TTI Contributes to 2030 Committee’s Texas Transportation Needs Report

On February 26, the Texas Transportation Commission adopted the 2030 Committee’s Texas Transportation Needs Report. The 221-page report concludes that meeting Texas’ transportation needs between 2009 and 2030 will require $315 billion, or about $14.3 billion per year.

The 2030 Committee is comprised of 12 Texas business and civic leaders appointed in May 2008 by Texas Transportation Commission Chair Deirdre Delisi. She charged the committee with providing an independent, comprehensive analysis of the state’s future transportation needs. In addition to TTI’’s substantial contribution, researchers from the Center for Transportation Research at The University of Texas at Austin and The University of Texas at San Antonio also conducted research for the report.

The report forecasts costs and the resulting benefits in 2008 dollars from highway maintenance (pavements and bridges), urban mobility, and rural mobility and safety. The committee’s timeframe did not allow for an in-depth analysis of other transportation modes that could complement traditional highway capacity, but the report includes overviews of public transportation, freight and intercity passenger rail, ports and waterways and airports, along with recommendations for further study.

TTI researchers wrote chapters on urban mobility, rural mobility and safety and the overview sections. TTI staff edited and designed the report and executive summary, as well as built and maintained the committee’s website. In addition, TTI organized the 2030 Committee meetings and public hearings, while also monitoring and compiling public comments during the report’s nine-month development period.

“It was a personal privilege to have the opportunity to be engaged in this important effort with such an outstanding group of fellow Texans,” says Dr. C. Michael Walton, chair of the committee. “Each gave freely of their expertise and their time in the highest interest of Texas and transportation needs for our state.”

“I am extremely proud of our overall involvement in this independent review of Texas’ transportation needs over the next two decades,” says TTI Executive Associate Agency Director William R. Stockton. “This is one of the most important and visible projects that TTI has ever undertaken, and the individuals who developed and produced the report spent countless hours to ensure it was accurate and understandable by the public.”

TTI 2030 Development Team Members

  • Jeffrey Arndt
  • Jeffrey D. Borowiec
  • Rhonda Brinkmann
  • Mary Cearley
  • Linda Cherrington
  • David Ellis
  • John Henry
  • Michelle Hoelscher
  • Jim Kruse
  • Timothy J. Lomax
  • Jim Lyle
  • Curtis Morgan
  • Terri Parker
  • Becca Simons
  • William R. Stockton
  • David Ungemah
  • Shanna Yates

TTI 2030 Logistics and Support Team Members

  • Linda Castillo
  • Richard Cole
  • Mark Coppock
  • Rick Davenport
  • Bonnie Duke
  • Kevin Hall
  • Christy Harris
  • Teresa Kohnert
  • Tobey Lindsey
  • Kristine Miller
  • Kathy Montemayor
  • Daniel Morris
  • John Mounce
  • Lisa Palmer
  • Teresa Qu
  • Phillip Reeder
  • Steve Roop
  • Kandis Salazar
  • David Schrank
  • Karen Smith
  • Sydney Torres
  • Shawn Turner
  • Michelle Young

This Issue

Improving our Infrastructure

The Highway 6 flyover in College Station is expected to relieve the congested and dangerous intersection that existed in the above photo.

Volume 45, Number 1
March 2009
Issue Overview

On this page:

  • TTI 2030 Development Team Members
  • TTI 2030 Logistics and Support Team Members

For more information:

Bill Stockton
(979) 845-9947
stockton@tamu.edu

a page from the 2030 summary report

To view the 2030 Committee Texas Transportation Needs Report and Executive Summary, visit texas2030committee.tamu.edu.