Texas Department of Transportation s mission is to provide safe, effective and efficient movement of people and goods. To be a progressive state transportation agency recognized and respected by the citizens of Texas, the company emphasizes providing comfortable, safe, durable, environmentally sensitive and aesthetically appealing transportation systems that work together; assist with safe and desirable workplaces which creates a diverse team of all kinds of people and professions; and promote a quality of life through partnerships with the citizens of Texas and all branches of government by being receptive, responsible and cooperative. Texas Department of Transportation is made up of divisions, including, Transportation Dept and Highway Dept. Headquartered in Austin, Texas, Texas Department of Transportation is a government-owned company that employs nearly 15,000 people. It also has a branch located in Amarillo, Texas, where it employs nearly 100 people.