Senator Hutchison Addresses Transportation Summit In Tyler

National surveys show, the average price for regular unleaded gas is $2.60 a gallon. That's up two cents just from yesterday.

While in Tyler today, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison said to keep costs down, it's important to find alternative sources of energy. "It's because there is such a huge global surge in use of gasoline and natural gas and we've got to try to have more resources from our country so that we're not dependent on foreign sources," said the senator.

Hutchison was on hand to address the East Texas Council of Governments Transportation Summit. Senator hutchison spoke about many issues concerning transportation, including the Highway Reauthorization Bill. The measure will bring Texas $800 million more every year for the next six years.