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TEX-21 Mission Statement 

"TEX-21 is an organization whose purpose is to join together cities, counties, private businesses, ports, and transportation entities in a collective, informed voice to reach the State and Federal, Executive and Legislative Policymakers to improve transportation in Texas. This effort includes strategies to increase investment in multi-modal transportation infastructure, improve the planning and management of our transportation facilities, and increase the awareness of the importance of transportation to all areas of Texas."


TEX-21 is a 20+ year old collective, grassroots effort to improve the transportation infrastructure in the States of Texas and Oklahoma.  With its growing membership of cities, counties, ports and other entities, TEX-21 creates strategies to increase investment in transportation infrastructure, improve the planning and management of our transportation facilities, and increase public awareness of the importance of multi-modal transportation that is required for efficient economic development and sustainability. 

One of TEX-21's biggest strengths has been development and maintenance of Congressional and Legislative Transportation caucuses.  During times of political transitions, the "voice" of TEX-21 will provide stabilizing efforts for multi-modal transportation policy.  Our cooperative approach has consistently gained praise from policymakers at each level of government as we collaborate for effective transportation policy and tackle the challenges.

  • Opportunities to create productive relationships with like-minded transportation advocates.

  • Equal voting, regardless of an entities' population or gross revenue.

  • High-level access to transportation decision-makers at the Federal and State levels through TEX-21's strong Legislative Caucuses, Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), Texas Transportation Commission, Oklahoma Department of Transportation, and the USDOT.

  • Opportunities to raise awareness of transportation needs in your region and collaborate with representatives from the State and Federal legislative and executive branches.

  • Focused attention on key transportation corridors in Texas, Arkansas and Oklahoma through Corridor Task Forces, including US-287, US-377, IH-14, US 75/IH-45, IH-35, I-30, and more,

  • Focused attention on Texas' gulf coast port infrastructure via our Third Coast Initiative.

  • Up-to-date information and analysis of key transportation policy issues, TEX-21 is currently focused on the highway funding crisis, with the passage of the Federal surface re-authorization bill, and the State's proposals to increase funding.  Through TEX-21 research, a new funding proposal called the Expiring revenue Enhancement (ERE) is being proposed, based on the future growth of state sales tax dollars for a limited time.

  • Become part of a successful organization with many transportation achievements.

  • Dues are based on the population at the last decennial census (for cities and counties) or annual revenue (for non-public entities), so it fits any size budget!


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Tarrant County Commissioner

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Sulfur Springs EDC

Bowie County Commissioner


Dallas County

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City of Lancaster


Interim President and CEO, Houston METRO

Jefferson County

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City of Granbury

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VIA Metropolitan Transit

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