Skip to main content
Texas Department of Transportation
Connecting You With Texas
  • Family
  • Jobs
  • Education
  • Opportunities
  • Attractions
  • Entertainment
  • Wide Open Spaces
  • History
  • Quality of Life
  • Sports
  • Parks
  • Shopping
  • Services
  • People
  • Wildflowers
  • BBQ
  • Shores
  • Schools
  • Rodeos
  • Music
  • Tacos
  • Adventure
  • Trails
  • Traditions
  • Safely
  • Sunsets
  • Culture
  • Festivals
  • Friends
  • Life
  • Possibilities
  • Legends


The Permian Basin, located in West Texas and southeastern New Mexico, covers approximately 75,000 square miles with more than 7,000 oil/gas fields and is the second largest oil and gas producer in the world. The energy boom is leading to increased demand for transportation infrastructure needs and economic opportunities.

During the development of the 2018 Texas Freight Mobility Plan (TFMP), numerous transportation issues related to the energy sector were documented, leading to the recommendation of a Permian Basin Regional Freight Plan covering 22 Texas counties (Andrews, Borden, Crane, Crockett, Culberson, Dawson, Ector, Gaines, Glasscock, Howard, Irion, Loving, Martin, Midland, Pecos, Reagan, Reeves, Scurry, Upton, Ward, Winkler, Yoakum) and two New Mexico counties (Lea and Eddy).

The Permian Basin Freight and Energy Sector Plan identifies energy sector and other regional freight transportation activity, opportunities, challenges, and strategies for the Permian Basin. It identifies how energy sector and other regional freight transportation needs and opportunities impact the local, regional, and statewide transportation network and economic competitiveness. It identifies strategies for enhancing freight mobility, safety, connectivity, and other factors within the region.

Explore the Permian Basin Freight and Energy Sector Transportation Plan:

Permian Basin Freight and Trade Transportation Plan
Executive Summary
PB Freight Network Designation
PB Freight Profile
PB Commodity Flow and Forecast
PB Freight Needs Assessment
PB Economic Impacts of Freight Transportation
PB Freight and Land Use
PB Recommendations and Implementation

Stakeholder Engagement

Public and private sector stakeholder input was a critical component of the Permian Basin Freight Plan, starting with data collection and continuing through the development of recommendations and strategies to improve freight mobility. The stakeholder engagement process included:

  • Public and private sector stakeholders.
  • Stakeholder meetings and two rounds of regional listening sessions.
  • Individual and group stakeholder interviews.
  • Focus groups.





TxDOT Odessa District
3901 East Highway 80
Odessa, TX 79761

(432) 498-4645


Copyright 2022  •  Texas Department of Transportation  •  All Rights Reserved  •  Disclaimer  •  Privacy & Security Policy  •  Accessibility
125 East 11th Street  •  Austin, Texas 78701