TXDOT Task Force to Address Barnett & Eagle Ford Shale Roads

Texas Department of Transportation officials are convening a task force to address road damage associated with oil & gas activity in the South Texas Eagle Ford Shale and North Texas Barnett Shale regions.

Within 90 days, the task force will convene an executive-level meeting of local governments, law enforcement, transportation officials, Railroad Commission, energy industry leaders.


  • Continue research, data gathering and sharing.
  • Identify future energy developments.
  • Strategize use of new technology.
  • Discuss potential legislative issues.
  • Develop funding strategies.
  • Routinely monitor, evaluate and revise plans.