Establishing Mobility Investment Priorities Under TxDOT Rider 42: Public Engagement Activities Update

Recognizing the growing urgency of the traffic congestion problem, the 82nd Texas Legislature set aside $300 million to get the state’s highest-priority roadway projects moving, beginning with those segments identified as the 50 most congested roads in the state in 2010. In order to accomplish this task, as a part of the General Appropriations Act (H.B. 1, TxDOT Rider 42), the Legislature directed the Texas A&M Transportation Institute (TTI) to provide assistance to the metropolitan planning organizations, the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) District offices and other project partners in their development of projects and programs to address mobility concerns and to report to the Texas Legislature and the Transportation Commission. The Mobility Investment Priorities project is designed to identify which roadway projects and programs promise the biggest “bang for the buck” in the state’s most congested regions, and to lay the groundwork to help make those projects and programs happen. But for them to happen, it is essential that the public support them and support the manner in which they will be paid for. Thus, a primary task of this effort is to ensure that: individuals and stakeholder groups will have ongoing, direct involvement throughout the two-year study. The May 2012 Public Engagement Report for the Mobility Investment Priorities project reviewed progress toward public engagement for the regions at that time, presented best practices and case examples, and offered recommendations to help agencies ensure that their public engagement activities are meaningful, credible, productive and successful. A list of eight steps was provided, designed to achieve the goals of Rider 42. This “Check-in” report revisits the intent, goals and benchmarks outlined in the May 2012 report and examines current efforts by the individual study areas to assess progress to help agencies ensure that their public engagement activities are meaningful, credible, productive and successful.

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  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Digital/other
  • Features: Figures; Maps;
  • Pagination: 76p

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01600206
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS, ATRI, STATEDOT
  • Created Date: May 20 2016 12:29PM