The Port Commission renewed Port Houston’s membership with the Alliance for I-69 Texas during January’s Port Commission meeting.
Former Polk County Judge John Thompson, who previously headed the organization, provided the Port Commission the Alliance’s latest update and was praised by Port Chairman Janiece Longoria.
“The I-69 organization is a vital portion of the Houston supply chain,” said Longoria, a member of the Alliance. “It keeps transportation moving and has been successful securing federal funding.”
Port Houston has always been in the big picture regarding freight mobility and extending the market reach of the port complex, Thompson noted.
Port access is one component of Houston’s highway system, and I-69 is a landmark project that has made significant progress in continuing to improve that access in the region. The highway currently runs about 200 miles and connects through several Texas counties.
The Alliance works with Harris County, the Texas Department of Transportation and other local, state and federal authorities to continue its mission and relay the importance of its future efforts. The organization has a 10-year unified transportation plan, and Thompson noted “it takes decades and generations to build a highway such as this.”