NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC: Texas Department of Transportation Meeting Regarding the Creation of a Regional Mobility Authority

The Texas Department of Transportation (the "Department") will conduct a public hearing to receive comments on the proposed formation of the Camino Real Regional Mobility Authority (the "Camino Real RMA") by the City of El Paso (the "City").

On May 15, 2006, the City filed a revised petition requesting authorization from the Texas Transportation Commission to form the Camino Real RMA. As proposed, the Camino Real RMA would encompass the boundary of the City, and would be governed by a board of directors of up to seven members. Six of the board members would be appointed by the City Council. In addition to the board members appointed by the City, the presiding officer of the board will be appointed by the Governor. The Camino Real RMA's initial project is an approximately seven (7) mile project known as the Border Highway West Project, which is intended to complete the outer Loop 375 by extending the existing terminus of the Loop 375 at the downtown area westward to Interstate Highway 10 (I-10) at the US 85/NM273 interchange.

Pursuant to Title 43 Texas Administrative Code, 26.12, the Department will hold a public hearing on the date, time, and location indicated below to receive public comments and assess the level of public support concerning the proposed Camino Real RMA:

Monday June 12, 2006 at 6:00 p.m.
El Paso City Hall, City Council Chambers
2 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor
El Paso, Texas 79901

All interested citizens are invited to attend the public hearing and to provide input. Those desiring to make official comments may register starting at 5:30 p.m. Oral and written comments may be presented at the public hearing, or written comments may be submitted by mail. To be included in the official record of the public hearing, written comments must be received by 5:00 p.m. on June 22, 2006. Written comments should be mailed to: Doug Woodall P.E., Director of Turnpike Planning and Development, Texas Turnpike Authority Division, Texas Department of Transportation, 125 E. 11th Street, Austin, Texas 78701-2483.

Persons with disabilities who plan to attend the public hearing and who may need auxiliary aids or services such as interpreters for persons who are deaf or hearing impaired, readers, large print, or Braille, are requested to contact the El Paso City Clerk's Office at (915) 541-4127, at least two (2) business days prior to the hearing, so that appropriate arrangements can be made.

A copy of the City of El Paso's petition to the Texas Transportation Commission is available for inspection at the Office of the City Clerk, El Paso City Hall, 2 Civic Center Plaza, 2nd Floor, El Paso, Texas 79901.