Every minute Texans are stuck in traffic is a minute away from their families and work. Products are sitting idle in trailers on clogged highways in every major metro area. That means more pollution, more expense, and more damage to our roads.

We have to invest in our infrastructure and plan for growth. There are no excuses. It is time to embrace a future with high-speed rail, attractive public transit options, and in the not-so-distant-future new modes of transportation like self-driving cars. This is not only a dire need but an incredible economic opportunity.