TxDOT Seeks Comment on Transportation Planning and Project Development Processes
For the next several weeks, Texans will have the opportunity to provide suggestions to improve the way their transportation system is planned. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is soliciting comment on revisions to department transportation planning and programming rules in Title 43 of the Texas Administrative Code, Chapter 15. The request will be posted in the Texas Register on March 19.
On July 30, 2009, the Texas Transportation Commission created the Transportation Planning and Project Development Rulemaking Advisory Committee made up of 11 representatives from metropolitan planning organizations, local government, transit organizations, tolling authorities and the Federal Highway Administration. The department and the advisory committee have been working on development of draft rules in order to establish a comprehensive transportation planning and project development program that is transparent, well-defined and understandable.
Information gathered from public comments in response to the Texas Register Notice will assist in development of those rules.
Following this pre-review comment period, TxDOT and the advisory committee will present draft rules to the Texas Transportation Commission for its consideration, with final approval likely later this year.
The latest version of the draft planning and programming rules may be viewed on the TxDOT website, www.txdot.gov/public_involvement/public_comment/planning_programming_input.htm.
Comments will be accepted until 5 p.m. on April 19.