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Connecting Texans to What Matters Most

Thursday, February 16, 2017, 12:00 AM
Nedderman Hall, Rady Room

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Civil Engineering Department Seminar

John Cordary, P.E.-TxDOT Fort Worth District Director of Transportation, Planning, and Development
Mykol Woodruff, P.E.-TxDOT Dallas District Deputy District Engineer

Thursday, February 16
12-1 p.m., Nedderman Hall, Rady Room

On April 4, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will celebrate 100 years. Born as the Texas Highway Department in a corner of the Texas Capitol in 1917, the earliest incarnation of TxDOT still shares one challenge with the agency we know today – there’s a lot of ground to cover in Texas.
Our transportation system not only gets us back and forth to daily destinations and appointments, but also brings us home each day and allows us to visit loved ones across the state and beyond. That’s why our centennial theme is “Connecting Texans to what matters most.”

From the earliest days of connecting farms to market, to the modern realities of multi-lane metropolitan highways, TxDOT now manages 80,000 miles of roadway. As the state’s economy and population con- tinue to grow, TxDOT remains committed to meeting Texas’ ongoing and ever-changing transportation needs.

TxDOT is extremely proud of our 100 years of service to the people and state of Texas, and the depart- ment is particularly proud of the collaborative tradition that has helped guide our service, projects and ongoing plans for the future. History has shown that by working closely with community leaders and citi- zens, we have developed one of the safest and most reliable transportation systems in the world.
The Dallas and Fort Worth Districts, covering 16 counties in the North Texas region, are successfully completing legacy projects like the DFW Connector, Horseshoe, LBJ Express and North Tarrant Ex- press, and we will continue working with our transportation partners and the North Central Texas Council of Governments to deliver projects for the next 100 years.

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