| News Release|
Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander to
Hold Transportation Hearing In Arlington
(Austin)--Improving Texas' transportation system will be
the focus of Texas Comptroller Carole Keeton Rylander's May 9
public hearing in Arlington. Because of the March tornado, the
Comptroller postponed the original hearing scheduled in March. The
hearing will run from 2 to 4 p.m. in the Transportation Board Room
of the North Central Texas Council of Governments, 616 Six Flags
Lane, Suite 200 of the Centerpoint Two building.
"Even with so many of us on the Information Highway, we must
continue to improve our real highways we travel every day,"
Comptroller Rylander said. "Texans drive more than 16 million
vehicles over 367 million miles every day. We want to find ways to
improve the quality of our statewide transportation services,
while maximizing the state's financial investment.
"This hearing will help us find ideas to improve the state's
transportation system," Comptroller Rylander said. "I encourage
folks to come out, listen to our experts and give us feedback on
the issues they think are critical to improving the state's
Comptroller Rylander will be joined by Massey Villarreal of
Missouri City, e-Texas transportation task force commissioner.
Panelists include James McCarley, executive director of the Dallas
Regional Mobility Coalition, and Michael Morris, North Central
Texas Council of Governments' transportation director.
The hearing is part of the Comptroller's Performance Review of
the Texas Department of Transportation, as well as an effort to
seek recommendations for Comptroller Rylander's e-Texas citizen
commission. The commission is charged with developing
recommendations to help Texas state government meet the challenges
of the Internet age.
Those who cannot attend the hearing can make suggestions on
improving the state's transportation systems at: