Public Invited to Plan for Transportation in 2050


Contact: Jennifer Wright

Phone: (915) 790-4340

Date: Feb. 28, 2019


Community members are invited to participate in TxDOT’s Texas Transportation Plan 2050 (TTP 2050) — the most recent update to the state’s long-range transportation plan. It sets the direction for the future of Texas’ multimodal transportation system.

To get feedback, TxDOT will conduct two rounds of TTP 2050 public meetings throughout Texas. Round 1 is in progress and includes a stop in El Paso on Tuesday, March 5, 5:30 p.m.-7 p.m. at TxDOT El Paso District Headquarters at 13301 Gateway Blvd. West.

The meeting will inform the public about the transportation challenges facing Texas and provide an opportunity for public feedback.

“As our state’s population increases by more than 1,000 people a day, and as funding continues to be a challenge, the public’s input is more critical than ever to find transportation solutions for Texas,” said TxDOT El Paso District Engineer Bob Bielek. “The El Paso public meeting is one of 14 city stops across the state, and we encourage everyone to attend. With the public’s involvement, the plan will help TxDOT set priorities and guide future transportation investments.”

In addition to presenting updated goals, objectives, and performance measures, the TTP 2050 provides a snapshot of the state’s transportation system, including roadways, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit, freight and passenger rail, airports, waterways and ports, pipelines, and interstate systems. Other important elements include analyses of performance and forecasted needs for each transportation mode, descriptions of current funding sources and forecasted revenues, and a plan for incorporating emerging technologies. 

Anyone not able to attend the public meeting can learn more about the plan and submit comments online by visiting TxDOT.gov and searching for “TTP 2050."

We also encourage you to take the TTP 2050 survey so that we can gather feedback.

In late 2019, TxDOT will present the TTP 2050 to the Texas Transportation Commission for approval. Plan implementation is slated for late winter through early spring 2021.

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