MOTRAN, the Midland/Odessa Transportation Alliance, is focusing in on two projects to improve the infrastructure of the area.

According to NewsWest 9, MOTRAN is focusing most of its effort right now on getting the Interstate 14 plan to a reality sometime soon.

Interstate 14 is slated to start in Odessa and branch off of I-20 at Midland and travel east to Austin and on to the Louisiana border. This interstate is important for warehousing, distribution, transportation, and logistics according to officials with MOTRAN.

The other project is the exporting of natural gas in the area to Mexico.

It is estimated that there will be more funding coming from TxDOT to the Midland/Odessa area in the next ten years, more than this area has seen in the past ten years, according to MOTRAN officials.