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Gov. Abbott holds signing ceremony for TxDOT-U.S. military agreement

The governor signed House Bill 3399 in 2021, authorizing TxDOT to provide road services on federal military property.

AUSTIN, Texas — On Wednesday, Gov. Greg Abbott held a signing ceremony for the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) Statewide Intergovernmental Support Agreement (S-IGSA).

In 2021, the governor signed House Bill 3399, authorizing TxDOT S-IGSA to provide road services on federal military property. According to the governor's office, the agreement provides a pathway to complete roadway maintenance and repair projects, as well as purchase bulk materials, through a decade-long state-federal partnership. 

This is the nation's first ever S-IGSA between a state and the U.S. military, according to the governor's office.

"By entering this partnership between the State of Texas and the U.S. military, we are ensuring infrastructure projects at our bases are built faster and more efficiently to support growth and development in these important communities," Abbott said. "Texas will always support the brave men and women who serve in our military, and together we will continue to help these heroes serve and protect the greatest nation in the history of the world."

According to the governor's office, this S-IGSA is anticipated to "decrease project lead time, reduce civilian staff burden, and result in an estimated cost savings of 25% to all participating military installations."

Abbott was joined at the ceremony by Rachel Jacobson, assistant secretary of the U.S. Army for Installations; Robert Moriarty, deputy assistant secretary for the U.S. Air Force for Installations; Gregory Smith, chief of staff captain for Navy Region Southeast; TxDOT Chairman Bruce Bugg; and TxDIOT Executive Director Marc Williams.

The ceremony was held at 1 p.m. Wednesday in the Governor's Public Reception Room inside the Texas State Capitol.

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