(Orange, Texas)

March 31, 2014

SETRPC to Host Series of Public Meetings beginning Monday, March 31

Special to The Leader
The Orange Leader

ORANGE — The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) will host a series of public meetings beginning Monday, March 31, 2014, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to learn about and comment on the Exempt Project Jefferson-Orange-Hardin Regional Transportation Study (JOHRTS) FY 2015-2018 Transportation Improvement Program.

“This is an opportunity for the public to be directly involved in the process and have their voices heard as we make recommendations to address transportation-related issues that are affecting the southeast Texas region. Public input is an essential part of this process and we want to make sure the needs of our region are properly addressed,” said Bob Dickinson, Director of Transportation and Environmental Resources for SETRPC.      

The 30-day public comment period is being held March 18 through April 16, 2014.  The public is encouraged to attend a meeting or provide written comments by 5:00 PM, April 16, 2014. Four public meetings will be held in Port Arthur, Lumberton, Beaumont, and Orange at the following locations:   


Monday, March 31, 2014 - 4:00 PM

West Side Development Center, 601-A W. Rev. Dr. Ransom Howard St., Port Arthur

Tuesday, April 1, 2014 - 5:00 PM

Lumberton City Hall, 836 North Main, Lumberton

Wednesday, April 2, 2014 - 10:00 AM

RC Miller Memorial Library, 1605 Dowlen Road, Beaumont

Monday, April 7, 2014 - 3:00 PM

Orange Public Library, 220 North 5th Street, Orange

These meetings are designed to solicit the public’s ideas and input on proposed transportation improvement projects planned for the southeast Texas area. All meetings are the same and are not restricted to a specific area.  The public is strongly encouraged to be an active part of this process by selecting a meeting day and time that fits their schedule.  For more information or for special needs requests (48 hours), please contact Bob Dickinson at (409) 899-8444 extension 7520 or