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Date: Aug. 15, 2012

Task force meets around state to interact with Texans

AUSTIN -- Taking business on the road, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and its partners are holding the next Energy Sector Impacts Taskforce meeting and open house in Midland.

This is the second time the task force has assembled outside Austin. Scheduling meetings around the state gives task force members an opportunity to interact with Texans most affected by the increase in traffic. And, the open house format provides a forum for gathering public input on key issues such as safety, funding and roadway maintenance.

TxDOT formed the executive-level task force several months ago to study the impact that heavy trucks are having on the state's roadways. The task force is challenged with developing long-term funding strategies and plans to address infrastructure concerns well into the future. The agency is partnering with representatives from the Department of Public Safety, the Department of Motor Vehicles, the Railroad Commission, the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality, counties, and the energy and trucking sectors.

The Energy Sector Impacts Task Force will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Commemorative Center Hangar at the Midland Commemorative Air Force Museum, 9600 Wright Drive. The open house will begin at 4 p.m. immediately following the meeting. The public is invited.

Energy Sector Impacts Task Force Meeting
Tuesday, August 21 from 2 to 4 p.m.
Commemorative Center Hanger at the Midland Commemorative Air Force Museum

Energy Sector Impacts Task Force Open House
Tuesday, August 21 from 4 to 6 p.m.
Midland Commemorative Air Force Museum



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