Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan – Public Involvement
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Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan – Public Involvement

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) welcomes you to learn about and review the Connecting Texas 2050 draft plan, the agency’s latest update to the statewide long-range transportation plan. The draft plan is a comprehensive report comprised of all the technical work performed and feedback received from the public and stakeholders since fall 2022.

Review the draft plan online

The draft plan is available to the public.

Review the draft plan in person

Friday, May 10 through Friday, June 7, 2024, the draft plan will be available for in-person review Monday through Friday between the hours of 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. at the Texas Department of Transportation Stassney Campus, located 6230 E. Stassney Lane, Austin, TX 78744, and at your local TxDOT District Office. For a complete list of district offices, visit www.txdot.gov or call 512-271-2025 for assistance.

Register to attend the statewide virtual public hearing

Your feedback is valuable as the agency completes the planning process for this update to the statewide long-range transportation plan. To facilitate public review and feedback on the draft plan, TxDOT will hold a statewide virtual public hearing on Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT) online and via phone.

The statewide virtual public hearing’s purpose is to provide an opportunity for participants to learn about the statewide long-range transportation planning process, review the draft statewide long-range transportation plan, and provide written or verbal comments.

The statewide virtual public hearing will include a live presentation from the Connecting Texas 2050 team. This presentation will include both audio and visual components. An opportunity for formal comment will be provided following the presentation.

Hearing time and date: Tuesday, May 28, 2024 at 5:30 p.m. Central Daylight Time (CDT)

Hearing location: Online and via phone.

How to access: You can use the link below at or before Tuesday, May 28, 2024, at 5:30 p.m. to register to attend the virtual public hearing. The registration process will record your name, email address, and who you represent for the official record. The registration process will provide the option to generate a calendar appointment.

Webcast: Register to watch and listen to the proceedings via webcast.

  • Commenting options through the webcast: text submission
  • Accommodations: American Sign Language (ASL) interpretation and live Spanish interpretation will be available

Phone: To listen to the proceedings via phone: call 1-800-717-1738 and input conference ID number 49101

Register to speak at the public hearing (optional)

Persons wishing to speak at the hearing (optional) may register in advance by notifying the Connecting Texas 2050 team at 512-271-2025 and providing your full name with spelling and a phone number, no later than by 4 p.m. CDT Wednesday, May 22, 2024.

Speakers who do not register in advance can be added to the queue by following the instructions below during the hearing.

How to give verbal comment at the public hearing

  • At the conclusion of the formal presentation, all participants wishing to provide verbal testimony will call 1-800-717-1738 and input conference ID number 49101.
  • When the public hearing officer states that the comment period has begun, the operator will then ask those on the phone to press *1 on their telephone keypad to enter the queue.
  • Participants who press *1 on their telephone keypad will be placed into a queue.
  • Participants who are preregistered will be identified and placed at the top of the queue.
  • Participants who did not preregister will be added to the queue in order received.
  • Speakers will be limited to three minutes.

*Please note, if you would like to make a verbal comment, you will be required to close the live webcast on your device and join by phone to limit auditory interference.

Submit written comments at the public hearing

Should you prefer to remain in the webcast on your device or if you do not wish to provide verbal comments, you can submit written comments through the live webcast platform or through the written comment methods listed below.

Responses to comments received during the hearing will be included as part of the virtual public hearing summary which will be made available online at www.txdot.gov once they have been prepared.

You are not required to submit a comment to participate in the public hearing.

Public hearing downloads

Additional comment opportunities

Interested parties who are unable to participate in the hearing may submit written and/or verbal comments regarding the draft plan.

There are four additional ways to comment on the draft plan:

  • Written comments can be submitted via an online comment form.
  • Written comments may be submitted by email to ConnectingTexas2050@txdot.gov.
  • Written comments may be submitted by mail to: TxDOT TPP Connecting Texas 2050, Statewide Planning Branch Manager, P.O. Box 149217, Austin, TX 78714-9217.
  • Members of the public may call 512-271-2025 to provide verbal testimony via a voicemail message.

To be included in the draft plan comment log, comments must be received or postmarked by Sunday, June 9, 2024.

Special accommodations

The virtual public hearing will be conducted in English. If you need interpretation or translation services, or you are a person with a disability who requires an accommodation to attend and participate, provide TxDOT advance notice at 512-271-2025 by 4 p.m. CDT no later than Wednesday, May 22, 2024. Please be aware that advance notice is required as some services and accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Questions?

If you have any questions or concerns regarding Connecting Texas 2050, contact the project manager at ConnectingTexas2050@txdot.gov or 737-308-9411.