Texas voters spoke clearly when they supported additional funding for transportation improvements in 2014 and 2015.
As a growing state, Texas needs a transportation system that can support its diverse and connected economy. "Connecting You With Texas" is TxDOT's mission. And that means making the best use of every taxpayer dollar to build and maintain a system that connects every Texan safely, efficiently and effectively to what matters most – family, jobs, healthcare, economic opportunities and more. It's also about balancing the many needs of the state while executing on our promise to deliver. The following is a snapshot of our progress toward delivering on this mission.
TxDOT's work covers all of Texas with 25 districts representing transportation needs for these areas:
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Total funding amount for TxDOT's 2021 Unified Transportation Program to guide planning and development for 8K+ projects over the next decade in rural, urban and metro districts
For roadway construction and maintenance projects (as of September 2020)
For 800+ construction and maintenance projects in FY 2020 alone.
Increase in contractor payments for construction and maintenance from FY 2019 to FY 2020 with total payments of $6.78 billion.
$24.9 billion assigned to Texas Clear Lanes non-tolled projects in metro districts as of 2020 for congestion relief–6 Texas Clear Lanes projects completed 2015-2020; 19 under construction; 18 planned. Learn more about Texas Clear Lanes projects.
non-tolled projects awarded from Jan. 1, 2015 to Aug. 31, 2020
lane miles added between FY 2015-2020, the same distance from Austin, Texas to Toronto, Canada
rural connectivity projects completed since FY 2015; 145 under construction as of September 2020
allocated for FY 2020-2021 for the Road to Zero goal of zero fatalities on Texas roads by 2050 by targeting immediate roadway safety engineering improvements. Ninety safety projects funded in FY 2020.
TxDOT also has invested an additional $1.48B for more than 3,200 targeted Highway Safety Improvement Projects in calendar years 2015-2020 to further support data-driven safety engineering solutions. Learn more about Highway Safety Engineering.
TxDOT responds to severe weather and disaster events to protect Texans and speed response and recovery with 5K+ employees on TxDOT crews in 250+ offices statewide.
in modal (or alternative) program investments to move people and goods throughout Texas in FY 2015–2020.
in gross cost savings to be realized over time from refinancing debt since FY 2015.
Partnered with 230+ public and private organizations and associations in the development of automated and connected vehicle systems in Texas. Collaborating with 50+ tests and deployments of connected and automated vehicles.
What Texans had to say during the development of the Texas Transportation Plan 2050
This is a historic time for our state's transportation system during the COVID 19 pandemic because it's how vital goods and services are delivered. This wouldn't be possible without the 12,000 women and men at TxDOT who are dedicated to "Connecting You With Texas" in rural, urban and metro areas of our great state. Together, we are committed to executing every day – because that's what the Texas taxpayers who voted overwhelmingly to fund new roads in Texas expect and deserve.
– Texas Transportation Commission Chairman J. Bruce Bugg, Jr.
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Texas Department of Transportation officials were joined by federal, state and local leaders in a groundbreaking celebration, done virtually, to commemorate the beginning of a five-year effort to rebuild and widen Interstate 635 (I-635) and rebuild the I-635/I-30 interchange in Dallas County. Texas Transportation Chairman J. Bruce Bugg Jr. shared his sentiments along with Texas Governor Greg Abbott, U.S. Secretary of Transportation Elaine Chao, Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, Dallas Mayor Eric Johnson, Garland Mayor Scott Lemay, Mesquite Mayor Bruce Archer, and a host of other state, county and local officials.