Texas Legislature

TXSC partner organizations contributed their transportation legislative agenda items, which were reviewed and prioritized by our Legislative workgroup. The coalition promoted five priorities, along with wider organizational agendas. We  organized two lobby days, one focusing on our legislative agenda and one supporting transportation advocates. Join today to get involved!

Texas Streets Coalition Priorities
88th Texas Legislature, 2023

Safe Neighborhood Streets: HB 2224, Hernandez / SB 1663, Alvarado. 

Allows cities to set safe speed limits on residential streets at 20 or 25 mph, which matches what counties are already allowed to do. Removes cumbersome bureaucracy and costs to implement. Will increase quality of life, economic growth and property values, as crashes, injuries, and fatalities are reduced.


  • House passed on 4/20/23.
  • Senate passed on 4/17/23.
TXSC advocacy led by Farm&City.
Transparent Identification for TxDOT Field Staff and Contractors: HB 1969, Morales Shaw / SB 1775 Alvarado  
Requires on-site identification for TxDOT contractors and subcontractors when imminent domain is a factor, via a visible ID badge and vehicle decal. Will increase public awareness of TxDOT projects, and protection from potential scammers.
OUTCOME: TxDOT committed to enact internally without legislative action.
TXSC advocacy led by STOP TxDOT I-45.
State Highway and Transportation Fund: HJR 77, Walle / SJR 37, Miles et al. 

Proposes a constitutional amendment to allow the Texas State Highway Fund to be used on multi modal transportation projects that safely get Texans where they need to go. Allows TxDOT to build projects to best meet the needs of the diverse Texas population.

TXSC advocacy led by Air Alliance Houston.
Local Street Design Alternatives in EIS: HB 5154, Morales Shaw

For highway projects, requires TxDOT to consider safety, economy, multimodal, and impact on adjacent communities and environment, in accordance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA).

TXSC advocacy led by STOP TxDOT I-45.
Fair Representation at Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs): HB 5156, Morales Shaw

Requires Texas Metropolitan Planning Organizations to analyze their decision-making strategies to ensure democratic processes are aligned to the principle of one-person, one-vote — giving proportional weight by population.

TXSC advocacy led by Farm&City.