• FHWA Fact Sheets

    FHWA recently published several fact sheets explaining the challenges and opportunities available under the new Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act, also known as the “FAST Act”. We’ve added links to them on our MPO 101 page. You can also visit the FHWA Fast Act page to download presentations or obtain a copy of the legislation. Contained in

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  • Austin Police using buses to spot distracted drivers

    The way they did it was by using spotters on a CapMetro bus. The spotters worked with 12 motorcycle cops spaced along the interstate to pull people over as the spotters looked for violators. “As we would drive down, the two spotters if they spotted a violation they would then call out the car, the

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  • Heights plans to expand sidewalks

    Heights plans to expand sidewalks

    City Manager David Mitchell said grant funding offered through the Federal Highway Administration’s Transportation Alternatives Program and approved by the Killeen-Temple Metropolitan Organization could expand the project. “We felt like this would be a great opportunity to potentially expand the scope of that work,” Mitchell said. Read more at the Killeen Daily Herald

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  • KTMPO seeks information from cyclists and pedestrians.

    On January 19th, 2016, the Bicycle and Pedestrian Advisory Committee, also known as BPAC was established with the purpose of improving the bicycle and walking mobility within the Killeen-Temple region. Currently, BPAC has 14 voting members that represent both bicycle and pedestrian needs. Members include local government officials, stakeholder groups and citizen representatives. In order

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  • Falling Oil Prices Leading to Drop in Texas Road Funding

    “For the 2016 budget year, which started in September, Texas is pouring $1.1 billion in oil and gas severance taxes into the State Highway Fund. That was based on collections from the previous year. But with oil prices plummeting, those transfers are expected to tumble to a total of $594 million in fiscal 2017 before

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  • Category 9 Call for Projects Q&A

    Below is the link to the Transportation Alternatives Program/Category 9 Call for Projects questions with responses from the proposer’s conference held on February 1st, 2016. Category 9 Questions with Responses.

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  • Call for Projects – Transportation Alternatives Program

    PUBLIC NOTICE   The Central Texas Council of Governments, on behalf of the Killeen–Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization, is soliciting project proposals for: Federal Highway Administration Transportation Alternatives Program (FY 15/16/17)  General Information: The Killeen–Temple Metropolitan Planning Organization hereinafter referred to as KTMPO serves as the planning organization for the federally designated Transportation Management Area located

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  • Public Comment Period for TIP/MTP Amendments

    KTMPO is seeking the following amendments to the 2040 Metropolitan Transportation Plan (MTP) and FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program (TIP): Amendment Summaries: Statewide Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) The Cities of Belton and Nolanville and the Village of Salado were awarded Transportation Alternatives Program (TAP) funds through TxDOT’s 2015 Statewide TAP Call for Projects. Below is

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  • Obama Signs Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act

    On Thursday,  December 4th, 2015, Senate approved a five-year, $305 billion highway bill that calls for spending approximately $205 billion on highways and $48 billion on transit projects over the next five years. Fixing America’s Surface Transportation Act (FAST), the first long term national transportation spending package in a decade, passed by a 83-16 tally. On December

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  • Proposition 1 Funding Available

    Our Technical Committee will review two projects that are proposed for inclusion in our MTP. TxDOT has allocated Prop 1 money for our region, and will be hearing input and recommendations from our Technical Committee and Policy Board. Members of the public are more than welcome to attend and offer their comments, too! 1st Street

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