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Issue Position: Transportation and Infrastructure

Issue Position

Date: Jan. 1, 2016
Issues: Transportation

The 26th District of Texas is growing at a very quick pace. Building and maintaining a strong transportation infrastructure is vital to the economic development of North Texas. For this reason, I have made transportation one of my main priorities as I serve you in Congress. I will continue to work to ensure that other roads within my district receive the attention needed to better provide for a more efficient transportation system. Roads in Cooke County need attention, as well as Highway 380 in Denton to the Wise County line. In Tarrant County, we must continue to work on Rosedale Avenue in Southeast Fort Worth and Loop 820 in the Northeast.

I will continue to work to ensure that our District receives federal assistance to address our infrastructure needs, such as improving Interstate 35 and State Highway 183, developing intermodal facilities, and expanding DFW Airport and surrounding municipal airports. The logjam at Tower 55 prevents headaches and dangers that must be addressed. I have requested funding assistance to expedite the planning and construction of specific highways and transit projects to improve the lives of citizens, business owners, and those transporting goods through the district. We cannot sit by letting funds slip to other states when our roads must stay competitive with other major cities.