Mobility Investment Priorities Project First Year Report
This report was presented to the Texas Transportation Commission and the Texas Legislature on August 31, 2012. Download the First Year Report.
Mobility Investment Priorities Project
Public Engagement Report
This report was presented to the Texas Transportation Commission on May 31, 2012. Download the Public Engagement Report.
This report was approved on February 23, 2012, by the Texas Transportation Commission. Links to the report are as follows:
- Executive Summary
- Full Report
- Early Recommendations Report with Metro Area Chapters
For more information, contactTimothy J. Lomax, Ph.D., P.E.
Senior Research Engineer
email@example.com William R. Stockton, Ph.D., P.E.
Executive Associate Agency Director
What we are doing and why
Traffic congestion in Texas is choking our highways and choking our economy, making it harder to buy what we need and harder to keep or find a job. In our most congested cities, lost time and wasted fuel are now costing us nearly $10 billion a year. And beyond the economic costs, traffic delays rob us of time we would rather spend with family and friends.
Recognizing the growing urgency of this problem, the Texas Legislature has set aside $300 million to get the state’s highest-priority roadway projects moving. As part of that effort, the Legislature directed the Texas Transportation Institute to help TxDOT and local agencies do two things:
- Advance those projects that can do the most to improve mobility and strengthen local economies in the most congested regions – Houston, Dallas-Fort Worth, Austin and San Antonio – not only through new construction, but also through better traffic and demand management.
- Identify the most publicly-acceptable options to pay for the state's most urgent congestion-relief projects.
The population in Texas is growing and transportation revenue sources are shrinking, creating a gap between mobility needs and solutions that grows wider with each passing day. The Mobility Investment Priorities project is designed to assist state leaders in their efforts to close that gap.