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TxDOT TO HOST PUBLIC MEETING FOR TEXAS-MEXICO BORDER TRANSPORTATION MASTER PLAN IN THE RIO GRANDE VALLEY/TAMAULIPAS BORDER REGION

 

PHARR – The Texas Department of Transportation will conduct a public meeting to discuss updates to the Texas-Mexico Border Transportation Master Plan (BTMP) on Tuesday, April 9, 2019 at the Pharr Events Center, located at 3000 N. Cage Blvd. in Pharr.

The meeting will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m., followed by a formal presentation at 6 p.m. A facilitated working session will be held after the presentation. The purpose of the meeting is to provide the public an opportunity to learn about the BTMP and provide input on needs, challenges, and opportunities for moving people and goods across the border and within the border region.

TxDOT, in collaboration and partnership with the Border Trade Advisory Committee, is working with U.S. and Mexican agencies and stakeholders to update the BTMP. The master plan will identify the cross-border challenges of moving people and goods and will include analysis of existing transportation systems — roadway, transit, pedestrian, pipeline, air, rail, ports and waterways.

The plan will analyze current and future transportation and will include a prioritized list of transportation investment strategies that improves the efficient movement of people and goods across the border and supports binational, state, regional and local economic competitiveness.

Those unable to attend the public meeting in-person will be able to view a live stream video of the presentation at TxDOT Pharr District Twitter Page.

Comments from the public are requested and can be emailed to [email protected] or mailed to TxDOT TPP, Attention Timoteo “Tim” Juarez, Jr., 125 E. 11th St., Austin, TX 78701.

For media inquiries, contact [email protected] (956) 702-6102.

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