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Keep 35W Moving North

The 35W Coalition engages and educates businesses, civic groups,
the public, and key policymakers about the mobility crisis facing our region.

Russell Laughlin leads 35W Coalition meeting photo

Russell Laughlin — President, 35W Coalition


General Information

I-35W Aerial Photo

Interstate 35W

The 35W Coalition is governed by a 13-member board of directors (we have two vacant positions at present). Board members are elected annually and serve two-year terms.


2017 Board of Directors


Mac Churchill, Chairman

Mac Churchill Acura


Mike Berry, Deputy Chairman

Hillwood Properties


Russell Laughlin, President

Hillwood Properties


Larry Anfin

Formerly of Coors Distributing Co. of Fort Worth


Frank Bliss

Cooper and Company


Aaron Hegeman

BNSF Railway


Rob Ramage

Texas Motor Speedway


Brian Randolph

Mercantile Partners


Robert Hinkle
NTE Mobility Partners


Mark Schluter

Wade Trim, Inc.


Dr. Ryder Warren

Northwest ISD


Rosa Navejar

The Rios Group


Clint Abernathy

Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Alliance



2017 Officers of the 35W Coalition


Russell Laughlin, President

Hillwood Properties


Gail Cooksey, Secretary

Cooksey Communications

The 35W Coalition engages and educates businesses, civic groups, the public, and key policymakers about the mobility crisis facing our region, particularly along the I-35W corridor. We do this through quarterly meetings to update members and interested parties about key transportation priorities, pending legislation and progress made in the region.


The 35W Coalition is focused on:


Advancing continued improvements to I-35W corridor

  Advocating for increased investments in transportation affecting this region

Fostering quality development that preserves the aesthetics and value of the region

Supporting the efforts of other transportation organizations and projects that impact the region


We get things done

Through the Coalition's advocacy efforts, we helped accelerated improvements to I-35W North and the I-35W/I-820 interchange by several years. We have also secured passage of the 35W development guidelines by the City of Fort Worth and assisted in securing $415 million in federal funding through the Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act (TIFIA) program and $130 million in state funding.


We get you connected

Members have access through our quarterly meetings, invitation-only receptions and legislative visits to key elected officials and transportation executives who drive transportation decisions in our state. You'll also receive newsletters and legislative alerts to help you understand the issues and prepare you to take action.


We speak loud and you get heard

Become part of a powerful and credible organization that uses a unified voice to leverage change and move key transportation projects forward.


For more information on how to get involved, please click here.


Interstate 35W highway photo
Photo of Bill Meadows at recent 35W Coalition meeting

Bill Meadows – Chairman, Texas High-Speed Rail Commission

Map of 35W Region

The 35W Coalition primarily focuses on transportation issues affecting the

I-35W North Corridor region, stretching from Tarrant County into Denton County.

Click map to enlarge.



Photo of Phil Willson addressing 35W Coalition meeting

Phil Wilson – Former TxDOT Executive Director, addresses Coalition crowd

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