January 29, 2017 – TRA Newswire –

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) has announced statewide “Let’s Move Texas Freight” workshops and is encouraging stakeholders to register and participate in a session.

TxDOT, in partnership with the Texas Freight Advisory Committee, federal, state, regional, local, private and public stakeholders is leading efforts to update the Texas Freight Mobility Plan so it is compliant with the 2015 federal transportation legislation, the Fixing America’s Surface Transportation (FAST) Act.

The update will help ensure the transportation system moves goods safely and efficiently throughout the state and continues to support Texas’ economic growth and competitiveness. Workshops will be held across the state beginning January 31. We are looking for input from businesses, freight, and logistics industries, along with state, regional, local government and economic development agencies, chambers of commerce, trade associations, residents, and other interested parties on ways to improve the state’s transportation system.

The workshops will:

ü  Provide an overview of the existing Freight Mobility Plan

ü  Discuss the new federal requirements for the freight plan update

ü  Gather your input on the key freight issues, needs and challenges in your region and across the state

You must register for a workshop through this site: https://www.surveymonkey.com/r/CDWQWRG

 ·         Laredo, Tuesday, Jan. 31, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

IBC Bank Annex, 2416 Jacaman Rd., Laredo, TX 78043

·         Brownsville, Wednesday, Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Brownsville Event Center, 1 Events Center Blvd., Brownsville, TX 78520

·         Corpus Christi, Thursday, Feb. 2, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Solomon Ortiz Center, Kleberg Room, 402 Harbor Dr., Corpus Christi, TX 78401

·         Dallas/Fort Worth, Wednesday, Feb. 8, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Transportation Council Room, 616 Six Flags Dr., Arlington, TX 76011

·         Texarkana, Thursday, Feb. 9, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Texarkana College, Levi Hall (In the BCT Bldg.), 2500 N. Robison Rd., Texarkana, TX  75599

·         El Paso, Tuesday, Feb. 21, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

University of Texas at El Paso, El Paso Natural Gas Meeting Room, Union Building East, 351 W. University Ave., El Paso, TX 79968

·         Midland/Odessa, Wednesday, Feb. 22, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

University of Texas of the Permian Basin, CEED Auditorium, 1310 North FM 1788, Midland, Texas 79707

·         Lubbock, Thursday, Feb. 23, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

Plains Cotton Coop Association, 3301 East 50th St., Lubbock, TX 79404

·         Beaumont, Tuesday, Feb. 28, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC), Homer E. Nagel Meeting Room, 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont, Texas  77703

·         San Antonio, Thursday, March 2, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

VIA Metropolitan Transit, VMC Terry Eskridge Room, 1021 San Pedro Ave., San Antonio, TX 78212

·         Houston, Friday, March 3*, 8:30 a.m. – 11:30 a.m.

TxDOT – District Office Auditorium, 7600 Washington Ave., Houston, TX 77007

*Note new date for Houston meeting

 For additional information, please contact Kale Driemeier at kale.driemeier@txdot.gov tel. 512-936-0961 or Sondra Johnson at sondra.johnson@txdot.gov tel. 512-936-0922