Announcements

MPO Policy Board Meeting

Wednesday, August 17, 2022
10:30 am.

Meeting Location:
Texas side City Hall
2nd Floor Conference Room
220 Texas Boulevard
Texarkana, Texas 75501

Items on the agenda include but not limited to:

  • FY 2023 Texarkana Urban Transit District (TUTD) Public Transportation Agency Safety Plan (TPASP) Targets
  • FFY 2023 Safety Performance Targets for ARDOT

This open meeting of a governmental entity is subject to the Texas Open Meetings Act (Chapter 551, government Code). This meeting is being conducted in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act [42 USC 12101 (1991)]. The facility is wheelchair accessible and handicap parking is available. Request for sign interpretive services is available upon requests received at least 48 hours prior to the meeting. To make arrangements for these services, please call 903-798-3959, Personnel or (TDD) 1.800.RELAY.TX (1.800.735.2989).

The public is welcome to attend in person or online. Online information is listed below. If you need assistance in attending the meeting in person, please contact the MPO office at (903) 798-3959, at least 2 days prior to the meeting.

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments will satisfy the Program of Projects (POP) requirements

PUBLIC NOTICE


The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is offering a public review and comment period on the Fiscal Year (FY) 2023-2026 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) - Texas portion. The purpose of the comment period is to gather public input on the proposed FY 2023-2026 Texas TIP for the Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Area. The TIP is a 4-year listing of transportation projects and strategies, addressing the region's transportation needs. The FY 2023-2026 Texas TIP identifies both local and state projects, that are supported by local governments and Texas Department of Transportation (TXDOT) which will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program.

The public review and comment period will begin on Wednesday, April 13th and will end Friday, April 22nd. ALL Comments must be received by or postmarked by Friday, April 22, 2022, to be include in the revision.

The FY 2023-2026 Texas TIP is available for comment by contacting the MPO Office at (903) 798-3927. A copy of the TIP can be mailed to you, found on the MPO Website, or obtained at the Texarkana MPO Office. Please call before coming to the MPO office.

Comment forms are available on the MPO website, on the "Contact Us" tab. Comments from the public will be reviewed before the MPO Policy Board considers the document for adoption. Comments will be accepted by mail,email, or fax.

The MPO makes every reasonable effort to accommodate the needs of the public. The documents are published in English. If you have special communication or accommodation needs, or have a need for an interpreter, a request can be made. Please call the MPO at (903)798-3927 at least 4-5 working days prior to the end of the comment period.

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP will satisfy the POP requirements.

Texarkana MPO

PO Box 1967 – 75504
220 Texas Boulevard, 1st Floor
Texarkana, Texas 75501
(903) 798-3927 (telephone)
(903) 798-3773 (fax)
joanne.gray@txkusa.org

Document available for review here.

PUBLIC MEETING

The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) will hold the first of two (2) public meetings to solicit comments for an amendment to the 2045 Texarkana Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP).

Location:
MPO Office
220 Texas Blvd, 1st Floor
Texarkana, TX

Time:
4 PM to 6 PM

First Meeting: Thursday, March 3, 2022
Second Meeting: Thursday, March 17, 2022

The purpose of this meeting is to discuss changes in cost and description of projects in the 2045 MTP. MPO Staff will be present to answer questions and receive comments. All citizens are invited to express their views and discuss the projects.

Those interested in attending the meeting who have special communication or accommodation needs are encouraged to contact us at 903-798-3927 48-hour prior to the meeting. The MPO will make reasonable efforts to accommodate these needs.

The public is encouraged to review and comment on the proposed changes of the 2045 MTP during the thirty (30) day comment period from February 16, 2022, through March 18, 2022.

Comment forms will be available on the MPO website, on the "Contact Us" tab, and at the MPO Office. Comments from the public will be reviewed before the MPO Policy Board considers the document for adoption. Comments will be accepted by mail, email, or fax.

Texarkana MPO

PO Box 1967 – 75504
220 Texas Boulevard, 1st Floor
Texarkana, Texas 75501
(903) 798-3927 (telephone)
(903) 798-3773 (fax)
joanne.gray@txkusa.org

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the 2045 MTP will satisfy the POP requirements.

For your consideration:

MTP Amendment 2 -- Chapter 6
MTP Amendment 2 -- Chapter 8

PUBLIC NOTICE

The Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) is offering a public review and comment period on Amendment Three of the Fiscal Year (FY) 2021-2024 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP) for Arkansas and Texas. The TIP is a 4-year listing of transportation projects and strategies, addressing the region's transportation needs. The FY 2021-2024 TIP identifies both local and state projects, that are supported by local governments and the Departments of Transportation for Arkansas (ARDOT) and Texas (TXDOT) which will be included in the Statewide Transportation Improvement Program (STIP). The Statewide Transportation Improvement Program must be financially constrained. The purpose of the comment period is to gather public input on the proposed revision to the FY 2021-2024 Arkansas and Texas TIPs for the Texarkana Metropolitan Planning Area.
Amendment Three is to add additional Federal Transit Administration, Section 5339 funds to the transit funding for fiscal year 2022.

Arkansas

Bus & Bus Facilities -- Capital -- Rolling Stock

Apportionment YearFY 2019$51,352 Federal$12,838 Local
Apportionment YearFY 2020$53,447 Federal$13,361 Local

Texas

Bus & Bus Facilities -- Capital -- Rolling Stock

Apportionment YearFY 2019$142,787 Federal
Apportionment YearFY 2020$138,982 Federal

The public review and comment period will begin on Wednesday, January 12, 2022, and will end January 21, 2022. ALL written comments must be received by or postmarked by January 21, 2022, to be include in the revision.

The FY 2021-2024 TIPs Amendment Three will be available on the MPO website (Announcement Page) or by contacting the MPO Office at (903) 798-3927. A copy of the TIP amendment can be mailed to you or make an appointment to visit the Texarkana MPO, Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

The documents are published in English. If you have special communication needs a request can be made. Please call the MPO at (903)798-3927 at least 4 working days prior to the end of the comment period. Comment forms will be available on the MPO website, on the "Contact Us" tab. Comments from the public will be reviewed before the MPO Policy Board considers the document for adoption. The MPO is requesting that all comments be submitted by mail, email, or fax due to the COVID-19 and social distancing.

Texarkana MPO

PO Box 1967 – 75504
220 Texas Boulevard, 1st Floor
Texarkana, Texas 75501
(903) 798-3927 (telephone)
(903) 798-3773 (fax)
joanne.gray@txkusa.org

Public notice of public involvement activities and time established for public review and comments on the TIP will satisfy the POP requirements

Documents for Review

Resolution 11, FY2021-24 TIP Amendment 3 ArDOT
Resolution 12 FY2021-24 TIP Amendment 3 TxDOT

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I-30 Widening Project: Four Lane to Six Lane


Atlanta District


Construction Update


Sunday, Oct. 10, 2021, beginning at 5 a.m.:
The I-30 westbound mainline closures will be from west of Summerhill Road to west of Pavilion Parkway. Mainline traffic will be completely stopped for approximately 15-minute increments, after which traffic queues will be cleared. Once traffic resumes normal free-flow status, the process will be repeated, as necessary, until the investigation is completed.

Entrance ramps from the westbound Frontage Road will be closed in the area between the Tourist Information Center and Pavilion Parkway. Ramps will be closed the entire duration.

Traffic can exit the mainlines and travel westbound along the Frontage Road. Traffic will be able to re-enter westbound I-30 at the ramp west of University Avenue. Traffic will be able to access US 59/I-369 by using the turnaround bridge at University Avenue.

Duration of work could change due to inclement weather or other unforeseen problems.

Motorists can check traffic updates by visiting www.drivetexas.org.

The following is a link to TxDOT’s general I-30 Corridor Public Information page: Click Here

The following is a link to the I-30 Widening Project (the project currently under construction) Public Information page: Click Here

We will do our best to keep you updated and informed when there are major changes in the traffic patterns during construction.

Please do your part to help us keep the traveling public safe by watching for changes in traffic patterns and giving 100% of your attention to driving, the task at hand. Encourage your friends and family to do the same.

Drive safely out there!


COVID-19

The MPO office will be closed to the public until further notice. However, you can still contact the MPO Office through telephone, email or mail. Please see 'Contact Us' for contact information.

Links for more information related to what is happening in Texarkana USA, during this time, in regards to closures, meetings, bus schedules, etc.

City of Texarkana, Texas Official Website

Ark-Tex COG on Facebook