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What do you want Austin transportation to look like? TxDOT wants to know

What do you want Austin transportation to look like? TxDOT wants to know


YEARS ARE UP. 2-SYDNEY:TXDOT WANTS TO START PLANNING ANOTHER ROUND OF PROJECTS… 30 YEARS FROM NOW. I’S CALLED THE TEXAS TRANSPORTATION PLAN 2050. 2-ROBERT:TXDOT HELD A PUBLIC MEETING IN AUSTIN TONIGHT. KXA’S TAHERA RAHMAN EXPLAINS WHY THER’S A FOCUS ON THE FUTURE… AND WHAT SOME NEIGHBORS WANT TO SEE HAPPEN. ” AT LEAST ONE PERSON DIES ON TEXAS ROADS EVERY DAY. THA’S ACCORDING TO TXDOT ADAM GREENFIELD, MEETING ATTENDEE “THAT IS A MORAL CRIME AND WE NEED TO DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.” I’S WHY ADAM GREENFIELD CAME TO THE MEETING TONIGHT. [NATS VIDEO]TX-DOT IS TAKING SUGGESTIONS FOR ITS 30-YEAR PLAN… VERONICA BEYER SAYS THE STATE IS GROWING BY 1,000 PEOPLE PER DAY…VERONICA BEYER, TXDOT SPOKESPERSON “WE HAVE A LOT OF CHALLENGES, ESPECIALLY WITH MOVING PEOPLE ACROSS THE STATE. WE HAVE A LOT OF HERE.” THE AGENCY WANTS TO HEAR NEIGHBOR’ PRIORITIES. FOR JAY CROSSLEY, I’S TRAVEL OPTIONS FOR WALKERS, BIKERS AND PUBLIC TRANSPORTATION USERS.JAY BLAZEK CROSSLEY, MEETING ATTENDEE “MOST PEOPLE FEEL THAT THEY DO’T HAVE EASY ACCESS TO ALL THE GREAT PARTS OF TEXAS.” CROSSLEY IS GLAD TO SEE THAT TXDOT IS ALREADY TALKING ABOUT THAT.JAY BLAZEK CROSSLEY, MEETING ATTENDEE “THERE ARE THINGS THAT ARE TALKED ABOUT IN THIS PROCESS THAT HAVE’T BEEN TALKED ABOUT BEFORE, AND THA’S GREAT…”BUT HE AND GREENFIELD SAY THEY WANT TO SEE MORE DETAILS. ADAM GREENFIELD, MEETING ATTENDEE “FOR EXAMPLE, IF WE WANT TO GET 40% OF PEOPLE TO USE PUBLIC TRANSPORATION, 40% OF TXDO’S BUDGET NEEDS TO GO TO THAT.” BEYER SAYS THA’S THE NEXT STAGE… TXDOT WILL GATHER IDEAS FROM MEETINGS LIKE THIS ONE…AND TAKE THEM TO THE DRAWING BOARD. VERONICA BEYER, TXDOT SPOKESPERSON “PEOPLE WANT THEIR IDEAS HEARD AND W’RE HERE TO LISTEN.” CROSSLEY AND GREENFIELD WROTE IN THEIR SUGGESTIONS…BUT THEY HOPE IT LEADS TO REAL RESULTS…ADAM GREENFIELD, MEETING ATTENDEE “I WANT TO SEE SPECIFICS AND UNTIL I SEE SPECIFICS ‘M GONIG TO ASSUME THAT THE’RE TALKING AND NOT DOING ANYTHING.” TAHERA RAHMAN, KXAN NEWS.” ROBERT:IF YOU WERE’T ABLE TO CATCH TONIGH’S MEETING YOU CAN STILL GIVE YOUR INPUT. TXDOT IS TAKING SUGGESTIONS ONLINE FOR WHAT PROJECTS YO’D LIKE TO SEE THE DEPARTMENT TAKE ON. W’VE GOT A LINK SET UP FOR YOU ON KXAN.COM. A COLD DAY TODAY WITH AFTERNOON HIGHS STRUGGLING TO GET OUT OF THE 40S.

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