The Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) staff will conduct Traffic Congestion and Safety Workshops at the Seguin-Guadalupe County Coliseum (950 S. Austin St., Seguin, TX) on June 16, at the New Braunfels Civic Center (375 S. Castell Ave., New Braunfels, TX) on June 17 and at the Boerne Civic Center (820 Adler Rd., Boerne, TX) on June 19. Residents that drive, walk, ride or use transit are encouraged to join the MPO at these important public meetings as we update the region’s long range transportation plan.
Each workshop will begin at 6:00 p.m. and all will be similar in content and format. Attendees will receive an MPO overview briefing and then will be asked to share their traffic congestion concerns during a mapping exercise. Participants will tell the MPO where, when and for how long they experience traffic congestion. Next, participants will do a second mapping exercise sharing their concerns about safety issues related to traveling throughout their neighborhood, city and the region.
In 2012, Alamo Area drivers suffered 52,990 vehicle crashes resulting in 23,179 injuries and 218 fatalities. The MPO has been working with the Texas Department of Transportation’s Crash Records Information System (CRIS) and now has 2010-2012 crash data available on its website under the safety section.
About MPOs: Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) are created by federal law to provide a comprehensive, cooperative and continuous transportation planning process that brings our region over $200 million annually in state and federal transportation funding for roadway, transit, rideshare, bicycle and pedestrian projects. For more information on the MPO, please visit our website at www.alamoareampo.org.