Since 2007, RECA has supported the inclusion of the following road projects in the Capital Metropolitan Planning Organization’s (CAMPO) long range comprehensive plan and continues to advocate these roads as critically important to our region’s long-term mobility:
The U.S. Department of Transportation requires large metropolitan areas to establish a metropolitan planning organization (MPO) to plan transportation projects and allocate federal fuel tax revenue that flow back to states. Our MPO is the Capital Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (CAMPO). CAMPO policy decisions are made by the Transportation Policy Board comprised of city and county elected officials from the five jurisdictions in the CAMPO area.
Every MPO is required to have a 20-year long range comprehensive plan that is updated every five years. Currently our region is operating under the 2035 plan. The 2040 plan update is underway and RECA is involved to make sure the plan meets our long-range needs.
Project Connect, a collaborative initiative between CAMPO, the City of Austin, Lone Star Rail District and Capital Metro, is the high-capacity transit vision for the region. The vision focuses solely on urban rail, commuter rail, and rapid bus.