SAFER71 PROGRESS UPDATES

Safer71 has been working diligently to advocate on behalf of residents in the area.  The below is a history of their activities to date:

October 28, 2018

Dr. Michael Babineaux killed in fatal crash on SH 71, spurring the formation of Safer71.

November 7, 2018
Initial meeting of Safer71 volunteers, resolution to form non-profit and establish a charter to improve road safety in Travis County.  Greg Short appointed as President of Safer 71.

November 13, 2018

Safer71 presents to the Travis County Commissioners Court in opposition to the proposed road enhancements associated with the Bee Creek Sports Complex.

November 15, 2018

Safer71 meets with Lakeway Mayor and City manager to discuss mutual opportunities to improve road safety in the region.

November 26, 2018

Safer71 meets with Bee Cave Mayor and City manager to discuss mutual opportunities to improve road safety in the region.

November 28, 2018

Safer71 leads efforts to participate in the CAMPO public input process for their regional arterial plan and CAMPO 2045 comprehensive transportation plan.

November 29, 2018

Safer71 meets with Commissioner Gerald Daugherty to discuss potential improvements to SH 71 West.

December 12, 2018

Safer71 meets with CAMPO and TxDOT to learn more about the funding and selection process for road projects in Texas.

December 12, 2018

Safer71 meets with CAMPO, TxDOT, and Commissioner Gerald Daugherty to review a list of projects identified by Safer71 for short, medium, and long-term improvements to SH 71 West.

December 20, 2018   

Bee Cave Police utilize STEP grant funds to provide additional enforcement activities on SH 71 West over the holiday period.

 

December 28, 2018

Safer71 meets with Representative-Elect Vikki Goodwin of District 47 to discuss mutual opportunities to improve road safety in the region.

December 31, 2018    

Safer71 provided formal response in the Phase 2 public comment period to the CAMPO Regional Arterial Plan and CAMPO2045 plan addressing the needs of SH 71 West.

January 4, 2019         

TxDOT hosts a meeting with Safer71 and Commissioner Gerald Daugherty to respond to the items presented on December 12, 2018.

January 9, 2019         

Safer71 meets with DPS and TCSO Precinct 3, to discuss enforcement and resource availability on SH 71 West.

January 22, 2019        

Safer71 meets with Travis County District Attorney’s office to review laws and due process related to prosecution of vehicular accidents resulting in manslaughter or aggravated assault causing serious bodily harm in Travis County.

January 24, 2019        

Safer 71 meets with Stacy Suits, Travis County Constable Precinct 3, to discuss enforcement and resource availability on SH 71 West.

January 30, 2019

Safer71 releases Community Update #1 detailing progress to date to area residents.  View here.

February 1, 2019

Speed Limit reduced from RR620/SH71 to Pedernales River Bridge.

March 14, 2019

Safer71 announces series of community meetings to be held in April and May.

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