Residents get sneak peek at rural transportation needs at meeting

Residents get sneak peek at rural transportation needs at meeting
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Friday, March 9, 2012 - 1:29pm

Residents received a sneak peek at what the state’s future rural transportation needs might look like as the Lufkin District office of the Texas Department of Transportation hosted a open-house style public meeting on Thursday.

The Texas Rural Transportation Plan 2035 focuses on rural areas of the state and transportation projects that connect users in rural areas to urban markets, jobs and services. The purpose of the meeting was to present updates and to solicit comments and input to aid in the development of the plan. The plan also addresses the need for improvements to all modes of transportation including roadways, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit, freight rail, passenger rail, airports and water ports.

Cheryl Flood, director of transportation planning and development for TxDOT’s Lufkin district, said the plan also includes a prioritized list of added-capacity highway projects that are currently not funded.

To read more on this article at The Lufkin Daily News  http://lufkindailynews.com/news/local/article_b0be7eae-6999-11e1-bd78-0019bb2963f4.html

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