For additional information, please contact Bryce Bencivengo, Community Outreach Coordinator
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
First Published Wednesday September 4, 2013
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization has received requests to amend two of their planning documents. The Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the Capital Area Rural Transit System, the City of Round Rock, Hays County and the City of Kyle have requested to make changes to either the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan or the Fiscal Years 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program.
In addition, CAMPO has proposed an amendment to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan’s policies relating to pedestrian facilities.
These amendments will be voted on by the CAMPO Transportation Policy Board on Monday October 14. Prior to the vote, CAMPO will undertake a period of public input about all of the proposed amendments. This will include seven public meetings (listed below) along with a survey (www.surveymonkey.com/s/fall13amendments).This public comment period will take place throughout the month of September.
The requested amendments to the 2035 Regional Transportation Plan are:
From Hays County and the City of Kyle:
- Remove Kyle Loop (West) from Locally Funded Projects List and add 3 projects relating to Kyle Loop (West) to the Illustrative List
- Amend the Regional Transportation Policies relating to pedestrian facilities
The requested changes to the FYs 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) are:
- Capital Metro – Add bus facilities, fund bus improvements, acquire busses, improve rail facilities, add paratransit vehicles and security projects
- Capital Area Rural Transit System – Continue transit services in Hays County and continue funding the vehicle maintenance andoperations center in Bastrop County
- City of Round Rock – Continue funding for demand response bus services
- Hays County – Extend Robert S. Light Blvd. between FM 1626 and RM 967
The public will have the opportunity to comment via e-mail (email@example.com), phone (512-974-2275), social media (@CAMPOTexas), and in a series of public meetings that will be held throughout the Central Texas area. There will also be an opportunity for the public to address the Transportation Policy Board on Monday September 9 at 6:00 p.m. at the Joe C. Thompson Center on the University of Texas at Austin’s campus.
Public Meetings will be held from 5:30 p.m. to approximately 7:00 p.m.:
- Sept. 10, Tuesday: Kyle City Hall, 100 W. Center Street, Kyle
- Sept. 11, Wednesday: Cedar Park Recreation Center, 1435 Main Street, Cedar Park
- Sept. 12, Thursday: Taylor City Hall Auditorium, 400 Porter Street, Taylor
- Sept. 17, Tuesday: One Texas Center, 505 Barton Springs Road, Room 325, Austin
- Sept. 18, Wednesday: Marble Falls Public Library, 101 Main Street, Marble Falls
- Sept. 19, Thursday: Bastrop City Hall, 1311 Chestnut Street, Bastrop
- Sept. 23, Monday: Lockhart City Hall, 308 W. San Antonio Street, Lockhart
The public comment period opened Tuesday September 3 and will continue through Friday September 27.