AUSTIN – The Texas Public Policy Foundation today released a paper by Vice President of Policy Chuck DeVore on improving efficiency in Texas transportations systems. The paper, The Road Forward Improving Efficiency in Texas Transportation Spending, sets forth recommendations for reforming procurement policies at the Texas Department of Transportation to save up to $33 billion over the next 20 years.
“There is strong support in the Legislature for greater spending on transportation. But, without a few simple contracting reforms, Texans are at risk for getting less road for the buck — losing up to $1 billion or more in savings per year,” said DeVore.
Bills that would enact money-saving procurement reforms at the Texas Department of Transportation include Senate Bill 1606 by Senator Don Huffines, Senate Bill 826 by Sen. Bob Hall, and House Bill 3109 by Rep. Ron Simmons.
The Honorable Chuck DeVore is the Vice President of Policy at the Texas Public Policy Foundation. He served six years in the California Assembly and is the author of “The Texas Model: Prosperity in the Lone Star State and Lessons for America.”
The Texas Public Policy Foundation is a non-profit, free-market research institute based in Austin, Texas.