At the June 2009 meeting of the Texas Transportation Commission, TxDOT Assistant Director Phil Russell provided a first look at a proposed Rail Division for TxDOT, focusing on both passenger and freight rail planning for the future. If created, the new Rail Division would have a Rail Division Director, with four departments under that to-be-named person's purview including Operations, Railroad Crossings, Safety and Project Development.
Commissioners indicated that it would be a wise move to create a Rail Division. Commissioner Bill Meadows voiced that "the Commission needs ...
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