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
04/10/2024 TxDOT Stassney Campus auditorium 6230 E. Stassney Ln. Austin, TX 78744 04/10/24 agenda 04/10/24 presentation 04/10/24 summary
07/24/2024 Circle T Ranch 2451 Westlake Parkway, Westlake, TX 76262      

Group list

Name Organization
Ed Emmett - Chair Rice University
Adriana Cruz Office of the Governor
Charlie Leal Texas Farm Bureau
Clint Schelbitzki Union Pacific Railroad
Gerry Schwebel IBC
John Esparza Texas Trucking Association
Keith Patridge McAllen Economic Development Corp.
Matt Woodruff Kirby Corporation
Lindsay Mullins BNSF
Paul Treangen TNW Corporation
Roger Guenther Port Houston
Rolando Ortiz Killam Development, Ltd.
Sean Strawbridge Port of Corpus Christi Authority
Tiffany Melvin North American Strategy for Competitiveness
Robert MacDonald TEMPO
Vacant Alliance