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The table below contains a sampling of our recent cost savings achievements.

These cost savings reflect the work of resolute, knowledgeable and collaborative professionals determined to solve our state’s toughest transportation challenges and be good stewards of taxpayer money.

Title Description Savings/
Anticipated Savings
NewAdjusted Bridge Treatements
Concrete SealNew bridge treatment saves millions annually. $2 million annually
Thin Overlay Pavement Savings
Thin OverlayAdjusted pavement management method saves millions annually. $9 million annually
Migration from GroupWise to Outlook Groupwise to OutlookTxDOT migrated to Microsoft Outlook, an email system that provides cost-effective cloud data storage. $2 million annually
Office Operations
Use of Portable Traffic Signals on Work Sites Portable Traffic LightsUsing portable traffic signals instead of flaggers on roadway maintenance sites saves money and increases safety.
$315,000 annually
Digital Distribution of Texas Highways Magazine Texas Highways Magazine Converting employee and retiree Texas Highways subscriptions to digital editions reduces distribution costs. $197,000 annually
Office Operations