Lamar State PA planning to construct Texas’ largest commercial driver examination facility

Published 12:30 pm Monday, February 22, 2021

Lamar State College Port Arthur has received final confirmation from the Department of Commerce that it is the recipient of $4.3 million as part of the EDA CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant.

The grant was awarded to support workforce development and diversification through the design and construction of a commercial driver education and examination center.

The project is being matched with $619,000 in local investment, part of which is a donation of land by Jefferson County.

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The project is expected to create 1,800 jobs and generate more than $71 million in private investment.

The project will create the largest commercial driver examination facility in Texas.

It is designed to be twice the size of any Texas mega-examination center and will cover more than 20 acres of land in CDL examination lanes, covered testing and practice areas, a new commercial driver training building, parking lot and retention ponds.

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