The House Committee on Transportation

85th Legislature

March 20, 2018

8:00 a.m.

Weslaco, Tx


Pursuant to a notice posted on February 28, 2018, revised on March 15, 2018, the House Committee on Transportation met in a public hearing and was called to order by the chair, Representative Morrison, Geanie W., at 8:16 a.m.


The initial quorum call was answered as follows: Representatives Morrison, Geanie W.; Martinez, "Mando"; Burkett; Goldman; Israel; Minjarez; Pickett; Simmons; Thompson, Ed; and Thompson, Senfronia.


A quorum was present.



The Committee met jointly with the Committee on International Trade and Intergovernmental Affairs to hear Invited Testimony on the following Interim Charge:


Review the current state of infrastructure at Texas' international shipping ports and border ports of entry in Texas. Identify transportation-related impediments to international trade and estimate the impact of those challenges, including border wait times, on the state's economy. Make recommendations for improvements to facilitate international trade and economic growth.


Testimony taken/registration recorded.  (See attached witness list.)


At 12:17 p.m., on the motion of the chair and without objection, the meeting was adjourned subject to the call of the chair.




Rep. Morrison, Geanie W., Chair




MacGregor Stephenson, Clerk