El Paso Mobility: Not Just Another Toll Tale

As transportation needs and funding continued to challenge the Texas Department of Transportation’s (TxDOT) budgets, the TxDOT - El Paso District was facing an increase in its population due to forecasted growth from Fort Bliss and the opening of a major Medical School. To add to this challenge, the Interstate 10 (I-10), the major corridor through the region, would not accommodate the pending population growth expected over the next five years. Texas House Bills 3588 and 2702 paved the way for the El Paso District to provide an innovative solution to the pending challenge by proposing the design and construction of “express toll lanes” in the median of the I-10 corridor. Along with other tools provided under the current legislation, TxDOT, along with community and stakeholder input would develop and propose a regional plan to address congestion. Critical to the success of this proposed plan would be the initial challenge of presenting a futuristic problem to a region that is perceived as economically disadvantaged, gathering and gaining the feedback and acceptance of tolling from local, regional, and state officials, as well as residents, stakeholders, and agencies across the region and border. Strategic planning, partnerships, and community support for public involvement was an integral part of the development of the I-10 Southern Relief Route plan and would serve as the key factor for addressing current and future transportation challenges in the region.

Language

  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: CD-ROM
  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 11p
  • Monograph Title: TRB 86th Annual Meeting Compendium of Papers CD-ROM

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01044251
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: 07-2891
  • Files: TRIS, TRB
  • Created Date: Feb 8 2007 7:36PM