Unified Transportation Program - Public Involvement


The public hearing originally scheduled for April 7, 2020, to receive comments regarding the proposed updates to the 2020 Unified Transportation Program (UTP), has been postponed due to public health precautions surrounding COVID-19. The Texas Department of Transportation (department) will hold the public hearing on Friday, April 24, 2020 at 10 a.m. Central Standard Time (CST) via electronic means.

The UTP is TxDOT’s 10-year plan to guide transportation development for future construction projects and related activities. The update proposes additional funding to the I-35 Capital Express Central Project in Austin. Public comments are welcome on the 2020 Unified Transportation Program update through Friday, April 24.

Schedule

Date Topic Location
03/12/20
4 p.m.
2020 UTP Update Public Meeting

The public meeting for the 2020 UTP update was held on March 12 at:

Greer Building
Ric Williamson Hearing Room
125 E. 11th St.
Austin, TX 78701

View the meeting presentation.

04/24/20
10 a.m.
Public Hearing

Virtual Public Hearing

Additional meeting specifics will be posted in the near future.

Public Hearing Instructions

Persons wishing to speak at the hearing may register in advance by notifying the Transportation Planning and Programming Division, at (800) 687-8108 no later than noon CST on Thursday, April 23, 2020. Speakers will be taken in the order registered and will be limited to three minutes. Speakers who do not register in advance will have the opportunity to speak after the preregistered speakers.

Any interested person may offer comments or testimony; however, questioning of witnesses will be reserved exclusively to the presiding authority as may be necessary to ensure a complete record. While any persons with pertinent comments or testimony will be granted an opportunity to present them during the course of the hearing, the presiding authority reserves the right to restrict testimony in terms of time or repetitive content. Groups, organizations, or associations should be represented by only one speaker. Speakers are requested to refrain from repeating previously presented testimony.

Special Accommodations

The public hearing will be conducted in English. Persons who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact the Transportation Planning and Programming Division at (800) 687-8108. Requests should be made at least three working days prior to the public hearing. Every reasonable effort will be made to accommodate these needs. Please be aware that advance notice is requested as some accommodations may require time for TxDOT to arrange.

Public Comment

The public comment period opened on March 13, 2020 and the original closing date was April 13, 2020. The public comment period has been extended through 4 p.m. CST on April 24, 2020.

Leave an online comment. You may also print a comment form and mail it to:

TxDOT
Attention: Unified Transportation Program
P.O. Box 149217
Austin, TX 78714-9217

Mailed comments must be postmarked by the close of the public comment period, estimated April 24, 2020.