Jan/Feb 2017

Jan/Feb 2017

AGC in motion

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AGC in Motion

Voters in 22 states approved 193 of the 280 state and local transportation investment measures on their ballots Nov. 8. The general election success followed voter support for 76 of 81 transportation funding measures in primary elections earlier in the year.

As we begin 2017, the Texas Department of Transportation is preparing for two very important events: first, our 100th year of service to the citizens of Texas, and second is the 85th Legislative Session and our department’s Sunset review.

The Texas Legislature will be in general session for 140 days. A lot can happen in that time frame, and AGC members must be vigilant. The Texas Legislature will pass laws that affect: 1) transportation funding, 2) TxDOT, and 3) the general business environment. 

HONDO – AGC members are primarily focused on building good roads and bridges and helping ensure adequate construction funding. The association also keeps members on top of the pressing issues of the day.

On Nov. 14, Bryan Area members did a little something special in remembrance of recently departed friend and colleague, Mr. A.P. Boyd. Everyone who knew A.P. has a personal story about how A.P. Boyd stood up for them, served as a mentor, or helped guide them...

Timothy Dean Word, Jr., a leader in the Texas highway construction business, passed away on Christmas Day. Tim, 87, served as president of the AGC of Texas Chapter in 1979 and as national president of AGC in 1995. 

The AGC Holiday Party in early December was such a big hit that members can expect the inaugural gathering to grow into an annual and festive event. More than 250 members and family filled the Austin Club for the holiday party that offered splendid entertainment...

On December 7, 8, and 9 of 2016, all the stars were lined up in Texas. The first item, and the most important, was the Sunset Commission hearing involving the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT).

It is funny how life works. How, when you look back, you can point out defining moments that solidified your course in life or in your career. For me, I can point to two of those moments that have shaped my career.

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