Wednesday, March 30, 2016

No more tolls? Speak Up !!

Important public comment deadlines

Austin, DFW need to voice opposition to tolls

Austin & DFW MPOs taking feedback on transportation plans  

Every city with population of 50,000 or greater has a Metropolitan Planning Organization or MPO. These MPOs are required to produce your region's transportation plans (basically a project priority list) and to hold public meetings when they undergo a major update to the plans known as the Transportation Improvement Program (TIP - short-range 4 yr plan) and Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP - long-range 20 yr plan). The Austin MPO (CAMPO) and the DFW MPO (RTC) just finished their public meetings.

It's important to get opposition to tolls on the official record.

Remember, silence is approval! Opposition on the official record can be very useful in killing toll projects or any other ill-conceived projects or priorities the community opposes (like rail).

Tell them to use road funds to fund road projects accessible to ALL vehicles only, not toll lanes, HOV-bus lanes or 'managed lanes,' bike lanes or rail. Ask them to prioritize road funds to remove toll projects FIRST and do not ADD any NEW toll projects to the plan.

Austin Area
Submit comments opposing toll projects here.
(Deadline April 15)

DFW Area
Submit comments opposing toll projects here.
(Deadline April 13)

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