AUSTIN –Texas Public Policy Foundation’s (TPPF) Vice President of Policy The Hon. Chuck DeVore is testifying before the Texas House Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Long-term Infrastructure TODAY, Tuesday, March 24, at 1:00 p.m. CDT or upon adjournment in room E1.014 in the Texas State Capitol. DeVore is testifying in favor House Bill 20, relating to planning and operations of the Texas Department of Transportation and local transportation entities.

"HB 20 establishes a joint legislative State Infrastructure Advisory Committee. Among its tasks over the next two years, this committee has the opportunity to develop an objective return on investment criteria to rank transportation projects across Texas,” said DeVore. “In addition, the committee, if created, would be able to consider a greater role for money-saving procurement reforms at the Texas Department of Transportation, such as design-build contracting. Lastly, lawmakers may choose to examine long-term traffic forecasts and the role that demographics, job growth, new technology such as autonomous vehicles and ride sharing, and evolving driving habits, are having in slowing traffic growth."

Mr. DeVore's testimony closely parallels the conclusions in his new paper, "The Road Forward: Improving Efficiency in Texas Transportation Spending," released Monday, March 23, 2015. 

WHO: 
 
The Hon. Chuck DeVore, Vice President of Policy, Texas Public Policy Foundation
 
WHAT:

 

Testimony before the Texas House Transportation Committee, Subcommittee on Long-term Infrastructure
 
WHEN:

 

TODAY, Tuesday, March 24, 2015
1:00 p.m. CDT or upon adjournment
 
WHERE:              Texas State Capitol
Room E1.014

More information about the hearing can be found at: http://txpo.li/1bqughF
 
To schedule an interview with Mr. DeVore please contact Caroline Espinosa at cespinosa@texaspolicy.com or 512-472-2700. 

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.

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