About Us

The Freight Advisory Committee serves as a forum for agency transportation decisions affecting Texas freight mobility.

Mission

Advise TxDOT on freight issues, priorities, projects and funding needs for freight improvements, and elevate freight transportation as a critical component of the state’s economic vitality and competitiveness.

Goals

  • Ensure the participation of private sector freight stakeholders in TxDOT’s transportation planning process
  • Ensure that freight transportation needs are addressed in TxDOT’s transportation planning, programming, investments, and implementation processes
  • Provide input into the development of the Statewide Freight Plan
  • Help TxDOT identify and target freight investments
  • Assist TxDOT in prioritizing freight investments by identifying high priority and strategic freight transportation projects that facilitate safe and efficient movement of freight throughout the state
  • Develop TxDOT’s Freight Transportation Action Items on Key Freight Issues

Members

Ed Emmett - Chair Carlos Cascos - Vice Chair Joe Adams Ron Beeson Steve Boecking
Ed Emmett
Chair
Carlos Cascos
Vice Chair
Joe
Adams
Ron
Beeson
Steve
Boecking
Kenneth Dierschke Michael Dyll John Esparza Todd Frease Mike Graham
Kenneth
Dierschke
Michael
Dyll
John
Esparza
Todd
Frease
Mike
Graham
Roger Guenther John Hill John Larue Judge Clay Lewis Jenkins Brenda Mainwaring
Roger
Guenther
John
Hill
John
LaRue
Judge Clay
Lewis Jenkins
Brenda
Mainwaring
Kevin  McIntosh Miguel Perez Alan Russell Carlton Schwab Steve Stewart
Kevin
McIntosh
Miguel
Perez
Alan
Russell
Carlton
Schwab
Steve
Stewart
French Thompson Jack Todd Keith A. Patridge Ronnie Volkening  
French
Thompson
Jack
Todd
Keith A.
Patridge
Ronnie
Volkening
 

Ex-Officio Members

  • Sen. Sylvia Garcia, Texas State Senator, District 6
  • Rep. Sergio Muoz, Texas State Representative, District 36
  • Rep. Armando "Mando" Martinez, Texas State Representative, District 39
  • Rep. Pancho Nevrez, Texas Ports Association, Texas State Representative, District 74
  • Joe Adams, Union Pacific Railroad, Retired

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