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The Texas Department of Transportation, in cooperation with local and regional officials, is responsible for planning, designing, building, operating, and maintaining the state’s transportation system to deliver a safe, reliable, and integrated transportation system that enables the movement of people and goods. This involves the state’s entire transportation system, including its rail lines, inland and water ports, airports, waterways, and pipelines.

Department of Highways and Public Transportation


Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation, Travel and Information Division: Films and Audiotapes, 1963-1990

State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Travel and Information Division films and audiotapes

State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Travel and Information Division films and audiotapes

Creator: Texas. Travel and Information Division
Title: State Department of Highways and Public Transportation Travel and Information Division films and audiotapes   
Dates: 1963-1990
Dates: bulk 1970-1985
Abstract: The Texas State Department of Highways and Public Transportation (TSDHPT) was responsible for the building and maintenance of Texas roads and highways and for developing public mass transportation in state from 1975 to 1991. The agency was formed in 1975 when Texas legislature merged the Texas Highway Department and the Texas Mass Transportation Commission into this single agency. Both TSDHPT and the Texas Highway Department operated a Travel and Information Division that promoted travel to and within the state of Texas, highway safety, and tourism through the distribution of publications, audiovisual programs, and news media materials. Records consist of 76 film projects made up of 16mm motion pictures and motion picture components, 0.25-inch open reel audiotapes, a 35mm work print, and an audiocassette, dating 1963-1990, bulk 1970-1985. Projects comprise Texas tourism and other films, as well as radio and television news stories, commercials, and public service announcements that were produced by the division. Subjects include bridge construction, anti-littering campaigns, tourist attractions around Texas, highway safety, highway funding, and public transportation. Included are different motion picture production components, such as work prints, internegatives, sound tracks, film clips and stock shots.

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