Senate Committee on Transportation to discuss TXDOT project selection, toll road penalties

Austin – The Senate Committee on Transportation will have a hearing Monday (Aug. 27, 2018) to review interim charges related to TXDOT funding allocation and toll road penalties. The interim charges to be discussed are as follows:

Monday, Aug. 27, 2018

· TxDOT analysis on the effect of funding allocations made in the Unified Transportation Program (UTP) and project selection decisions on accomplishing goals described in the statewide transportation plan.
· Toll Road Penalties: Review penalty practices employed by toll authorities throughout the state and make recommendations to improve customer service and eliminate unjustified penalties.

The hearing begins at 10 a.m. CST in Austin (9 a.m. MST in El Paso). You can find the live stream at this Web address:

José Rodríguez represents Texas Senate District 29, which includes the counties of El Paso, Hudspeth, Culberson, Jeff Davis, and Presidio. He represents both urban and rural constituencies, and more than 350 miles of the Texas-Mexico border. Senator Rodríguez currently serves as the Chairman of the Texas Senate Democratic Caucus, and is a member of the Senate Committees on Natural Resources and Economic Development; Transportation; Veteran Affairs and Border Security; and Agriculture, Water, and Rural Affairs (Vice Chair).

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