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Brownsville Adopts First Citywide BTX Mobility Plan

The BTX Mobility Plan pulls together elements to make the City’s approach to transportation growth planning and goals more cohesive.

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The groundbreaking BTX Mobility Plan is designed to serve as a roadmap for the City, guiding the development of safe, efficient, and effective transportation systems that promote the welfare of our community. Bgd image courtesy of the City of Brownsville. Image for illustration purposes
The groundbreaking BTX Mobility Plan is designed to serve as a roadmap for the City, guiding the development of safe, efficient, and effective transportation systems that promote the welfare of our community. Bgd image courtesy of the City of Brownsville. Image for illustration purposes

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BROWNSVILLE, Texas– The City on the Border, by the Sea, and Beyond, now has its first Mobility Transportation Plan as Brownsville continues to nurture its thriving community. The Brownsville CityCommission recently unanimously adopted the Brownsville Mobility Plan (BTX Mobility Plan) in an effort to support the City’s continued growth and enhance mobility including Bike, Pedestrian, Bus Transit, Airport, Road and intelligent infrastructure systems for the benefit of its current and future residents and businesses.

The groundbreaking BTX Mobility Plan is designed to serve as a roadmap for the City, guiding the development of safe, efficient, and effective transportation systems that promote the welfare of our community.

“The BTX Mobility Plan is a testament to our commitment to progress, ensuring that our beautiful Citycontinues to thrive while prioritizing the well-being of our residents,” said John Cowen, Jr., Brownsville City Mayor. “We are looking forward to implementing these recommendations and embarking on a journey to a more connected and sustainable Brownsville.”

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“Our Citywide Mobility Plan is a pivotal step towards ensuring our future by planning for complete streets,bicycle lanes, trails, transit, pedestrian safety and emerging technology,” said Helen Ramirez, AICP,Brownsville City Manager. “Brownsville continues to experience significant growth in both residential andcommercial sectors, along with a steady increase in population. This plan that will help ensure that we plan for safe and appropriate infrastructure as we grow our City, which currently benefits from 15-minute travel times.

With continued economic growth driving our Community needs, Brownsville City leaders understand and support this crucial plan for a sustainable and robust transportation network.

The BTX Mobility Plan encompasses a comprehensive set of recommendations, addressing various modes of transportation, including:

  1. Roadways: The plan outlines strategies for the expansion and improvement of road networks to accommodate increased traffic and provide more convenient and efficient access across the City.
  2. Transit Systems: It emphasizes the need for improved public transit options, ensuring that residents have reliable, accessible, and affordable means of transportation within the City.
  3. Bicycle and Pedestrian Infrastructure: Prioritizing safety and accessibility for cyclists and pedestrians, the plan promotes the development of bike lanes, pedestrian-friendly sidewalks, and multi-use paths.
  4. Freight and Rail: The plan acknowledges the importance of efficient freight and rail systems to support economic growth and trade.
  5. Emerging Mobility Innovation: Recognizing the ever-evolving landscape of transportation technology, the plan integrates forward-thinking approaches to mobility, that may at some point include innovations like autonomous vehicles and ride sharing.

The BTX Mobility Plan has been developed by the City of Brownsville Multimodal Transportation with extensive community input, aligning with the desires and needs of residents. It reflects our shared visionfor a future where transportation is not just a means to an end but an essential element that enriches the quality of life in our vibrant City.

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The City of Brownsville encourages all residents, business owners, and stakeholders to review the full details of the BTX Mobility Plan, which included extensive community input and is available at https://www.brownsvilletx.gov/DocumentCenter/View/13680/BTX- Mobility-Plan-.

The City of Brownsville asks its residents and businesses for their continued support and engagement as it is vital as we work together to make Brownsville an even better place to live, work, and play.

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