BRYAN - A Longtime TxDOT leader in Bryan is retiring.
Bob Appleton has been with the state agency for more than 26 years and has worked here in Bryan since 1992.
He is the Director of Transportation Planning and Development.
On Friday friends, local politicians and fellow co-workers at TxDOT celebrated his time with the organization.
Appleton's last day is Wednesday.
His new job will be with the Mercy Project, that battles child slavery in Africa.
He will also help coordinate running races in our area.