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Workshop seeks input on statewide shipping needs

Posted Nov. 30, 2018

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TxDOT is conducting workshops to help enhance the efficiency and safety of freight moving through Texas.

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is hosting a series of statewide freight workshops to solicit input from freight shippers, carriers, facility operators and the general public about truck parking and freight infrastructure design issues, needs and potential solutions. The workshops will feature displays and a brief presentation and opportunity to provide feedback.

One of the meetings is scheduled for 8:30-11 a.m. Dec. 11 at TCC-Alliance Airport, 2301 Horizon Drive in Fort Worth.

TxDOT is conducting two studies that focus on truck parking and freight infrastructure design issues and solutions. These studies are part of the Texas Freight Mobility Plan implementation. The purpose of the truck parking study is to assess and address truck parking needs with practical, innovative and cost-effective strategies. Texas’ transportation system was built over multiple decades; even now, some of our roadways are not up to today’s standards. Infrastructure design such as pavement, bridges, intersections and access to multimodal facilities will also be studied.

Interested attendees are asked to register for the workshop and take a quick online survey about truck parking and infrastructure design issues.

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