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TXDOT - Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (TxDOT Strategic Plan 2011-2015)

21-Oct-2014

Prepared by: Texas Transportation Commission

Submitted to: 82nd TX Legislature on behalf of Texas Transportation Commission

Page Count: 20

From the Document:

This report, the eighteenth in a series required by the Transportation Code, is submitted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) on behalf of the Texas Transportation Commission (commission) to the Eighty-Second Texas Legislature, summarizing the state’s sponsorship efforts to maintain the Gulf Intracoastal Waterway (GIWW) in Texas. The GIWW is an essential component of both the state and national transportation network and is an integral part of the Governor’s plans for moving Texas forward: “Improving transportation is essential to the safety of our families, a cleaner environment and the long-term health of our economy.” Cargo carried on the GIWW reduces congestion on the highway and rail systems, decreasing maintenance costs and extending the life of these systems. In addition, water transportation is the most fuel-efficient mode of transportation and produces the smallest amount of air pollutants per ton of cargo carried.