaker Randy Hopmann during the 7th Annual Executive Safety Conference in August.
Comptroller Glenn Hegar discusses the budget forecast at the June Houston Area Luncheon.
Construction Division Director Gina Gallegos discusses her recent Houston Ironman triathlon competition.
Ted Clay with the Beaumont District provides a safety report at the August Monthly Luncheon.
Darrell Davila, chief of staff for Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick, applauded significant increases in highway funding while speaking to AGC of Texas members at the August monthly luncheon.
Highway funding in the current biennial budget represents a 49 percent increase over the past six years, he said.
The second provision of Prop 7 (revenue from motor vehicle sales) will kick in for the next budget, which means another funding increase for highways. The State Highway Fund will get 35 percent of the motor vehicle sales tax revenue above $5 billion.
“The advantage of this revenue source is that it grows with population and the economy. It will grow annually along with growth in motor vehicle sales tax,” Davila said.
He recently met with TxDOT officials and said he was pleased to learn the 2019 UTP draft projects at least $75 billion for highway construction and maintenance, which is more than double the $35 billion in the 2016 UTP.
Davila said Patrick keeps an open door policy and encouraged AGC members to call him directly to address transportation-related issues.
Bill Cheek, Loyl Bussell, Barry Clark, Ken Simonson, and Bo Davis at the August DFW luncheon.
Phillippe Falkner with Construction Division Director Gina Gallegos and Dallas D.E. Mo Bur