Transportation and Infrastructure

Last November, nearly 80 percent of Texas voters approved a forward-looking measure to help our state maintain and upgrade its vast network of roads and highways as we continue to grow. Next Tuesday, I hope Texans again...
In remarks on the Senate floor yesterday, I spoke about the need to pass a bipartisan, long-term highway funding bill. 
The House Appropriations Committee today approved the spending bill for the Departments of Transportation, Housing and Urban Development (THUD), which included a provision that prohibits federal funding for two unaffordable...
Last week, the I-69 Alliance made a trip to Washington D.C. As the Chair of the I-69 Caucus, the goal of our bipartisan group is to educate Congress about the important role that I-69 has moving people and as a freight...
Apartment Association of Greater Dallas
The roundtable will examine such issues as the national freight network and the area’s role in that network; the federal role in ensuring a cohesive, efficient, national transportation network; and how the federal government...
"A robust and reliable road system is vital to the success of the Texas economy and is demanded by Texas families. Currently, there are insufficient funds exclusively dedicated to funding our state's transportation needs,...
Governor Greg Abbott addressed a joint session of the House and Senate Tuesday to deliver the State of the State address. He outlined five emergency items, which included...
I recently re-introduced legislation that would expand Interstate 69 to include Texas State Highway 44. This bill would designate State Highway 44 as a future segment of I-69, known as the “44 to 69 Act.” Under this...
Congress passed a fully paid-for short-term highway extension last month to give the Ways and Means Committee, chaired by Rep. Paul Ryan, time to figure out how to maintain our highways without raising taxes or further...
U.S. Sen. John Cornyn (R-TX) joined Congressman Will Hurd (R-TX), Chairman Michael McCaul (R-TX), and Congressman Henry Cuellar (D-TX) in efforts to give states more flexibility in how they use federal transportation funds,...
I released the following statement on the passage of the 2016 Transportation, Housing and Urban Development Bill which funds the Department of Transportation, the Department of Housing and Urban Development, and other...
I was thrilled to have a huge turnout for a roundtable in Port Aransas this week. I talked to everyone about all the work that has been accomplished in Congress this year.
“Montgomery County has a traffic problem, and something must be done about it.”Utter that statement to county residents and you’ll get a similar response to what you would hear had you just told them the sky is blue and...
Our transportation network is something many Americans take for granted. When it works, it usually goes unnoticed. But when it doesn’t function efficiently – when we are stuck in traffic or held up at the airport – it...
TWENTY-FIVE YEARS AGO, the Texas Republican revolution forged west of I-35 and up the Caprock to limit government and entrust us to govern ourselves (as well as to implement term limits, but that’s a subject for another time...
A private company’s plan to build a high-speed rail line connecting Dallas and Houston came further into focus Tuesday as the company announced its preferred route for the multibillion-dollar project.
Our infrastructure is critical to sustaining economic growth and prosperity, and it is imperative that we continue to invest in the transportation projects that build America. 
There has been much gnashing of teeth over “Prop 1” that in a nutshell, would divert a portion of extra revenues that come into the Texas treasury into road building instead of the general fund or being parked in an already...

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