Texas Transportation Plan 2050

Enhance Safety

Enhance Safety
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Design and build infrastructure to reduce crashes and lessen crash severity
  • Improve incident response times
  • Promote safe driving, bicycling, and pedestrian activities
  • Enhance coordination with first responders.
Optimize Movement of People and Goods

Optimize Movement of People and Goods
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Reduce congestion through both traditional and alternative strategies
  • Improve travel time reliability
  • Increase travel options and connections across modes
  • Ensure freight can move efficiently
  • Increase access to jobs, services, and activity centers
  • Leverage transportation assets to support economic growth and vitality
Communicate Effectively

Communicate Effectively
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Communicate effectively with the public and partners
  • Be accountable and transparent in decision-making
  • Encourage feedback from the public and stakeholders
  • Inform the public and stakeholders on TxDOT roles, costs, funding, and investment tradeoffs
  • Improve communication and coordination with all planning partners and stakeholders
Preserve our Infrastructure

Preserve our Infrastructure
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Preserve integrity of bridges and highway structures
  • Provide roads that are smooth and structurally sound
  • Keep other assets and technological devices operating
  • Reduce long-term costs
  • Mitigate asset risks
Sustainably Fund and Effectively Deliver the Right Projects

Sustainably Fund and Effectively Deliver the Right Projects
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Reduce user costs
  • Identify and maintain reliable funding
  • Improve analytic capabilities to maximize the value of investments
  • Fairly distribute transportation benefits and costs
  • Strategically deploy innovative technology to increase effectiveness and efficiency of the system (keeping pace)
Protect and Preserve the Human and Natural Environment

Protect and Preserve the Human and Natural Environment
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Protect cultural, natural, and historic resources
  • Enhance communities’ quality of life through infrastructure and design choices
  • Incorporate environmental resource considerations early in the planning process
  • Avoid, minimize, and/ or mitigate adverse impacts from construction and use
  • Design a resilient and future-focused transportation system

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