Port Aransas — The Texas Department of Transportation will unveil the newest vessel to join the fleet of ferries at our Port Aransas Ferry Operations. The Phil Wilson will be the fourth 28-vehicle ferry in the eight-ferry fleet. The ferries are named after former executive directors of TxDOT. 

TxDOT Executive Director James Bass, state Sen. Lois Kolkhorst and Port Aransas Mayor Pro Tem Wendy Moore are scheduled to take part in the dedication along with Mr. Wilson.

Mr. Wilson served as TxDOT’s executive director from September 2011 to January 2014, when he became general manager of the Lower Colorado River Authority in February of the year. His career also has included service as a senior vice president and corporate officer for Luminant, the state’s largest electricity generation company, and as Texas secretary of state.

WHEN: 10 a.m. Friday, Aug. 24, 2018

WHERE: Port Aransas ferry operations building           

619 W. Cotter Ave.

Port Aransas, Texas 78373