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June 15, 2012

 

Texas Transportation Commission to meet in Corpus Christi

Five-member board taking business on the road

AUSTIN -- The Texas Transportation Commission will hold its July monthly meeting in Corpus Christi this year, continuing a long tradition of taking the stateís business on the road to make it easier for Texans to participate in transportation decision-making.

Commission members will meet at 9 a.m. on July 26 at the Solomon Ortiz, Jr. Center, 402 Harbor Drive in Corpus Christi. The meeting is open to the public.

The commission periodically holds meetings in locations around the state. In addition to the meeting in Corpus, the board is expected to meet in the Houston and DFW areas later this year.

Background

  • The five-member commission is the governing body of the Texas Department of Transportation.  Members are appointed by the Governor with the advice and consent of the Texas Senate for overlapping six-year terms.
  •  Ted Houghton of El Paso, who serves as chair, was appointed to the commission by Gov. Rick Perry in December of 2003. The Governor reappointed Houghton in 2009 and named him commission chair in October of last year.
  •  Members are Ned Holmes, Houston; Jeff Austin, Tyler; William Meadows, Ft. Worth; and Fred Underwood, Lubbock
  •  Phil Wilson is the executive director of TxDOT.
  •  TxDOTís Corpus Christi interim district engineer is Lonnie Gregorcyk, P.E.  The district oversees a ten-county area which includes:  Aransas, Bee, Goliad, Jim Wells, Karnes, Kleberg, Live Oak, Nueces, Refugio and San Patricio.
  • Go to: www.txdot.gov for more information. Click About Us and Texas Transportation Commission.

For more information, call TxDOT Media Relations at (512) 463-8700.

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