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Table of Contents Message from CCRMA Chairman & Executive Director

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SH 550: I-169

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West Rail

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South Padre Island 2nd Access

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SH 32: East Loop

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Countywide TRZ: Paving the Future of our Transportation Needs

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Countywide: New System Map

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Community: Better Mobility, Congestion Relief, Improved Safety

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Financial Report FY 2015

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MESSAGE FROM OUR CHAIRMAN Over the last several years, Cameron County and

When you look at the projects the CCRMA is

the Rio Grande Valley have grown by leaps and

developing, you can see that we are addressing

bounds, making us a very attractive area with one

mobility and connectivity for our residents. Our

of the most striving local economies in the entire

projects cover east and west, north and south, via

nation. The Cameron County Regional Mobility

several modes of transportation.

Authority (CCRMA) is ensuring that we use tools

As growth continues to occur, the CCRMA will have

the State Legislature has given us to provide the

much more to do.

transportation infrastructure needed to ensure an

Frank Parker, Jr. Chairman

orderly growth and development in our region.

MESSAGE FROM EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority

in a much quicker, efficient and safer manner. The

(CCRMA) has been in existence for over a decade

SH 550 Direct Connector Project and the West

now. We continue to work diligently at addressing

Railroad Relocation Project are both in operation

the infrastructure needs of our region. Over the last

and will open the opportunity to economic

decade the regional population and growth that we

development along the two corridors. The CCRMA

have experienced is explosive, but not surprising

has other projects that are in the planning stages

given all the activity going on. We continue to strive

that include U.S. 281 Connector, FM 509, FM 1925

to increase the quality of life for our constituents

and the Outer Parkway.

by

transportation

The CCRMA will continue to build projects that will

infrastructure additions and upgrades for Cameron

connect our region and help succeed in the global

County and the region that will support economic

economy by providing the necessary transportation

development and increase safety for the benefit of

infrastructure that will move our population around.

developing

a

system

of

the entire region. Two important projects have been placed in

Pete Sepulveda, Jr. Executive Director

operation that will help move goods and products

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SH 550 / I-169

State Highway 550 (I-169) has progressed immensely and is now entering Phase 4 and Phase 5 of its development. Phase 4 is expected to begin the letting process in July 2016. The total costs for Phase 4 and Phase 5 will be approximately $21 million, making the total construction cost for SH 550 nearly $115 million.

Phase 1: Opened 2011 FM 1847 Overpass

Phase 3: Opened 2015 Direct Connector to I-69E

Phase 2: Opened 2013 Port Spur to Hwy 48

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Phase 5: Opening Projected 2019 Gap II - Construction

Phase 4: Opening Projected 2017 Gap I - Construction


DIRECT CONNECTION Phase III began in March 2013: Connect I-69E to SH 550/I-169. The Direct Connector portion opened to the general public in June 2015, and quadrupled the amount of traffic using the toll road connection to the Port of Brownsville and Highway 48.

THE FUTURE The SH 550 Direct Connector has been designated as I-169. When the two remaining phases (4 & 5) are completed, the entire SH 550 will be designated as I-169.

ECONOMIC IMPACT The first cashless toll road in South Texas provides a nonstop corridor for traffic entering and exiting the Port of Brownsville. In addition to the benefits commercial drivers will have, the surriounding area on SH 550 will continue to develop to attract industry for the region. Passenger vehicles will also have a direct route to the Laguna Madre area, Port Isabel, and South Padre Island.


WEST RAIL Paving the way for safer roads, economic boost, international relationships, and trade.

KEY FACTS Project eliminates 14 at grade rail crossings.

Improve trade efficiency’s with

Opening of a new rail

increased capacity of rail cars.

corridor through the City of Brownsville.

Local Participation - $10 Million. Total Estimated Project Cost on US Side - $45 Million.

Cost of project on Mexican side over $80 Million.

Federal and State Funds - $35 Million. Over 85% of funding provided by Federal and State sources. Cutting edge technology used to monitor surveillance in crossing. Aids in regional economic development.

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INTERNATIONAL

First International Rail Bridge to cross Texas / Mexico border in over 100 years.

SAFETY

Will improve congestion and traffic-rail delays, which aids in the overall traffic safety.

ECONOMIC IMPACT Will add to the $226 billion in U.S. exports to Mexico recorded last year.

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SPI 2ND ACCESS Construction is estimated to begin in 2019, with construction costs estimated at $715 million. Construction completion is expected to be in 2022. 2nd Access expected to spur substantial development to the northern part of SPI.

A much needed emergency evacuation route will be created.

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The 2nd Access bridge is estimated to be 8 miles long.

Industry Outreach Meeting took place on March 1st, 2016.

Environmental studies are under review by FHWA.


The 2nd Access is expected to spur economic development Development on South Padre Island should add a 10-15% increase in the county tax base within 10 years of completion.

The South Padre Island 2nd Access Project is currently

Parkway road along with FM-1925 will be constructed which

undergoing review of the environmental document. Final

provides the project with a direct access from Hidalgo County,

record of decision is expected to be received in mid 2017. The

Texas.

project is eligible for Comprehensive Development Agreement with a private developer. Along with the new causeway that connects the mainland to South Padre Island, a new Outer

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SH 32: EAST LOOP A new road to connect the Port of Brownsville to the Veterans Bridge that will add safety and relieve congestion on commonly used roadways in the inner city by diverting overweight traffic through an outer loop road.

TRAFFIC RELIEF

Provides increased mobility with new overweight truck corridor to the Port of Brownsville through the elimination of 17 stops.

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Improving Safety & Congestion SH 32 East Loop will increase mobility with a new overweight truck corridor to the Port of Brownsville through the elimination of 17 stops and 6 school zones.

CONNECTIVITY

Provides east to west major arterial to south east Brownsville.

SAFETY

Improves safety by eliminating overweight corridor in area of 6 school zones.

ECONOMIC IMPACT

Promotes economic development with improved connectivity in underdeveloped area of Brownsville, Texas.

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COUNTYWIDE TRANSPORTATION REINVESTMENT ZONE

+50

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Countywide projects to improve current infrastructure.

TRZ’s are replaced with a new TRZ to benefit development.

The new TRZ will assist current projects that are under development. In addition, it will allow the CCRMA to develop a larger list of transportation projects that will greatly impact our region economically.

By replacing the previous TRZ’s the limitations on previous zone boundaries are reduced. Additional benefits will also be provided to the county which include long term planning for new projects.

Infrastructure

Economy

357.758

Quisque semper justo vel hendrerit interdum.

Development of new roadways will promote economic development.

Infrastructure maintains competitive position vs. other regions.

Failure to improve our county infrastructure results in unnecessary delay to our region’s economic development and competitiveness.

By enhacing the travel capacity in the region, we expose new markets for industry development as well as improve workforce and business productivity.


COMMUNITY:

Better Mobility. Congestion Relief. Improved Safety. We

are

all

about

relieving

public

projects will have for our county

congestion, improved mobility and

presentations and assistance for

residents. If you would like to learn

safety. All of these benefits are for

veterans. The CCRMA has also

more about our projects, please

our residents who create a great

participated in events that further

visit our website, www.ccrma.org.

community in our county. This is

promote economic development in

why it is important for the CCRMA to

the region such as VISION 2015. We

contribute back to the community

are always looking forward to the

with continuous updates on its

positive impact our transportation

Social Media

projects,

Establishing a presence in social media has allowed us to address questions and provide continous customer support for residents.

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mobile

units,

Community Events

Community outreach is embedded in our initiatives. The CCRMA continues to provide TxTag Mobile Units for residents who wish to learn more about our projects.


FINANCIAL REPORT Our Vision The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) holds itself to the highest standard of fiscal responsibility and fiscal transparency, while implementing transportation projects that achieve a sustainable, world class regional transportation network.

Net Position

Total Assets

Total Liabilities

$13,207,481

$149,272,535

$136,094,924

3.56%

4.77%

4.87%

Increase from 2014

Increase from 2014

Increase from 2014

Expenses

Revenue

∆Net Position

$2,198,909

$4,360,042

$470,510

47.99%

15.86%

2015-2014

Increase from 2014

Increase from 2013

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Assets

2015

2014

$5,276,416

$8,385,030

Capital Assets, net

$70,106,680

$15,822,623

CIP & Other Non-Current

$73,889,439

$117,944,205

$149,272,535

$142,151,858

2015

2014

$2,648,534

$5,439,982

Non-Current Liabilities

$133,408,934

$123,980,559

Total Liabilities & Deferred Inflows of Resources

$136,094,924

$129,420,541

2015

2014

$931,229

$6,075,314

Restricted

$9,274,689

$4,513,260

Unrestricted

$3,001,563

$2,148,397

$13,207,481

$12,736,971

2015

2014

$2,975,240

$2,932,080

Toll Revenue

$510,448

$273,627

Transportation Reinvestment Zone

$378,840

$295,907

Other Operating Revenue

$495,514

$166,602

$4,360,042

$3,668,216

2015

2014

Toll Operating Expenses

$2,198,909

$1,143,583

Total Non-Operating (Expenses)

$8,385,030

$8,385,030

$470,510

$4,918,795

Current Assets

Total Assets and Deferred Outflows of Resources

Liabilities Current Liabilities

Net Position Net Investments in Capital Assets

Total Net Position

Operating Revenues Vehicle Registration Fees

Total

Operating Expenses

Change in Net Position

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Statements of Cash Flow

2015

2014

$2,746,755

$3,011,597

Cash and cash equivalents at the end of the year

$11,857,176

$22,421,064

Ending cash - Statement of Net Position

$2,958,483

$6,056,636

Net cash provided by (used in) operating activities

Project Development List Cameron

County

is

expected

to develop over $1.5 billion in transportation projects

West Railroad Relocation (USA/MEX)

$ 120,000,000

U.S. 77 Overpasses (Willacy & Kennedy County’s)

$

25,000,000

SH 550

$

89,000,000

Olmito Switchyard

$

3,600,000

SPI 2nd Access

$

715,000,000

Outer Parkway

$

180,000,000

SH 32 (East Loop)

$

80,000,000

General Brant Road

$

15,000,000

FM 803

$

6,000,000

FM 509 Extension

$

7,000,000

U.S. 281 Connector

$

140,000,000

FM 1925

$ 200,000,000

Total:

$ 1,580,600,000

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CCRMA Annual Report 2015  

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority Annual Report 2015 Copyright 2016 CCRMA www.ccrma.org

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