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TxDOT is holding a statewide public meeting tomorrow, July 16, 4pm-5pm to give Texans a chance to submit comments on the Unified Transportation Program, TxDOT’s 10-year plan to guide transportation development for future construction projects and related activities.
Participation from people who ride bikes in Texas is valuable and effective at these meetings– TxDOT incorporated a significant number of comments submitted by bike/ped advocates during the comment periods for previous long-range plans. TxDOT staff has also remarked about the high and professional level of bike/ped advocate attendance at these public meetings.
In fact, high levels of participation from people who ride bikes has strained the TxDOT servers during online meetings in the past. It’s critical that we continue to be involved in this planning process so TxDOT knows that we aren’t going away. The UTP provides long-term guidance that can either ensure or prevent bike/ped funding and infrastructure in our transportation system.
Here are some topics to consider offering comments about at the meeting. If any one resonates with you, let TxDOT know! More info can be found at the links:
As always, thank you for making Texas a great place to ride a bike!