Regional Transportation


2012 Regional Transportation Plan

The City of New Braunfels Regional Transportation Plan (2012) (known as the "Thoroughfare Plan" was coordinated with the City of Seguin, the Counties of Comal and Guadalupe, TxDOT and the Alamo Area MPO between 2011 and 2012. View our online map showing the current 2012 Regional Transportation Plan.

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 on the analysis provided by the City Engineer. View Right-of-Way Determinations and Thoroughfare Plan Amendments

Changes to the Regional Transportation Plan can be considered by the City Engineer upon request.  The application for RTP amendment can be found on the City Forms and Applications page. To begin this process, consultation with our Planning Department is encouraged before submitting a request for amendment or right-of-way determination.


The Multimodal Transportation Plan is currently anticipated to begin in 2023.

The City of New Braunfels is in the process of drafting a Multimodal Transportation Plan that updates the Thoroughfare Plan and adds components of active transportation and safety. The purpose of this update is to:

  • Determine thoroughfare right-of-way in established and context-sensitive areas;
  • Update existing typical street cross-sections;
  • Amend, remove, or add thoroughfares that do not reflect the needs of the current system;
  • Define standards for pedestrian, cyclist, and wheelchair infrastructure;
  • Identify gaps in the active transportation network; and
  • Prepare for the introduction of new travel modes including transit.

The plan will incorporate public outreach, which aims to pinpoint geographic focus areas to address network connectivity.


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).