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News / Blog Advocacy News TTC Funds Transportation Enhancements Projects

TTC Funds Transportation Enhancements Projects

A Transportation Enhancement project in HoustonIn July, the Texas Transportation Commission announced 81 projects around Texas that will receive funding from the Transportation Enhancements (TE) program. These projects were selected from the nominations received after a TxDOT call in September 2012.

BikeTexas is especially pleased about this round of projects because we fought to save this funding for bicycle and pedestrian projects in Texas. In 2007, TxDOT attempted to meet the federal government's rescission requirements by taking all the money from Transportation Enhancement projects instead of making smaller cuts across all funding categories. BikeTexas fought back and our members spoke up in protest against these focused funding cuts. TxDOT finally agreed to save some of the Transportation Enhancement funding, and many of these newly-funded projects might not have been if the rescissions had been allowed to go ahead as TxDOT planned.

Cities and Organizations that will be overseeing bike projects funded by this round of TE funding are:

Abilene
Aransas County
Austin
Belton
Brownsville
Burleson
Cedar Hill
Clear Lake Shores
Colleyville
Corpus Christi
Dallas
Denton County Transit Authority
Edinburg
Ferris
Fort Worth
Fort Worth Transit Authority
Friendswood
Frisco
Houston
Hutto
Irving
Keller
Killeen
Little Elm
McAllen
McKinney
New Braunfels
North Central Texas Council of Governments
Old Katy Bikeway
Paris
Pharr
San Angelo
San Antonio
San Marcos
Stephenville
Taylor
Waco
Webster

See the list to find out more about the project in your area! 

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