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TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX Texas Turnpike Authority Division, TxDOT Agency Update May 4, 2006.

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1 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX Texas Turnpike Authority Division, TxDOT Agency Update May 4, 2006

2 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TxTag Customer Service Center TxTag Customer Service Center opened on April 17 th from project office TxTags are available at: –www.TxTag.org –1.888.GoTxTag

3 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TxTag Customer Service Center This was a soft opening, full functionality will come once permanent Customer Service Center opens –Credit card is the only payment option at this time –Temporary CSC (project office) is not open to public, i.e. people cannot stop by to pick up a tag –Hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

4 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TxTag Customer Service Center Currently have 549 accounts Opening an average of accounts a day Concentration of accounts are in Austin

5 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TxTag Customer Service Center Media Coverage –Article in Sunday’s Austin American Statesman –That led to: Article with Austin Business Journal Mention on KVUE, local ABC news affiliate

6 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TTC-35 Draft Environmental Impact Statement (DEIS) was approved by FHWA on April 4, 2006 DEIS is a narrow study area, approximately 10 miles wide 50+ public meetings will be held in July

7 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TTC-69

8 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TTC-69 Draft of the Environmental Impact Statement is expected later this year Should identify a study area approximately four miles wide

9 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX TTC-69 Issued RFQ in April Proposals are due on June 7 th Likely be similar to TTC-35 in that TxDOT is looking for a strategic partner The CDA process should take approximately 15 months to complete

10 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX Loop 49 Notice to Proceed for the toll systems issued on March 24 th Road scheduled to open to traffic on August 1 Tolling to start in mid-November

11 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX SH 121 – Denton County Environmental approval for tolling received in April Road scheduled to open to traffic on July 1 Tolling to start in August

12 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX Texas Transportation Forum 50th Anniversary of the Interstate System June 8 and 9 in Austin Learn more or register at

13 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX CDA Industry Workshop "CDAs: PPPs Texas Style" Hosted by the Texas Department of Transportation June 5 th, New York City, NY Contact Teresa Lemons for more information Register before May 19 th

14 TEXAS DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION Team TX Thank you! David T. Powell TxDOT – Turnpike Division


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