In STEP with Irving

This article details the Strategic Transportation Enhancement Program, known as the STEP plan and developed by the Irving, TX Department of Public Works and Transportation. The STEP plan, completed in September 2004, is formally titled the "Mobility Plan for City of Irving Major Transportation Projects." The STEP plan outlines a forward-thinking and collaborative approach to tacking important transportation projects and ensuring the mobility and safety of Irving's citizens. The plan was designed to help the city of Irving prioritize its projects and establish the needed political and logistical framework for moving forward in achieving its transportation goals. In developing the plan, city officials asked how a project fits in with other projects needing funding, whether a project represents a local need or a political issue, and whether matching funds need to be provided for rights-of-ways. Essential to the STEP plan is to proactively look for and addressing potential problems. The STEP plan acts as a blueprint for success, a guide for scheduling projects while recognizing that variability in key assumptions, such as funding availability, the ability of key agencies to promptly secure reviews and approvals, and public assistance of project designs, could affect the timelines and completions for various projects. The STEP plan enables the city of Irving to focus its efforts on those areas of greatest need versus those that just seemed more likely to receive earlier funding, and in this way, assures that Irving will create a safer and more efficient transportation system for its citizens.


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  • Accession Number: 01011014
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 21 2005 8:25PM