Texas Freight Advisory Committee
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Texas Freight Advisory Committee


Advise TxDOT on freight issues, priorities, projects and funding needs for freight improvements, and elevate freight transportation as a critical component of the state’s economic vitality, and competitiveness.


  • Ensure the participation of private sector freight stakeholders in TxDOT’s transportation planning process.
  • Ensure that freight transportation needs are addressed in TxDOT’s transportation planning, programming, investments, and implementation processes.
  • Provide input into the development of the Statewide Freight Plan.
  • Help TxDOT identify and target freight investments.
  • Assist TxDOT in prioritizing freight investments by identifying high-priority and strategic freight transportation projects that facilitate the safe and efficient movement of freight throughout the state.
  • Develop TxDOT’s Freight Transportation action items on key freight issues.



Date Location Agenda Presentation Summary
01/18/2023 TxDOT Greer Building,
125 E. 11th St. Austin, TX 78701
01/18/23 agenda 01/18/23 presentation 01/18/23 summary
06/22/2023 TxDOT Stassney Campus auditorium,
6230 E. Stassney Ln. Austin, TX 78744
06/22/23 agenda 6/22/23 presentation 6/22/23 summary
11/30/2023 TxDOT Greer Building,
125 E. 11th St. Austin, TX 78701
11/30/23 agenda 11/30/23 presentation  

Group list

Name Organization
Ed Emmett - Chair Rice University
Adriana Cruz Office of the Governor
Todd Wright H-E-B
Charlie Leal Texas Farm Bureau
Clint Schelbitzki Union Pacific Railroad
Drew Crutcher Landgraf, Crutcher & Associates
Gerry Schwebel IBC
John Esparza Texas Trucking Association
Keith Patridge McAllen Economic Development Corp.
Matt Woodruff Kirby Corporation
Lindsay Mullins BNSF
Michael Dyll Texas International Freight LLC
Paul Treangen TNW Corporation
Randy Brogoitti Brogoitti Construction
Roger Guenther Port Houston
Rolando Ortiz Killam Development, Ltd.
Ron Beeson The Lubrizol Corp.
Sean Strawbridge Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Tiffany Melvin North American Strategy for Competitiveness
Todd Stewart Gulf Winds International
VJ Smith Marathon Petroleum Company
Robert MacDonald TEMPO
Vacant Alliance