Transportation and Natural Resources
Travis County’s department of Transportation and Natural Resources (TNR) was established in 1987 under the name of the Public Improvement and Transportation Division. Prior to the department’s establishment, the Commissioners were responsible for many of the duties that TNR now assumes. The department’s name was changed to Transportation and Natural Resources towards the end of 1995. Transportation and Natural Resources is a very diverse department, responsible for: • Maintenance of county parks and natural resources, • Engineering, design, construction, and maintenance of Travis County roads, drainage and bridges, • Environmental protection, • Fleet services for all county vehicles and equipment, • Solid waste management and resource conservation, • Capital improvement projects, and • Land development review, permits and flood plain management regulations TNR also administers the Balcones Canyonlands Conservation Plan public participation process for landowners wishing to develop in areas with endangered species concerns, and manages lands as a part of the Balcones Canyonlands Preserve.