Rules Empower Metropolitan Planning Organizations, the Public with Greater Authority over Transportation Planning Decisions
Thu, 26 Aug 2010 14:00:00 -0500
In a unanimous decision Thursday, the five-member Texas Transportation Commission voted to adopt new rules that, for the first time, enhance the role citizens and communities play in planning the state’s transportation system, increasing transparency and
accountability in the transportation planning process. The rules were re-written by a body called the Transportation Planning and Project Development Rulemaking Advisory Committee, comprised of 11 representatives from the Texas Legislature, metropolitan planning
organizations, local government, transit organizations, tolling authorities and the Federal Highway Administration, created by the Commission in mid-2009.