The Texas House Committee on Transportation will hold its next public hearing on Wednesday March 25 at 1:30 p.m. at the Bush Presidential Library Conference Center in College Station. Committee members will focus specifically on two major subjects currently affecting transportation in Texas:
- issues related to speed limits and highway safety, and
- the effects of oversize and overweight trucks on roads and bridges, including the impact of NAFTA-related traffic.
Wednesday’s public hearing will be the second held this year by the committee, which has jurisdiction over all transportation matters in the state, including: commercial motor vehicles, the Texas highway system, railroads, airports and waterways.
The hearing, which will be hosted by the Texas Transportation Institute, is being held in conjunction with the annual meeting of the TTI Council, the institute’s industry advisory group. TTI conducts research in all forms of transportation and related issues, including both of the subject areas on Wednesday’s committee agenda. Officials from the Texas Department of Transportation and the Texas Department of Public Safety will also participate in the hearing.