TX: TxDOT Seeks Public Input on Long-Range Transportation Plan

July 27--The Texas Department of Transportation is stopping in Lubbock Thursday as part of a series of 25 statewide public meetings to welcome citizens' feedback on a long-range plan for the state's future transportation needs.

The meeting will be from 5:30 to 7: 30 p.m. Thursday at the Lubbock TxDOT District Office Training Center, at 135 Slaton Road.

During the meeting, residents can ask questions and provide written comments on the direction of the plan, which is scheduled to be completed and ready for public hearing and adoption by the Texas Transportation Commission this fall.

The Texas Transportation Plan 2040 will define TxDOT's long-range goals for all transportation modes -- roadways, transit, rail, ports, aviation, pedestrian, bicycle and freight. The plan also will address the state's aging infrastructure and offer solutions for managing and prioritizing transportation funding and assets.

"With our population growing at such a rapid rate and with federal funding being more unpredictable than ever, planning for the future will be increasingly critical as we strive to meet our state's future transportation needs," said J.F. Weber, TxDOT executive director, in a news release. "We encourage the public to join us and to provide input so we can best align available resources with areas of need."

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