A member of the audience noted that all the talk has been about local funding and regional efforts. What involvement does the state of Texas have in all of this, he asked?
“You’ll notice there’s no state officials on this panel," Martinez said, drawing a laugh.
Sedlak noted that TxDOT helped develop some transit in Houston, by planning related road projects.
"Their contribution may come up in different ways than purely financial," Sedlak said.
Oliver said TxDOT and DART have worked together on HOV lanes in Dallas.
"This year TxDOT has offered to take over the operation, policing and maintenance of those lanes at no cost to us," Oliver said.