Tag Archives: Texas Department of Transportation

Forum Focuses on Highways

Texas Secretary of State addressed TxDot officials and contractors at the Heavy Highway Forum held in Pharr. (VBR)

Texas Secretary of State David Whitley expressed confidence that the Texas Department of Transportation’s 10-year, $70 billion statewide infrastructure program will bode well for the future economic development in the Rio Grande Valley. “As TxDot begins to the rollout of the Unified Transportation Program bill, it’s even more important that we continue to communicate with one another to accomplish our goals of enhancing capacity, maintenance and safety of our critical…

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Port of Brownsville Trade Facilitated with Grant

Port of Brownsville

The Port of Brownsville is the recipient of a $1.5 million Rider 45 grant from the Texas Department of Transportation. The grant will enhance the port’s intermodal connectivity, further facilitating domestic and international trade in the Rio Grande Valley. The funds will aid in constructing the South Port Connector Project. The port connector road will span two miles and connect Ostos Road at the port with Highway 4. The Port of…

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TxDOT Chairman Discusses Regional Priorities

Local officials and business leaders from Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and Willacy Counties meet with Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg Jr. (photo RGV Partnership)

RGV counties’ infrastructure needs discussed Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg Jr. recently visited the Rio Grande Valley to meet with local leaders and discuss key regional projects. Officials and business leaders from Hidalgo, Cameron, Starr and Willacy Counties had the opportunity to discuss ideas with Chairman Bugg on how to work together to improve and accelerate infrastructure projects across the region. With multiple meetings held in Hidalgo and Cameron counties, Chairman…

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