U.S. Military Signs Infrastructure Agreement with Texaseditor@aashto.org January 27, 2023 0 COMMENTS
The Texas Department of Transportation will play a critical role in a 10-year Statewide Intergovernmental Support Agreement or S-IGSA signed between the U.S. Department of Defense and Texas; helping improve infrastructure and transportation networks on federal military property statewide.
[Above photo via the Texas Governor’s Office]
Governor Gregg Abbott (R) noted in a statement that this “historic agreement” specifically authorizes TxDOT to complete roadway maintenance and repair projects as well as purchase bulk materials through a state-federal partnership.
In May 2021, the governor signed House Bill 3399 allowing TxDOT to provide road services on federal military property. That authorization prompted the U.S. Department of Defense to begin discussions about implementing an S-IGSA with Texas.
Gov. Abbott added that this S-IGSA is anticipated to decrease project lead time, reduce civilian staff burden, and result in an estimated cost savings of 25 percent to all participating military installations. This agreement will be U.S. military’s largest S-IGSA involving the U.S. Army, U.S. Navy, and U.S. Air Force with a single public partner.
“I’m proud to sign the largest S-IGSA between a state and the U.S. military,” he said. “By entering this partnership between 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.”