Wednesday, February 14, 2007

TxDOT again attempts to put lipstick on a pig

TxDOT open house will educate travelers

February 14, 2007

Austin Business Journal
Copyright 2007

Confused by what the term "managed lanes" means? The Texas Department of Transportation is ready to explain.

TxDOT is holding an open-house meeting Tuesday Feb. 20, at the Thompson Conference Center at the University of Texas.

The meeting will be held from 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.

TxDOT will have presentations to teach attendees about managed lanes, and printed resources will be available. TxDOT personnel will be on hand to answer questions as will members from the Texas Transportation Institute.

"Managed lanes have been effective at offering travel choices on several urban highways around the country," says Ginger Goodin, research engineer at TTI. "Managed lanes hold promise for providing congestion relief on several Texas highways, including MoPac and I-35, but most Texans are unfamiliar with them because they are a relatively new concept."

Information on managed lanes in other cities, such as San Diego, Denver and Houston, will also be available at the open house.

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