TxDOT has been working since August 2016 to develop the Texas Freight Mobility Plan (TFMP) 2017 that meets all Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act requirements. The draft Texas Freight Mobility Plan 2017 is now available for review.
The first Texas Freight Mobility Plan was adopted by the Texas Transportation Commission in January 2016. In December 2015, MAP-21 (the former federal funding and authorization bill) was replaced by the FAST Act. The FAST Act provided a new freight focused funding program, the National Highway Freight Program (NHFP), and also created new requirements for state freight plans to have in place by December 2017 in order to qualify for the NHFP funding. These new requirements include: creation of Critical Rural Freight Corridors, creation of Critical Urban Freight Corridors, and development of a fiscally constrained freight investment plan.
The plan will help ensure the transportation system moves goods safely and efficiently throughout the state and continues to support Texas’ economic growth and competitiveness.
Please provide feedback to the draft Texas Freight Mobility Plan 2017. Comments must be submitted/postmarked on or before Thursday, Oct. 26, 2017.
TxDOT Freight Plan and International Trade Section
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78704
Posted: Sept. 26, 2017