Texas Transportation Commission Names James Bass as New TxDOT Executive Director

Contact: Media Relations

Phone: (512) 463-8700

Date: Dec. 17, 2015

Dec. 17, 2015

AUSTIN – The Texas Transportation Commission today selected James Bass as the Texas Department of Transportation’s new executive director. Bass, who has been serving as the agency’s chief financial officer since 2005, will begin his new role on Jan. 1, 2016.

Bass began his TxDOT career in 1985 working summers in the Fort Worth District and as an engineer aide in the Austin District while earning his bachelor's degree in accounting at the University of Texas at Austin.

In November 1999, Bass was selected as TxDOT’s finance division director before becoming chief financial officer. He and his wife, Patty, have a son and a daughter.

Bass is the 21st executive director for the department.

For more information, contact TxDOT Media Relations at MediaRelations@txdot.gov or (512) 463-8700.


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