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Promote safety
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Work with stakeholders to identify and develop proven and data-driven strategies, countermeasures, and programs.
  • Reduce crashes and lessen crash severity by implementing engineering solutions.
  • Use education and outreach to promote safe driving, bicycling, and pedestrian activities.
  • Coordinate with first responders to improve incident response times.
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Preserve our assets
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.
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Optimize system performance: movement of people and goods
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • Reduce congestion through both traditional and alternative strategies.
  • Enable reliable travel times.
  • Increase travel options/connections.
  • Ensure freight can move efficiently.
  • Increase access to jobs, services, and activity centers.
  • Leverage transportation assets to support economic growth and vitality.
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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.
  • Maintain sustainable funding.
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Focus on the customer: 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.
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Foster stewardship: protect and preserve the human and natural environment
Additional objectives emphasized for statewide planning:

  • 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 to cultural, natural, and historic resources.
  • Design a resilient and future-focused transportation system.