COMMITTEE:    Transportation 

TIME & DATE:  1:00 PM, Thursday, September 8, 2022 

PLACE:       UTRGV Brownsville Campus (See below) 
CHAIR:       Rep. Terry Canales 


Address: The University of Texas Rio Grande Valley Brownsville Campus

          On-Campus Location: Salon Cassia (BMAIN 2.402)

          One W. University Blvd.

          Brownsville, Texas 78520


          Designated parking will be available at Lot B1.


The committee on Transportation will meet to hear invited testimony on the following interim charges and topics:


The committee will receive brief welcoming remarks from local leaders.


Discuss tools available to reduce the unprecedented increase in fatalities on Texas roads.


Study policies impacting truck transportation, a key link in the supply-chain, including utilizing state property and right-of-way for natural gas fueling stations and truck parking, the potential shortage of drivers and sellers of commercial trucks, the shortage of truck parking options to accommodate hours of service regulations, and ways to reduce border crossing wait times. Examine regulatory and statutory impediments to connected vehicle and autonomous technologies aimed at improving the safety and efficiency of trucking in Texas.


Examine the ability of the state’s seaports to promote the public purposes of state economic growth, diversification, and commerce through development of port-owned properties within their boundaries. Review the investments needed for Texas ports to remain competitive in handling increased cargo volumes and ensuring a resilient supply chain.




Electronic public comment will be available for the following:


     Welcoming Remarks

     Transportation safety

     Study policies impacting truck transportation and supply chain

     Examine the state's role in supporting growth of seaports




A live video broadcast of this hearing will not be available here.


Public Access to the Hearing: See the following map for assistance. https://tinyurl.com/UTRGVBmap. The public may park at Lot B1 on the south side of campus and should head to the building identified as BMAIN or (1) on the map. Go to the second floor of the building, and Salon Cassia is 2.402. Elevators are available if needed.


Texas residents who wish to electronically submit comments related to agenda items on this notice without testifying in person can do so until the hearing is adjourned by visiting:






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Persons with disabilities who plan to attend this meeting and who may need assistance, such as a sign language interpreter, are requested to contact Stacey Nicchio at (512) 463-0850, 72 hours prior to the meeting so that appropriate arrangements can be made.