TxDOT's CFO Named Interim Executive Director

SAN ANTONIO — The Texas Transportation Commission voted Tuesday evening to appoint Texas Department of Transportation Chief Financial Officer James Bass to take over the agency on an interim basis starting Jan. 17.

Bass will take the position of current TxDOT Executive Director Phil Wilson, who accepted a job last month as head of the Lower Colorado River Authority. 

Commissioners met in executive session for 90 minutes before voting unanimously to give the job to Bass. They also approved to increase Bass' annual salary to $292,500, equal to what Wilson currently receives in the position, according to TxDOT spokeswoman Veronica ...

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