Hays County Holds Summit on Expanding Transportation Infrastructure

Feb. 21, 2024
Hays County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the Nation

On Tuesday, a transportation summit was held in Hays County where officials and business owners attended to hear updates on what is being done to accomodate the growth in the region.

Located between Austin and San Antonio along Interstate 35, Hays County is one of the fastest-growing counties in the Nation.

Marc Williams, the executive director at the Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) was the keynote speaker at the summit. He said I-35 is vital to the economic growth of the region.

“A big part of what moves up and down I-35 is commerce,” Williams said. “That commerce is brought about by individuals, but also trucks and freight.”

“With that economic growth comes a demand for more transportation infrastructure,” he said. “The work will never conclude on Interstate 35 between Austin and San Antonio – I can say that pretty definitively.”

Williams sees the need to expand Texas’ transportation infrastructure to accommodate growth as a positive.

“We’re very fortunate in Texas to still have that problem. There are many places around the nation – many of those people come to this region – that are seeing a decline in population and decline in economic growth,” Williams said. “This region is very well positioned to continue to take advantage of that. But our transportation system has to continue to grow, develop and improve to keep up with that demand.”


Source: KXAN.com

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