Public participation and agency coordination are critical elements of Project Pegasus. The process will involve individuals, neighborhoods, community and special interest groups, agency representatives, and policy leaders. The objective is to build consensus for a Locally Preferred Alternative (LPA) for the IH 30 and IH 35E corridors.

Meetings and activities will be scheduled to coincide with project milestones. The following goals will guide the public and agency involvement program:

  • Inform, educate, and actively involve agencies and the public.
  • Create opportunities for early and continuing community and agency participation in the decision-making process.
  • Maintain accountability, credibility, and responsibility throughout the study.
  • Include traditionally underserved and underrepresented groups in the process.
  • Strive for consensus among inevitable competing interests.

Two work groups (described below) will provide input for consideration by the project team, policy leaders, and TxDOT. The participation of the public will guide the project development process. TxDOT will have the final decision-making responsibility.

  • Community Work Group - The Community Work Group represents the range of diverse interests in the study area. These persons volunteer their time to act as liaisons between the project team and their representative organizations, and offer input on issues and potential solutions on behalf of their organization. The group will have the following responsibilities: monitor the study process from a community perspective, highlight potential issues and concerns specific to their interest, coordinate study activities among their groups, disseminate information and generate study interest throughout the community, and offer strategies to resolve issues between competing interests. All Community Work Group meetings are open to the public. For times and locations, click here.
  • Project Coordination Work Group - This staff-support work group is composed of representatives from agencies and local governments that have a role in funding, permitting, and/or planning/implementing any proposed transportation improvements. This group will offer policy decisions and guide the technical development of the project, receive and assess reports on project development, coordinate with their respective agencies, and provide oversight of major activities associated with the project.

Opportunities for active participation from the public will be provided throughout the study.

  • Public Meetings and Hearings - Four series of Open Houses with accompanying Public Meetings/Hearings are planned. Each series will include two meetings, identical in content. This will allow more opportunity to attend the meetings. If you would like to receive a notice for the next series of Public Meetings, go here and sign up. You can also check the events calendar on this website.
  • Project Newsletter - Four editions of the Freeway Flyer newsletter will be published to help keep people informed of the project development, progress and the dates, time, and locations of future public meetings. If you would like to be added to the mailing list to receive the next newsletter, go here.
  • Project Informational Packet - Project informational packets have been developed to help promote and initiate awareness for the project. These packets have been distributed to various locations along the project such as city offices, chambers of commerce, local libraries, and retail/office sites.
  • Presentations - The study team will make presentations to various community organizations upon request. If you would like a presentation about Project Pegasus, please Email pp-presentation@projectpegasus.org.
  • Project Display/Kiosk - A portable project kiosk will be on display at public locations within the project study area to help people remain informed about the project's existence, purpose, need, and progress. If you would like information about the kiosk, please click Here.

The meetings for the Community work Group (CWG) are scheduled for the third Tuesday of every other month, beginning in February 2002. CWG meetings were held on the following dates:

  • February 19, 2002
  • April 16, 2002
  • June 18, 2002
  • August 20, 2002
  • October 15, 2002
  • December 17, 2002
  • February 18, 2003
  • April 15, 2003
  • June 17, 2003
  • August 19, 2003
  • October 28, 2003

Public Meeting Schedule – No public meetings or hearings are currently scheduled.

Public Meetings were held in November 2001, May 2002, and January 2003.

A Public Hearing was held in February 2005.