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Regional planning organizations based in Austin and San Antonio are holding public hearings on updates to their four-year plans for transportation infrastructure spending.

The schedules include meetings in Lockhart, Kyle and Dripping Springs.

The Capital Area Metropolitan Organization and the Alamo Area Metropolitan Organization are sifting through project funding requests from cities and counties along the Interstate 35 corridor for inclusion in their 2017-2020 Transportation Improvement Programs. The plans are due to the Texas Department of Transportation in June.

CAMPO — which covers Hays, Caldwell, Bastrop, Travis, Williamson and Burnet counties — is holding a series of come-and-go public meetings through March 17. The projects will be culled and prioritized by the organization’s transportation policy board, chaired by Hays County Pct. 3 Commissioner Will Conley.

Comments on proposed spending within the CAMPO footprint can be submitted online through April 15.

CAMPO public meetings

Lockhart Public Library, Fireplace Room
4-7 p.m. Monday, March 7
217 Main Street, Lockhart

Kyle Public Library
4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 10
550 Opal Lane, Kyle

Cedar Park Public Library
4-7 p.m. Monday, March 14
550 Discovery Blvd., Cedar Park

Austin Public Library, University Hills branch
4-7 p.m. Tuesday, March 15
4721 Loyola Lane, Austin

Dripping Springs City Hall
4-7 p.m. Wednesday, March 16
511 Mercer Street, Dripping Springs

Georgetown Parks & Recreation headquarters
4-7 p.m. Thursday, March 17
1101 N. College St., Georgetown

Covering Bexar, Comal and Guadalupe counties, the Alamo Area MPO is considering 40 requests totaling $400 million for about $100 million in anticipated funding during the next four fiscal years. Project priorities will be finalized this spring by the organization’s transportation policy board, chaired by San Antonio City Council member Ray Lopez.

The deadline for submitting comments online to the Alamo Area MPO is midnight tonight.

Alamo Area MPO public meeting

Guadalupe County Coliseum
6-8 p.m. Thursday, March 3

950 S. Austin St., Seguin


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