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Texas DOT appoints committee to examine transportation needs through 2030

The Texas Department of Transportation recently formed a task force charged with creating a "comprehensive update" of the state's transportation needs during the next 20-plus years.

Comprising state transportation experts and business leaders, the 12-member 2030 Committee will hold five public hearings beginning later this month to hear Texans' perspective on the state's transportation needs. The committee plans to issue a report on their findings in December.

The group will not calculate available funding or identify funding solutions, but will work to quantify and describe Texas' infrastructure investment needs. Committee members will work with professionals from the Center for Transportation Research at the University of Texas at Austin and the Texas Transportation Institute at Texas A&M University.

Committee members include Dallas Area Rapid Transit President and Chief Executive Officer Gary Thomas, BNSF Railway Co. Executive Vice President, Law and State Government Affairs and Corporate Relations Roger Nober and former Amtrak Board Chairman David Laney.

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