TxDOT’s top brass has never been on a bike ride with BikeTexas– until now. Texas State Senator Rodney Ellis and TxDOT Legislative Liaison Jay Bond worked together to set up a bike ride between themselves, TxDOT’s Executive Director Phil Wilson and BikeTexas Executive Director Robin Stallings.
Mr. Wilson is a regular cyclist, so he provided his own bike for the jaunt between the BikeTexas office and UT campus. They talked about the Recreational Trails program, Safe Routes to School, and the Transportation Alternatives funding under the new federal transportation bill. Additionally, they discussed some funding from the previous transportation bill that is still covering Safe Routes to School and Transportation Enhancements.