Regional Transportation

2012 Regional Transportation Plan

The City of New Braunfels Regional Transportation Plan was coordinated with the City of Seguin, the Counties of Comal and Guadalupe, TxDOT and the Alamo Area MPO between 2011 and 2012. The current version of the March 12, 2012 adopted plan can be found here.

The Regional Transportation Plan approved the maximum right-of-way for each road classification. As development is proposed the City Council may adjust the amount of right-of-way needed for sections of roadways based upon the analysis provided by the City Engineer. The revised sections approved by City Council can be viewed here.

Thoroughfare Plan Update

In conjunction with the Roadway Impact Fee Update, the City of New Braunfels is in the process of updating the Regional Transportation Plan (to be renamed “Thoroughfare Plan”). The purpose of this update is to:

  • Amend thoroughfares that have been developed and established by City Council;
  • Remove collector thoroughfares that are existing and do not serve long-range growth;
  • Add thoroughfares to complete the transportation system;
  • Establish thoroughfare right-of-way in established and context-sensitive areas; and
  • Update existing typical street cross-sections.

The update also identified areas for additional thoroughfares with additional study.

The technical memorandum prepared by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. and linked below provides a summary of proposed amendments to the Thoroughfare Plan. The request for approval by City Council is expected in early 2020 in conjunction with the Roadway Impact Fee Study update.

Metropolitan Planning Organizations

In 1962, the United States Congress passed legislation requiring the formation of Metropolitan Planning Organizations (MPOs) for all census designated urbanized areas (UZAs) with populations greater than 50,000. MPOs plan and program funding for transportation projects at a regional level. This establishes region-wide plans developed through intergovernmental collabora­tion, rational analysis, and consensus-based decision making.

As a result of the 2010 Census, the City of New Braunfels achieved the UZA threshold, with a population of 57,740. The City of New Braunfels was included within the Alamo Area MPO boundary (AAMPO).