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April 29, 2010 at 7:02 p.m.
Updated April 28, 2010 at 11:29 p.m.


YOAKUM - People in the Crossroads area will have a chance Tuesday to give input to state and federal officials about the current condition and future of transportation in Texas.

An open-house style public meeting will be from 4 to 7 p.m. at the Texas Department of Transportation district office, 403 Huck St.

The Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Highway Administration will host the first in a series of meetings to help develop the Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035.

This plan will establish a framework for addressing the challenges of the aging infrastructure, urban densification and a growing population through 2035.

The plan will also address the need for improvements to all modes of transportation, including roadways, pedestrian and bicycle facilities, transit, freight rail, passenger rail, airports, water ports, pipelines and Intelligent Transportation Systems.

The purpose of this first meeting is to present an overview of the project and to solicit comments and input to aid in the development of the plan.

Information will be available for viewing at the meetings, including exhibits and videos about the planning process. Representatives from the state will be in attendance to discuss the development of the plan and answer questions.

Forms will be provided for submitting written comments.

For those unable to attend the public meeting, written comments will be accepted on the project website at www.txdot.gov using the key words "transportation plan 2035," by e-mail at TPP_txtranplan@dot.state.tx.us, or by mail at Peggy Thurin, Project Manager, Statewide Long-Range Transportation Plan 2035, 4544 Post Oak Place, Suite 224, Houston, TX., 77027.

Anyone with special communication or accommodation needs may call Amy Loos, public information officer, at 361-293-4350. Requests should be made no later than three days prior to the meeting.

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