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Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson

Representing the 30th District of TEXAS

Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson is Honored by the North Texas Tollway Authority with the Drive to Excellence Award

Aug 21, 2014
Press Release
Congresswoman and Former NTTA Chairman Presented Drive to Excellence Award


NTTA award

Congresswoman Johnson stands next to NTTA Drive to Excellence Award where her name has been engraved   


Dallas, TX – (Thursday, August 21, 2014)  Congresswoman Eddie Bernice Johnson was honored in Plano, Texas by the North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA). The NTTA honored Congresswoman Johnson with the Drive to Excellence Award for  the “creation of a robust and thriving transportation network serving one of the fastest growing regions in the country.”   

“ I want to thank the NTTA for this great honor. I have spent my career in the Congress securing as many federal resources as possible for the improvement of Texas’ infrastructure and highways,” said Congresswoman Johnson. “North Texas is a transportation hub for the entire country.  We have so many goods flowing through our state, and so many people who are dependent on our highways and tollways to get their services to destinations around the country. We must continue to invest in Texas tollways to ensure that we remain a thriving transportation hub for generations to come.”

Congresswoman Johnson is currently the highest ranking Texan on the House Transportation and Infrastructure Committee.  She has served on the Committee for 22 years and has directed billions of dollars of federal investment into Texas infrastructure projects.

The chairman of the NTTA praised Congresswoman Johnson’s forward thinking and commitment to improving the transportation sector.  “North Texas has a unique and enviable position in Texas transportation – projects are getting done and people are moving here.  These accomplishments are made possible by forward-thinking individuals and organizations who find solutions to promote transportation as an economic driver and quality of life enterprise for all North Texans,” said Chairman Kenneth Barr.

The North Texas Tollway Authority is a political subdivision of the state of Texas that is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects in the North Texas region. NTTA serves Collin, Dallas, Denton, Tarrant and Johnson counties; it owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge and the Chisholm Trail Parkway.


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Please credit:  C.Trimble for the Office of Eddie Bernice Johnson