(Seguin) -- What happens with the future growth of Seguin and Guadalupe County lies in your hands. The public is invited to tonight's November Mobility 2045 Open House discussing regional transportation planning. The meeting is one of four public meetings being hosted by the Alamo Area Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO).
The meetings are designed to talk about the long range transportation needs of the area. According to the U.S. Census, Guadalupe, Comal and Kendall Counties are three of the fastest growing counties in the United States. Bexar County alone will be adding 1.1 million people by 2045. MPO advocates say this will "very likely double the vehicle miles traveled in the region which can impact commute times, congestion, the environment and the overall quality of life of residents in the region."
Metropolitan Planning Organizations like the AAMPO, are required by federal law to update long-range transportation plans at least every five years. The plan is to include all strategies, actions or projects required to safely and efficiently move people and goods across the area. Federal funds cannot be used for transportation projects unless they are included in an adopted long-range plan.
The meetings are BYOD (bring your own device) as participants will be walked through an interactive online activity. The AAMPO, however, will have iPads available for those who need them.
The meeting will be held from 6 to 8 p.m. today at the Seguin Coliseum.