October 11, 2017      5:52 PM
TxDOT stakeholders identify more than $20B in high-priority freight projects
The agency has earmarked roughly $12 billion in spending on projects to improve the freight network, the full plan identifies more than 2,400 projects worth $65 billion, of which only $40 billion are funded
revised version of the Texas freight plan has identified $64 billion in
potential projects to attack the growing chokeholds for road, rail, port and
air traffic across the state.
approved a general freight plan last year, just before the newest version of
the FAST Act passed. That federal
update required the state to dig deeper into the stakeholder process and
provide the Federal Highway Administration with an updated list of priority
projects in December. Next month, the Texas Transportation Commission also
will have to sign off on a five-year model of financially constrained spending
to improve Texas’ freight industry.
freight traffic is expected to double between now and 2045.
By Kimberly Reeves