BROWNSVILLE, Texas – The Texas House Committee on Transportation recently held a field hearing at UT-Rio Grande Valley in Brownsville. 

One of those giving testimony to the House panel was Walker Smith, port director for the Port of Harlingen.

Smith said tonnage and business at the Port of Harlingen has increased 211 percent over the past five years. “We were not prepared for that. Our infrastructure could not withstand that,” Walker told the House panel.

Here is a video recording of his testimony.


Editor’s Note: Courtesy for main image accompanying the above video story goes to the Port of Harlingen.

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