Organizations, developers, government entities and more, often seek public input on a project they are hoping to complete.
These projects can vary and have different affects on different people — the direct neighbors, in-direct neighbors, those who have to travel on a specific road twice a day just to get to work or school. And often times those who are involved in the project host public meetings seeking input from those very people that are affected.
More often than not those meetings go unattended, lightly attended or in some cases heavily attended, depending on the topic.
But that shouldn’t be the case. The amount of attendance shouldn’t vary. The community has a right to voice their opinions and help to create a change that is best for all involved.
Texas Department of Transportation is hosting a meeting later this week to discuss the I-10 expansion project that spans from Loop 1604 to SH130.
This project is going to effect everyone that drives on I-10 or even near the highway.
“The public involvement for TxDOT is crucial. We’re always interested in seeking what the public feels about what we’re doing and to get their feedback,” TxDOT public information office Hernan Rozemberg said.
Whether its roads, homes, businesses, it’s that feedback that can make the difference in how you drive, how you live and how the community around you will change.