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Texas Technology Task Force

The Texas Technology Task Force advances the development of a high-performance transportation system, which will continue to position Texas as a leader in economic activity and technological innovation.

The Task Force documents their work by submitting annual white papers on information regarding innovative technologies, policies, or programs. The Technology Utilization Plan (TUP) identifies opportunities for TxDOT to use advanced technology to reasonably meet existing and anticipated goals in the near and long term. Read the 2022 Tech Utilization Plan.

Winter 2023 meeting

The Winter meeting of the Texas Technology Task Force was held on Thursday, December 7, 2023, at the TxDOT Stassney Campus in Austin. Transportation experts delved into discussions on the increasing role of robotics in the logistics ecosystem, the evolving demographics and user needs of the Texas transportation system in the present and future, and the innovative technologies and systems adopted by seaports to address the growing demand in the system. To gain insights into these compelling topics, you can view the meeting recording below.

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Task Force origin

The 83rd Texas Legislature (2013) issued a mandate to TxDOT to establish a technology task force to monitor and advise on emerging transportation technologies. The Texas Technology Task Force was formed following this mandate with a deliberate composition of subject matter experts across industry, research institutions, and public agencies with extensive knowledge in vehicle automation, telecommunications, big data, innovative funding and partnerships, transit, freight, long-range and strategic planning, and additional areas of expertise. Task Force membership is dynamic and undergoes periodic review to ensure that the right mix of expertise is included to capture perspectives on new technologies and innovative processes.

Mission & activities

The Task Force has designed its activities to advance the mission of transformational technology discovery, stakeholder engagement, coordination, and planning with other state agencies and developing strategic recommendations for technology advancement. The Task Force activities are planned around its organizing principles of People, Portfolio, Plans, and Process. Each of these principles and corresponding activities is described in the 2022 Tech Utilization Plan, starting on page 7.

TTTF meeting archive

Date Location Agenda Media Materials
Sept. 19,2023 Virtual Agenda Media
June 13, 2023 Virtual Agenda Media-1 Media-2
April 12, 2023 Virtual Agenda Media-1 Media-2
Aug. 4, 2022 Virtual Agenda Media-1 Media-2
March 22, 2022 Virtual Agenda Media Materials
Dec. 6, 2021 Virtual Agenda Media Materials
Sept. 8, 2021 Virtual Agenda Media Materials
March 23, 2021 Virtual Agenda Media  
Dec. 8, 2020 Virtual Agenda Media Materials
July 7, 2020 Virtual Agenda Media Materials
April 27, 2020 Virtual Agenda Media Materials
Oct. 22, 2019 Austin Agenda Media Materials
July 30, 2019 Austin Agenda Media Materials