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.