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Overview

The Border Trade Advisory Committee provides a forum for the exchange of communications between the Texas Transportation Commission, TxDOT, the governor and committee members representing border trade interests.

Purpose

The BTAC was created in 2001 by the 77th Texas Legislature to define and develop a strategy and make recommendations to the commission and the governor for addressing the highest priority border trade transportation challenges. The BTAC recommendations are included in border reports that are presented to the presiding officers of the State House and State Senate.

Goals

  • Ensure the participation of port-of-entry stakeholders in TxDOT's Transportation Processes.
  • Ensure that the Texas-Mexico Border transportation needs are addressed in TxDOT's transportation planning.
  • Provide input into the development of the Border Strategic Transportation Initiatives Plan.
  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive Texas Border Transportation Master Plan.
  • Advise TxDOT on trade issues, priorities and projects and funding needs for freight improvements to support the state's economic vitality and global competitiveness.

BTAC Meetings

Date Location Agenda Transcript Presentation
11/12/20
1 p.m.
Virtual  
10/22/20
7:45 a.m.
Virtual  
09/10/20
7:45 a.m.
Virtual  
08/06/20
7:45 a.m.
Virtual  
07/09/20
7:45 a.m.
Virtual    
06/17/20
7:45 a.m.
Virtual
04/16/20
7:45 a.m.
Virtual
01/21/20
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Date Location Agenda Transcript Presentation
10/17/19
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
05/21/19
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Date Location Agenda Transcript Presentation
12/12/18
8:30 a.m.
International Bank of Commerce (IBC)
500 W. 5th St. - 13th Floor
Austin, TX 78701
10/23/18
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
07/24/18
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
04/18/18
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
Date Location Agenda Transcript Presentation
12/06/17
8:30 a.m.
Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
402 Harbor Drive
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
09/19/17
9 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
05/31/17
8 a.m.
Alamo Colleges District
203 Norton St.
San Antonio, TX 78226
Date Location Agenda Transcript Presentation
12/07/16
8 a.m.
Texas Southmost College
80 Fort Brown St.
Brownsville, TX 78520
09/07/16
8:30 a.m.
UTEP Campus
500 West University Ave.
El Paso, TX 79968
06/30/16
8:30 a.m.
Southern Methodist University
5901 Bishop Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75205
04/21/16
8 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701

Current Members

Name Organization
Ruth Hughs Office of the Texas Secretary of State
Rafael Aldrete Texas Transportation Institute
Jon Barela Borderplex Alliance
Luis Bazán Pharr International Bridge
Eduardo Calvo El Paso Metropolitan Planning Organization
Eduardo Campirano Port of Brownsville
Andrew Canon Rio Grande Metropolitan Planning Organization
Sergio Contreras Rio Grande Valley Partnership
David Coronado City of El Paso
John Esparza Texas Motor Transportation Association
Juan Flores Port San Antonio
Dante Galeazzi Texas International Produce Association
Josue Garcia, Jr. Cameron County Bridge System
Cynthia Garza-Reyes Pharr Economic Development Corporation
Jake Giesbrecht Presidio International Port Authority
Ivan Jaime Union Pacific Railroad
Lisa Loftus-Otway University of Texas at Austin
Marga Lopez Progreso International Bridge
Bruno Lozano City of Del Rio
Stan Meador Texas Pacifico Transportation
Juan Olaguibel Mcallen-Hidalgo-Anzalduas International Bridge
Vince Perez El Paso County
Jesus Reyna City of Donna
Pete Saenz City of Laredo
Gerardo Schwebel International Bank of Commerce
Megan Shea BNSF Railway
Luis Sifuentes City of Eagle Pass
Tommy Taylor Fasken Oil and Ranch
Sam Vale Starr-Camargo Bridge Company
Cameron Walker Permian Basin Metropolitan Planning Organization
Vacant Kansas City Southern Railroad