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Title: Team Texas Agency Update May 4, 2006


1
Team Texas Agency Update
May 4, 2006
2
The Regional Transportation Challenge for Bexar
County
  • Our Charge
  • Accelerate critical projects, reducing completion
    time by years over the traditional method
  • Provide Local Control and decision-making on
    transportation issues
  • Use new financing and private partnering
    opportunities to advance transportation solutions
  • There will always be a choice motorists will
    always have a choice between tolled and
    non-tolled lanes
  • The tolled system will be reliable, dependable,
    and will save you time

3
The Regional Transportation Challenge for Bexar
County

Economic Growth Employment 75 percent growth
(2030) Toyota Plant and 21 on-site
suppliers Expanding/high growth
sectors Biotechnology Health services Financial H
igher education
Population Growth 1.42 million residents (year
2000) 2.39 million residents (year 2030) 1
million new residents 68 percent growth
4
The Regional Transportation Challenge for Bexar
County

International Trade 50 percent of export/import
traffic with Mexico flows through
region NAFTA-related traffic growing
exponentially IH 35 truck traffic growing 15
percent/year NAFTA-related rail traffic growing
6 percent annually Freight rail traffic in
region expected to double by 2025
Military Base Realignment and Closures
(BRAC) net gain of 4,000 military
employees Fort Sam Houston Americas hub for
joint enlisted medical training 13-14,000 new
workers and students 5,000 families 2 billion
in new construction
5
The Regional Transportation Challenge for Bexar
County

Regional Trade Corridors/Hurricane Routes San
Antonio served as a mass evacuation center
(Houston, New Orleans, Gulf Coast) during recent
hurricane season Regional corridors IH 10, IH
37, and US 281 proved inadequate for the
demand These are also important regional trade
and statewide connectivity corridors.
6
Solutions Today
  • Since 2003, the Bexar County region has taken
    advantage of a number of new tools to help
    accelerate transportation projects in this
    region
  • Regional Mobility Authorities
  • Advanced Transportation District
  • Pass Through Financing
  • Texas Mobility Fund
  • Proposition 14 Bonding Authority
  • Federal Earmarks

7
San Antonio / Bexar County MPO 25 Year Plan (2004)
8
San Antonio / Bexar County MPO 25 Year Plan (2006)
Approximately 100 Million May Be Available in
ATD STP-MM Funds

9
Status Update

  • From the November Texas Transportation Commission
    Meeting
  • Received Development Authority on State Highway
    16
  • Received Development Authority on IH 35
  • Received Development Authority on Wurzbach
    Parkway at US 281 Interchange

10
Status Update

  • In Partnership with TxDOT
  • Executed Financial Assistance Agreements for
    Project Development on
  • SH 16
  • IH 35
  • Wurzbach Parkway at US 281

11
Status Update


State Highway 16 Bandera Road Project
Boundaries Loop 410 to Loop 1604 Schedule
Start Public Meetings and Public Input
Process This Summer Start Design
Evaluation This Summer Start
Environmental Review Process This
Summer
12
Status Update


Wurzbach Parkway at US 281 Project Boundaries
1.7 mile unfunded segment Schedule Start Public
Meetings and Public Input Process This
Summer Start Design Evaluation This
Summer Start Environmental Review
Process This Summer, in cooperation
with TxDOT
13
Status Update


IH 35 Project Boundaries County Line into the
Central Business District Schedule
Start input meetings with communities to
determine segment order and priority
Working with the San Antonio Bexar County
MPO to restore funding for this project
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15
Status Update

  • Public Involvement and Outreach
  • Engaging in Public Forums throughout Bexar County
  • Preparing a Speakers Bureau for presentations
  • Redesigning the AlamoRMA Appearance
  • Increased community dialogue and discussion

16
Status Update
Media Received Sunday Editorial Page Coverage
by the San Antonio Express-News


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Team Texas Agency Update
May 4, 2006
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