Task force focused on finding solutions for long-term funding challenges
Taking business on the road, the Texas Department of Transportation and its partners are holding the next Task Force on Texas' Energy Sector Roadway Needs meeting and open house in Amarillo Tuesday, October 23. The open house begins at 8:30 a.m. and the meeting is scheduled to run from 9 a.m. – 11:30 a.m. at the Ambassador Hotel, 3100 Interstate 40 West in Amarillo.
The task force, made up of representatives from the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Railroad Commission, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, cities and counties, and the energy and trucking sectors, is challenged with developing long-term funding strategies and plans to address infrastructure concerns well into the future.
“Ports-to-Plains is very pleased to see TxDOT addressing the important issue of the impact that the energy industry is having on our transportation system. The energy sector is a major economic engine in our region, and we have to have an adequate transportation network for the industry to continue to thrive. And as a corridor that serves North America’s energy heartland these discussions will have a direct impact on the Ports to Plains Corridor,” said Ports-to-Plains President Michael Reeves.