FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
April 26, 2023
Austin, TX — Today, the Texas Senate confirmed the appointment of Mr. Alex Meade to the Texas Transportation Commission. On March 21, 2023, Governor Greg Abbott announced the appointment of Mr. Meade of Mission to serve as one of five Commissioners charged with governing the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT). Commissioners are responsible for policymaking regarding the state’s highway system, developing a statewide transportation plan, assisting the development of public transportation and adopting rules for TxDOT’s operation.
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa, as the senator representing Mr. Meade’s hometown, had to concur with Governor Abbott’s recommendation for this appointment and introduced Mr. Meade during the Senate Confirmation hearing on April 17th. Over the last month, Mr. Meade has been meeting with members of the Nominations Committee, Senators, and Representatives with oversight of TxDOT to get support for his confirmation. Commissioner Meade will serve until February 1, 2025.
Senator Juan “Chuy” Hinojosa released the following statement:
“Congratulations to Commissioner Alex Meade on his confirmation by the Texas Senate to serve on the Texas Transportation Commission. It has been a privilege to work with him through the confirmation process. Commissioner Meade received unanimous support from the Nominations Committee and the Senate. I have no doubt that he has the experience from the public and private sectors that have prepared him for this position. I wish Commissioner Meade much success as he begins his important role overseeing the Texas Department of Transportation and our highway system across the state.”