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TxDOT encourages open dialogue on regional transportation needs

By Floyd Miller



The first of three statewide meetings is being held in Abilene on Wednesday, October 8, in the City Council Chambers, 2nd floor of City Hall, 555 Walnut Street . {{more}} Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. for registration with the meeting beginning at 6:30 p.m. TxDOT and local transportation representatives will be on hand to answer questions and provide information on projects and funding, including a brief perspective on regional infrastructure requirements for the future. Leading the panel of TxDOT officials is Amadeo Saenz, executive director of TxDOT. “Based on the Sunset Advisory Commission’s recommendations and a hard look at our own internal efforts, we know we haven’t been as effective in engaging the public as we need to be. This is an excellent opportunity for the citizens of Texas to provide feedback on regional transportation needs,” said Saenz.“The information we bring back will be used to shape our discussions on the future of mobility in Texas .” “This meeting provides the citizens in the region in and around Abilene an excellent venue to talk with TxDOT leaders about transportation issues and projects that affect them,” Kilgore said. “These are your highways and your future and the best way to help TxDOT shape the future of the highway system is with your input.” For further information on the Abilene town hall meeting contact Kilgore at 325/676-6806 or e-mail her at

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