TxDOT Releases First Rural Transportation Plan

Small farm-to-market roads that once primarily took farmers to town and their children to country schools are now bustling with traffic, and the state's transportation agency is developing a plan to serve the increasing needs of rural Texans.

TxDOT released the state’s first transportation plan for rural areas last week, intending it to serve as a “blueprint” for the development of future transportation projects and services in rural areas through 2035 as more funding becomes available.

"That little, two-lane FM roadway that used to just be for farmers and ranchers is now carrying thousands of people a day ...

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