Public Meetings to focus on area transportation needs

Published 9:07 am Monday, November 16, 2015

The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) will host a series of public meetings beginning Monday, Nov. 16, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to learn about and comment on the Revised JOHRTS 2015-2018 TIP and the Revised JOHRTS MTP 2040.

“This is an opportunity for the public to be directly involved in the process and have their voices heard as we make recommendations to address transportation-related issues that are affecting the southeast Texas region. Public input is an essential part of this process and we want to make sure the needs of our region are properly addressed,” says Bob Dickinson, Director of Transportation and Environmental Resources for SETRPC.

The 30-day public comment period is being held October 28 through November 26, 2015. The public is encouraged to attend a meeting or provide written comments by 5:00 PM, November 26, 2015. Four public meetings will be held in Beaumont, Lumberton, Port Arthur, and Vidor at the following locations:

  • Monday, November 16 – 3 p.m., SETRPC Office, 2210 Eastex Freeway, Beaumont
  • Tuesday, November 17, 2015 – 3 p.m., City Hall, 836 North Main Street, Lumberton
  • Wednesday, November 18, 2015 – 3 p.m., Port Arthur Transit Service Center, 327 Dallas Ave., Port Arthur
  • Thursday, November 19, 2015 – 3 p.m., City Hall, 1395 North Main Street, Vidor

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These meetings are designed to solicit the public’s ideas and input on proposed transportation improvement projects planned for the southeast Texas area. All meetings are the same and are not restricted to a specific area.  The public is strongly encouraged to be an active part of this process by selecting a meeting day and time that fits their schedule. For more information or for special needs requests (48 hours), please contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 extension 7520 or

SETRPC is designated as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Jefferson-Orange-Hardin Regional Transportation Study (JOHRTS) area.  SETRPC, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, local governments and other interested parties, facilitates the regional multi-modal transportation planning process.