According to a Comal County news release, residents will have the opportunity to give feedback to AAMPO and help major road projects receive funding from the agency’s short-term Transportation Improvement Plan, or TIP.
“The TIP lays out the priorities for transportation projects over the next four years, and public meetings are a crucial part of that process,” Comal County Engineer Tom Hornseth said in a statement. Hornseth serves on the AAMPO’s Technical Advisory Board. “One of the factors the MPO looks at is how engaged our residents are, so the more people who attend this public meeting, the better our chances of getting Comal County projects in the TIP.”
The AAMPO allocates federal transportation funds to regional projects. The construction of an overpass at River Road and Loop 337 is among Comal County’s requested projects, which has an estimated cost of $10.4 million.
AAMPO has received requests for 48 projects totaling $462 million for inclusion in the TIP, which is expected to fund about $150 million in projects.
“Our ability to fund much-needed transportation projects in Comal County depends on the support of our residents,” Precinct 3 County Commissioner Kevin Webb said in a statement. Webb serves on the AAMPO Executive Committee and Transportation Policy Board.
“We encourage everyone who can to attend AAMPO’s public meeting and let them know our projects are an important part of this region’s transportation needs,” he said.