5/25/2008

SUNSET COMMISSION MEMBER MICHAEL STEVENS PASSES AWAY

Michael Stevens, passed away today.


Mr. Stevens was a real estate developer who had a history of standing on the right side of transportation issues. Mr. Stevens was part of task force that released a critical report on Gov. Perry's TxDOT in 2006, which found that an indexed gas-tax could replace tolling in Texas.

Mr. Stevens was appointed to the Sunset Commission (see many of the appointees here in my report) this year by Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, to help fix TxDOT.
More about his passing HERE at Texas Public Policy, and the Corridor archives has archived reports.

2 comments:

Peter Stern said...

I am very sorry to hear about the passing of Michael Stevens. He was one of the few who were attempting to steer TxDOT into the "light of the 21st Century".

He will be missed.

Anonymous said...

IT IS SAD! With Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst making a good sound decision on an appointee to TXDOT. You wonder if he knew about the health issues upfront. We will miss the late Michael Stevens but pray this does not delay the end to TXDOT and Rick Perry's rough shod over the People of Texas.