Highway 191 Transit Planning 9/30/13
CBS 7 News
September 30, 2013
Midland and Odessa are quickly growing together. With businesses, residences, and eventually XCOR headquarters popping up along Highway 191, transit is a looming issue.
The Midland Odessa Transportation Organization (MOTOR) is working to be proactive, rather than reactive when it comes to transit.
Today MOTOR met with nearly a dozen groups including both cities and counties, all of which are stakeholders in the Highway 191 corridor, to discuss what they want and need in terms of development along the roadway.
MOTOR will determine where backage roads, exits, and turnarounds are necessary to make travel more convenient.
Initially, the area around the airport was to meant for industrial use, now with XCOR on its way, other considerations have to be taken into account.
And then of course there is the issue of housing.
"When XCOR comes in, there's going to be an influx of new residents so there's going to be a need for supporting residential needs," says Project Manager Edmond Haas.
MOTOR held a public meeting tonight however, the only person in attendance was Midland City Councilman John Love.