As the adage goes, “Make hay while the sun shines.” With the strong partnership between TxDOT and its contractors, the infusion of new revenue streams from Props 1 and 7, and the coordinated efforts of the best highway contractors in the world, the sun is certainly shining in Texas.
As we set off in this new year, we face many familiar challenges: turmoil in Washington, D.C., economic uncertainty and a presidential election cycle.
This January, the 86th Texas Legislature convened at the State Capitol. As in all legislative sessions, transportation is an issue for the lawmaking body of the state. Issues regarding tolling, the Texas Emission Reduction Program, the energy sector and...