Public encouraged to provide comments on the proposed JOHRTS MTP 2045

Published 9:43 am Monday, September 10, 2018

“SETRPC to Host Series of Public Meetings beginning Monday, September 10


Beaumont — The South East Texas Regional Planning Commission (SETRPC) will host a series of public meetings beginning Monday, September 10, 2018, providing citizens in Jefferson, Orange and Hardin Counties the opportunity to learn about and comment on the Proposed JOHRTS MTP-2045.

“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 17-day public comment period is being held September 10 – September 26, 2018. The public is encouraged to attend a meeting or provide written comments by 5 p.m., September 26, 2018.

Four public meetings will be held in Orange, Port Arthur, Lumberton, and Beaumont at the following locations:


Monday, September 10, 2018 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM

City of Orange Library, 220 5th Street, Orange, TX


Tuesday, September 11, 2018 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM

Bowers Civic Center, 3401 Cultural Center Drive, Port Arthur, TX


Wednesday, September 12, 2018 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM

City Hall, 836 North Main Street, Lumberton, TX


Thursday, September 13, 2018 – 3:00 to 5:00 PM

MCM Elegante Hotel, Fountainview Room, 2355 I-10 South, Beaumont, TX

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

SETRPC is designated as the Metropolitan Planning Organization (MPO) for the Jefferson-Orange-Hardin Regional Transportation Study (JOHRTS) area.  SETRPC, in conjunction with the Texas Department of Transportation, local governments and other interested parties, facilitates the regional multi-modal transportation planning process.