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TxDOT wants to hear from the public; Public meeting to be held

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FORT WORTH – The Texas Department of Transportation will host an open-house style public meeting to solicit public comments and input on the development of the 2012 Unified Transportation Program, which covers fiscal years 2012 through 2021 and the fiscal year 2011 January out-of-cycle revision to the 2011-2014 Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

Four public meetings will be hosted around the State in the North, South, East and West Regions. The meeting for the North Region, including southern Dallas and Ellis County will be held: Thursday, Feb. 17, 4 – 7 p.m., TxDOT-Fort Worth District, Regional Training Center, 2501 SW Loop 820 (at McCart Ave.), Fort Worth, Texas 76133.

The 2012 UTP, is a comprehensive 10-year plan for the development and construction of State of Texas transportation projects including roadways, aviation, public transportation, waterways and coastal waters, and rail projects and includes specific funding levels for each fiscal year.

Beginning promptly at 6 p.m., TxDOT staff will conduct a brief presentation on the purpose and development of the UTP. Additional information and exhibits will be available for public viewing and TxDOT representatives will be on-hand to discuss the development process and answer questions. Forms will be provided in order to receive written comments.

Written comments may be submitted on the UTP Web site at: www.txdot.gov, using search engine keyword: 2012 UTP; by email at: FIN_UTP@txdot.gov; or by mail to: David Plutowski, P.E., UTP Engineer, 150 E. Riverside Drive, Austin, Texas, 78704. Public comments will be received until March 3.

The STIP is a mechanism used by TxDOT and the Federal Highway Administration to fund projects for the next four years and includes all federally funded projects. This public meeting pertains specifically to the FY 2011 January out-of-cycle STIP revision for a single project in the San Antonio area. TxDOT representatives will be on-hand to answer STIP related questions.

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