Phil Wilson: The TT Interview

Last September, the Texas Transportation Commission voted to make Phil Wilson the new executive director of the Texas Department of Transportation.

The pick signaled the commissioners' desire to see a shift in the agency’s direction, as past executive directors had often been engineers promoted from within the agency. A 2010 audit from an independent consultant had argued that TxDOT lacked focus and needed to become more nimble to address the state's complicated transportation needs.

Wilson, a former Texas secretary of state, had spent much of his career in politics, working for years as an aide for Republican U ...

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