FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) will hold a public hearing and six public meetings to gain input on local transportation plans that set the course for future transportation improvements in the six-county Capital Area region. The meetings will be held throughout the region between March 17 and April 3.
The meetings will be held to collect public input on:
- Proposed amendments to the current FY 2013-2016 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP);
- Proposed amendments to the current Regional Transportation Plan (2035 Plan);
- Development of the new FY 2015-2018 TIP, slated for adoption by April 2014; and
- Transportation investments for inclusion in the new Regional Transportation Plan (2040 Plan), slated for adoption by May 2015.
The CAMPO Transportation Policy Board (TPB) will hold a public hearing Monday, March 17, at 6 p.m. in Austin to review proposed changes to the current TIP and 2035 Plan, as well as priorities for the new TIP. The board approves the use of federal transportation funds within the region. The two main products of CAMPO are the Regional Transportation Plan and the short-range plan, the TIP. The Regional Transportation Plan sets the long-term vision for transportation improvements in the Capital Area region. The four-year TIP serves to prioritize those improvements and set more specific timelines for their implementation. Both plans are currently being updated as part of a regular review cycle (Regional Transportation Plan every 5 years; TIP every 2 years).
The six subsequent public meetings will be held throughout the region and conducted in an open house format to allow people to come and go at their own pace and participate regardless of when they arrive. The meetings will provide an opportunity for the public to weigh in on potential projects for inclusion in these plans and local transportation priorities, in general.
Meeting times, dates and locations are as follows:
Transportation Policy Board Public Hearing Monday, March 17, 6 p.m.
Burnet County Open House – Tuesday, March 25, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Caldwell County Open House – Thursday, March 27, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Travis County Open House – Monday, March 31, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Bastrop County Open House – Tuesday, April 1, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Hays County Open House – Wednesday, April 2, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Williamson County Open House – Thursday, April 3, 5:30 to 8 p.m.
Translation services for non-English speaking persons, or for individuals who are visually or hearing impaired, will be provided upon requests made at least two business days in advance. Members of the public who are unable to attend the community open houses can still get involved by going to our online survey and sharing their opinions. For more information on this and other meetings, visit www.campotexas.org or call 512.974.2275.