The House Committee on Transportation met on February 7 to discuss the following interim charges:
  • Review the state's response to Hurricane Harvey and natural disaster preparedness with respect to the transportation system and transportation infrastructure. Make recommendations for improving agency operations related to emergency preparedness and response.
  • Monitor the agencies and programs under the Committee’s jurisdiction and oversee the implementation of relevant legislation passed by the 85th Legislature. In conducting this oversight, the committee will also specifically monitor the implementation of the TxDOT Sunset legislation and related management actions.
Personnel from the Texas Department of Motor Vehicles and the Texas Department of Transportation, industry stakeholders, and county judges were invited to testify before the committee. The report below details discussions on these charges.