CAMPO to hold open house on Regional Arterials Study
The Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO) will be hosting a come and go style open house on Monday, June 17 to share information on the Regional Arterials Study, the MoKan/Northeast Subregional Plan, and the Transportation Demand Management Plan.
Every five years, Metropolitan Planning Organizations are required by federal law to adopt a long-range transportation plan, commonly known as the Regional Transportation Plan (RTP). Development of the CAMPO 2045 Transportation Plan is underway. This Plan is a multimodal approach to addressing congestion and transportation needs over the next 25 years. The Plan will include roads, transit, active transportation options such as walking and biking, and also examine new technologies, travel strategies and choices that maximize the use of current transportation infrastructure.
The plans that will inform the 2045 Plan include:
- The Regional Arterials Study will provide mobility choices that are safe, convenient, reliable and efficient. Arterials are roadways that connect to freeways, local streets, and destinations. The plan will build on local planning efforts and take a regional focus on these roadways that serve as major corridors and vital role in connecting people and places. County Road 122 in Round Rock is an example of a road that may be included in this study.
- As a part of the study, CAMPO is conducting a subregional study to evaluate potential concepts and improvements for the MoKan corridor, as well as other arterials within the northeast subregion. Using elements of CAMPO’s Platinum Planning process, the study aims to explore opportunities for improving regional connectivity by evaluating multimodal concepts for the MoKan corridor, as well as analyzing mobility needs on other selected corridors in the subregion. US 79 from eastern Round Rock to the east Taylor Bypass Interchange will be examined in this study.
- The Transportation Demand Management (TDM) Plan, in partnership with Movability Austin, will look at alleviating congestion during peak travel times using a variety of strategies. These strategies focus on commuter behavior choices, technology, and options provided by employers or government entities, rather than solely focusing on infrastructure changes, to relieve congested transportation networks. Examples of TDM include: ridesharing, using real-time information updates, thoughtful land use policy and development, multimodal transportation options and allowing flexible work schedules.
Allen R. Baca Center
301 W. Bagdad
Monday, June 17
4:00 to 7:00 p.m.
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