The Thanksgiving holiday is undoubtedly the
busiest travel time of the year. Based on historical and recent travel
trends, transportation analytics company INRIX, predicts the most
holiday traffic in these local hotspots as soon as Monday evening,
November 25, as commuters and holiday travelers mix.
Tidbits and tips for the
2019 Thanksgiving travel season
The Alamo Area MPO GIS team highlighted
cutting-edge GIS techniques to over 60 students and facility in
attendance at the University of Texas - San Antonio's 2019 GIS Day
event! Sponsored by UTSA’s Political Science and Geography Departments
and organized by Dr. Nazgol Bagheri, the event showcased six
presentations with geography trivia and networking opportunities. Some
of the presentation titles included: Vision Zero – Using GIS to Save Lives,
Modelling a Utility Network in GIS and the AAMPO’s
Empowering Citizens with GIS. The event was a huge
success and we look forward to being part of next year’s event!
The City of New Braunfels is developing a Public
Transit Study. Funded through the MPO's planning funds, the study of
fixed route transit service will look at whether public transportation
along a prescribed route and on a set schedule is a viable transportation
option for the community.
New Braunfels is the nation's second-fastest
growing large city by percentage, according to the U.S. Census Bureau.
It gains about 15 new residents every day.
Emerging transportation technologies (ETT) like
drone delivery are coming. Give TxDOT your input on
ETTs as the state's Department of Transportation plans for
2050. Survey closes this Friday, November 15!
Stop by SA Tomorrow's Drop In Community Hours to
share your ideas for the future of the Eastside Community Area. The
project manager will be available to answer questions, share
information about the planning process, and listen to your ideas for
the future of the Eastside Community Area. Find out more.
Try out an e-assist bike
on this month's Mission Heritage Ride
San Antonio Bike Share is organizing an eBike
demo ride Saturday, November 23, 2019 at 10:00 AM starting at
Confluence Park. Use the new transportation mode on this historic
journey to learn about the history of Spanish Colonial Texas and
explore the grounds of the mission compounds.
The ride only requires a $10 donation, which
includes a monthly pass to San Antonio Bike Share as a thank you.
The next Technical Advisory
Committee meeting will be held on December 6, 2019, at 1:30
PM at the TxDOT District Office in the Building 2 Hearing Room, 4615 NW
Loop 410, San Antonio, Texas 78229.
The Transportation Policy Board
will combine its November and December meetings and will meet on
Monday, December 9, 2019, at 1:30 PM at VIA Metro Center, 1021 San
Pedro Avenue, San Antonio, Texas 78212.
The Bicycle Mobility Advisory
Committee will not meet in December. Its next regularly
scheduled meeting will be held on January 8, 2020, at 9:00 AM at the
MPO Office located at 825 South St. Mary's Street, San Antonio, Texas
As a reminder, you can watch meetings of the
Transportation Policy Board live online at alamoareampo.org/mpolive.
Meetings are also indexed the following day and available for you to
view 24 hours a day 7 days a week after the meeting concludes.