The 2030 Committee was originally formed in May 2008 by Texas Transportation Commission Chair Deirdre Delisi, at the request of Texas Governor Rick Perry. This volunteer committee of experienced and respected business leaders was initially charged with providing an independent, authoritative assessment of the state’s transportation infrastructure and mobility needs from 2009 to 2030. The Committee’s first study, 2030 Committee Texas Transportation Needs Report, was completed in February 2009.
In July 2010, Chair Delisi reconvened the 2030 Committee and charged the panel with developing an updated analysis of the current state of the Texas transportation system, determining the household costs of under-investing in the system and identifying potential revenue options to fund transportation improvements. The updated report examines pavement and bridge conditions, urban congestion, and rural connectivity between cities and towns for 2015, 2019 and 2035. The second study, It’s About Time: Investing in Transportation to Keep Texas Economically Competitive, was completed in March 2011.