If you missed TxDOT’s online TTP 2040 presentations in November, here’s another chance to not only join in, but to offer feedback in order to help shape TxDOT’s long term transportation policy! What: Online Public Open House When:Thursday, December 5th at 6pm Central/5pm Mountain Where: Click this link to access the meeting. If requested, enter your name and email address. If a password is required, enter the meeting password: 12345. Click “Join”. Who: You! TTP 2040 is the state’s multimodal, long-range transportation plan, and will serve as TxDOT’s “blueprint” to guide collaborative planning efforts with their stakeholders in order to address the state’s transportation needs and accomplish the goals in TxDOT’s Strategic Plan. The TTP 2040 will include strategies for the development, construction and implementation of projects and services for all transportation modes, including roadways, aviation, public transportation, bicycle and pedestrian, waterways and coastal waters, and freight and passenger rail. When you submit feedback to TxDOT, please: Ask that TxDOT adopt an agency-wide, district-wide, and area-wide Complete Streets policy with guidance, procedures, and review included. Remind TxDOT that a Complete Streets policy is in accordance with their first priority: safety for all road users. Point out that the review process for Complete Streets is more economical in the long run, saving TxDOT the time and other resources required to add bicycle or pedestrian accommodations later in the project. Express your support for trails projects in your community: The current federal transportation bill allows TxDOT to move trails money away to non-bike/ped uses much more easily than before, and we want them to keep trails funding for trail building. Public comments will be accepted throughout the development of the Texas Transportation Plan until Sept. 1, 2014. Written comments may be submitted by email or by USPS mail to: TxDOT TPP Division TTP 2040 P.O. Box 149217 Austin, TX 78714-9217 Let’s make sure TxDOT remembers people who bike and walk in their transportation planning, and thank you for participating in this process.

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