To aide TxDOT in defining and developing a strategy and make recommendations to the commission and the governor for addressing the highest priority border trade transportation challenges.


  • Ensure the participation of port-of-entry stakeholders in TxDOT's Transportation Processes.
  • Ensure that the Texas-Mexico Border transportation needs are addressed in TxDOT's transportation planning.
  • Provide input into the development of the Border Strategic Transportation Initiatives Plan.
  • Contribute to the development of a comprehensive Texas Border Transportation Master Plan.
  • Advise TxDOT on trade issues, priorities and projects and funding needs for freight improvements to support the state's economic vitality and global competitiveness.


Date Location Agenda Transcript Presentation
8:30 a.m.
International Bank of Commerce (IBC)
500 W. Fifth St.
Austin, TX 78701
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
8:30 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
8:30 a.m.
Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center
402 Harbor Drive
Corpus Christi, TX, 78401
9 a.m.
TxDOT Greer Building
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701
8 a.m.
Alamo Colleges District
203 Norton St.
San Antonio, TX 78226


Name Organization
Rolando B. Pablos - Presiding Officer Office of the Texas Secretary of State
Rafael M. Aldrete Texas Transportation Institute
Julian Alvarez III Texas Workforce Commission
Jon Barela Borderplex Alliance
Luis Bazán Pharr International Bridge
Chris Boswell City of Harlingen
Eduardo Campirano Port of Brownsville
Andrew Canon Hidalgo County Metropolitan Planning Organization
Ramsey Cantu City of Eagle Pass
Paul Cristina BNSF Railway
Arturo Dominguez Kansas City Southern Railroad
John Esparza Texas Motor Transportation Association
Juan Flores Port San Antonio
Josue Garcia, Jr. Cameron County Bridge System
Dante Galeazzi Texas International Produce Association
Cynthia Garza-Reyes Pharr Economic Development Corporation
Jake Giesbrecht Presidio International Port Authority
Julie Guerra-Ramirez Progreso International Bridge
Lisa Loftus-Otway University of Texas at Austin
John Love III City of Midland
Bruno Lozano City of Del Rio
Brenda Mainwaring Southern Region Union Pacific Railroad
Tony Martinez City of Brownsville
Stan Meador Texas Pacifico Transportation
Vince Perez El Paso County
Jesus Reyna City of Donna
Pete Saenz City of Laredo
Gerardo Schwebel IBC
Paul Stresow City of El Paso
Tommy Taylor Fasken Oil and Ranch
Sam Vale Starr-Camargo Bridge Company
Rigoberto Villarreal McAllen-Hidalgo and Anzalduas International Bridges