2010 Transportation Planning News
December 7, 2010
San Antonio West/Southwest Sector Plan 12/14
The City of San Antonio invites you to participate in the first West/Southwest sector planning meeting. December 14th from 6 – 8 pm at the Northside ISD Activity Center. Click here for details.
October 19, 2010
Driven Apart – Land Use and Transportation
This analysis, once again, shows that many of the assumptions driving big investments of taxpayer dollars that shape our communities are outdated, said CEOs for Cities President and CEO Carol Coletta. Driven Apart adds to the growing body of evidence that shows compact development that puts many destinations close at hand has unexpected benefits — in this case, less time spent in traffic requiring less spending on highways. If we heed its findings, we’ll save time and money. Full story
October 3, 2010
Electrification of Transportation Conference
On October 21-22, the Alamo Area Council of Governments Clean Cities Coalition, in partnership with the City of San Antonio and Bexar County, will conduct the first ever Advancing the Choice event on electrified transportation. Read more
August 23, 2010
Capitol Area transportation planning news
The Capitol Area Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CAMPO’s) August “CAMPO Connection” features information about the newly adopted 2035 Plan and ECT’s forum taking place on September 10th, “Innovate or Stagnate: Can New Approaches to Infrastructure Development Transform our Region?
June 30, 2010
Mobility bond package has little for Oak Hill
TxDOT: Quick fix plan for the ‘Y’ in the works. Read full Oak Hill Gazette article here.
May 26, 2010
TxDot comments on strategic plan are due Friday, May 28th
The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public comment on its 2011-2015 Strategic Plan. Learn more here.
May 9, 2010
Regional transportation plan nears approval
The CAMPO board, recipient of more than 4,000 public comments submitted on the draft plan in recent months, will take one last listen in a public hearing today. The meeting will start at 6 p.m. in Ballroom B of the Austin Convention Center. Read full Statesman.com article here.
May 5, 2010
TxDOT Holds Public Meetings on Statewide Transportation Plan
The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) will host a series of open-house style public meetings across Texas to give citizens an opportunity to provide feedback on a long-range plan that provides the agency with a blueprint for the state’s future transportation needs. Read more here.
San Antonio considers funding options and priorities for road projects
The San Antonio Metropolitan Planning Organization is hosting “listening sessions” This Thursday, May 6th and Saturday May 8th to provide public information about which road projects Bexar County will committed for funding in the short term. Learn more here.
April 19, 2010
New Braunfels Future Growth Plan Requires Shared Vision
New Braunfels was once promoted as “The Beauty Spot of Texas”. A regional land use plan that expresses goals for sustainable growth will help the city and surrounding land retain its beauty and enjoy prosperity as it grows. Read more here.
April 15, 2010
CAMPO extends public input process
Long range transportation planning is underway in Central Texas. This is your time to read the plans, consider how they affect you, and provide your own comments to elected officials who are determining transportation improvement priorities through 2035. CAMPO will receive input through May 14. A public hearing has been scheduled for May 10th. Learn more…
March 24, 2010
State Sen. John Carona speaks on problems with Texas’ transportation funding
State Sen. John Carona, R-Dallas, addressed the Austin Chamber of Commerce at the chamber’s State of Transportation Luncheon March 24 about the state’s growing need for transportation funding. Carona serves as the chair of the Texas Senate Committee on Transportation & Homeland Security. Read full Community Impact article here.
March 22, 2010
Commuter Rail Service in Austin
The long awaited Red Line opens in Austin Monday, March 22nd. Read about the service, fares, routes and more transportation news here here.
March 19, 2010
Transportation Plan – What’s your say on sprawl?
CAMPO has scheduled a series of public meetings, inviting review and comment on its draft 2035 transportation plan, currently dubbed “People, Planning and Preparing for the Future: Your 25 Year Transportation Plan.” The core question: Are you happy with road-based sprawl, or do you expect your regional planning organization to lead the region toward more sustainable development patterns? Get the details from Austin Chronicle here.