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Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority

2013 ANNUAL REPORT


MESSAGE FROM THE RMA CHAIRMAN S

BOARD MEMBERS

County Regional Mobility Authority

David E. Allex - Chairman

(CCRMA) for almost 10 years now, has

Horacio Barrera - Vice Chair

been a labor of love. Economic impact

Michael F. Scaief - Treasurer

to the citizens of Cameron County, South

Ruben Gallegos, Jr. - Secretary

Texas and Mexico has always been my

Mark Esparza - Board Member

goal in life. The Cameron County Regional

David N. Garza - Board Member

Mobility Authority through the leadership

Nat Lopez - Board Member

of

David E. Allex CCRMA Chairman

erving as Chairman of the Cameron

Governor Rick Perry, the Texas

Department of Transportation, and the

MISSION STATEMENT

Cameron County Commissioners Court

The Cameron County Regional

has given this Board the challenge to

Mobility Authority will provide

perform unselfishly, beyond expectations

transportation that promotes

in providing those elements of economic

safe and effective mobility,

growth, with much more to come. The

improves the quality of life for

CCRMA has shown that success does

area residents, creates quality

not necessarily come from creating a

economic development, creates

tax burden on our citizens – on the other

jobs and generates revenues to

hand, we have used the legislative tools

sustain a regional transportation

for transportation growth that will ensure

network, internationally.

job and economic growth for years to come. That is our challenge – and we will not stray from that duty and responsibility.


RMA EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR T

he

Cameron

Mobility

County

66%

Authority

Regional

(CCRMA)

in

partnership with the Texas Department

Legislature has given us and those

40%

Comprehensive

of Transportation (TxDOT) and our local partners are moving aggressively to

328

We

System

continue

to

of

Projects.

move

projects

through the environmental process. U.S.

298

work on building projects in our county

77 has been environmentally cleared

and region.

Since 2005 the CCRMA

from Corpus Christi to Brownsville and

has developed a System of Projects

we have also held a Public Hearing for

and have completed or have under

the SPI 2nd Access Project. The SPI 2nd

construction a total ofsemper over $400justo million Quisque

Access Quisque and Outer Parkway Projects semper justo

Today, we have the 3rd Phase of the

Private Partnership initiatives and will

SH 550 Toll Road under construction

improve public safety, enhance mobility

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25%

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global

international rail bridge on the U.S.-

necessary transportation infrastructure.

Percent position to World

economy

by

providing

the

48%

Mexico border in over 100 years. The CCRMA has utilized the tools the State

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TABLE OF CONTENTS

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SH 550

5

WEST RAIL RELOCATION

7

SPI 2ND ACCESS

9

STRATEGIC PLANS & GOALS

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FASTER, SAFER, EASIER

NEW BRIDGE NEW HISTORY

ALTERNATIVE CHOICE, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE

2012-2016

FINANCIAL REPORT 2013


SH 550

FASTER, SAFER, EASIER

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PAGE


S

tate Highway 550 (SH550) was planned

the Port was opened for traffic in June 2013. The

thinking about our residents and businesses

Port unveiled its new entrance and drove the first

and how we could create safer and more efficient

commercial truck through on February 20, 2014.

mobility in the area. Cameron County is home

“The idea in using the overpass is to avoid

to four international bridges as well as the only

the congestion at the intersection of FM 511

deep water port along the Texas/Mexico border

and Paredes Line Road and to avoid the railroad

creating an increase in commercial traffic. One of

tracks” said Executive Director Pete Sepulveda

the first strategic plans for the Cameron Country

Jr.. “When complete, the idea is to take you from

Regional Mobility (CCRMA) was to produce

Highway 48 to I-69E without having to stop at any

a corridor that would allow both commercial

traffic lights or major intersections” said Sepulveda.

and residential traffic to flow smoother and

SH 550 is equipped with a cashless “state-

safer between the Port of Brownsville and

of-the-art”

the Interstate. SH 550 once complete with

that allows drivers to travel uninterrupted

its final phase will serve just that purpose.

the Toll Road from the Port to the Interstate

Construction

of

the

first

of

a

three

without

electronic

stopping

toll

to

collection

make

system on

payments.

phase project began in July 2010. The new

The toll amounts vary as there are different

State Highway Corridor runs north of Alton

rates for personal and commercial vehicles.

Gloor Boulevard to State Highway 48 in

Drivers need to have a TxTAG, Toll Tag or EZ-

Brownsville. SH 550 will also connect to I-69E,

Tag to use the Toll Road. Those who do not

formerly known as U.S. Expressway 77/83.

want to use the Toll Road will have the option

Construction on the second phase of the

of using the frontage roads free of charge.

project known as the Port Spur, designed to

For more information on the SH 550 Toll Road

connect SH 550 directly to the Port of Brownsville

please visit the CCRMA website at www.ccrma.org.

creating the new 24 hour main entrance to

SH550 Completed to Date


Port Spur

SH 4

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SH550 MAP & DEVELOPMENT

Paredes Line Road / FM 1847

Abelardo Road

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Port of Brownsville

FM 511

KEY TO LINES SH 550 - Open to Traffic SH 550 - Under Construction SH 550 - Future Non-Tolled Frontage Road Main Lane Toll Gantry Ramp Toll Gantry Railroad


WEST RAIL RELOCATION 5

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NEW BRIDGE, NEW HISTORY M

ore than a century has gone by before

personnel and residents during an emergency,”

residents along the Texas-Mexico border

said Cameron County Judge, Carlos H. Cascos.

last witnessed a construction for a railway bridge.

“One of the problems that we had with the old

That changed just a few months ago when the

rail bridge is that we did not have a window with

Brownsville West Rail Bypass International Bridge,

sufficient time to cross into Mexico,” said CCRMA

an eight-mile project that crosses a rural part of

Executive Director, Pete Sepulveda, Jr. “Now that we

Cameron County in Texas and runs into Tamaulipas

have taken it from an urban area to a rural area, it gives

State in Mexico was completed. The rail bridge,

us the ability to extend that window,” said Sepulveda.

which has taken more than 10 years to plan and

CCRMA Chairman, David E. Allex, shares his

build, is the first across the border since the 1900s.

sentiment on the long awaited project, “this is

The West Railroad Relocation Project, a City

a monumental occasion for the entire region.

of Brownsville Project, sponsored by Cameron

Improving multi-modal operations for the efficient

County and the Cameron County Regional Mobility

movement of goods and services is critical to the

Authority (CCRMA), was proposed as an alternative

long term growth and prosperity of our region.

to constructing a series of bridges along the

This project will enable us to be prepared for an

existing Union Pacific route in the residential areas

additional 100 years and keep our country and

of Brownsville, Texas and Matamoros, Mexico.

region competitive in the global marketplace.”

“This project will greatly improve the safety and

Although the construction on both sides of the

quality of life for our sister cities of Brownsville and

border are complete, officials are now working to

Matamoros by eliminating congestion, improving rail

install the Cargo Imaging System also known as a

movement of goods and services and most importantly

VACIS unit to finalize the opening of the rail bridge

eliminating travel time delays for first responder

to traffic.

“This project will greatly improve the safety and quality of life for our sister cities of Brownsville and Matamoros”


SPI 2ND ACCESS

ALTERNATIVE CHOICE, SAFETY, CONVENIENCE

7

PAGE


T

he Queen Isabella Memorial Causeway has

In November 2013, the Texas Transportation

served the residents and tourists of South

Commission approved a $5.1 million funding

Padre Island as the single access to and from

agreement to be used in the continued study

the island for many years. South Padre Island

and development of the second access project.

continues to be one of the top destinations for

CCRMA

Executive

Director,

Pete

vacation in Texas for its long beautiful sandy

Sepulveda Jr., said the $5.1 million is used

beaches, great food and abundant fishing. As

to

the population grows in the region and traffic to

study

finalize and

the

draft

for

traffic

environmental and

revenue

impact studies.

South Padre Island increases, the Cameron County

“The funds will allow us to complete this process,

Regional Mobility Authority (CCRMA) has begun

which is a crucial part if we want a second access

the planning and studies for providing a second

to South Padre Island,” said

access to the Island to produce an alternative route

hope this process is complete by next summer.”

in the most environmentally responsible manner.

After that’s done, Sepulveda said the CCRMA can

A secondary access to connect South Padre

start the design, and then construction of the project.

Island and the Texas mainland will benefit area

Having a second access to and from the

residents and visitors by improving safety, increasing

island will provide a second hurricane evacuation

Sepulveda. “We

mobility and encouraging economic development. route as well as improving local and regional The CCRMA, in partnership with the Texas

mobility

while

decreasing

traffic

congestion.

Department of Transportation (TxDOT) and the

According to TxDOT, the project, when used

Federal Highway Administration (FHWA), are

in conjunction with existing roadways, would

collaborating to provide this second access. significantly improve hurricane evacuation by The project development began in 2007 with

providing an additional east-west roadway to funnel

an

a

traffic to I-69 East and away from coastal areas.

series of meetings to gather public input and

“It’s not a short-term project. It’s a long-

environmental

process

that

included

identify issues important to the community. term project and providing a second access will The second access consists of three major

create thousands of jobs over a 30 or 40 year

factors: the mainland roadway, the Laguna

period,” said Sepulveda. “This is a great regional

Madre crossing bridge and the island roadway. project for the State of Texas, and The

route

under

consideration

includes

the funding

a

from the Texas Department of Transportation

mainland roadway consisting of a four-lane

Comission gives an idea of the commitment and

road, crossing across Laguna Madre with about

importance of the project to the State of Texas.”

8 miles of tolled lanes. The total length of the second access is approximately 17.6 miles.


STRATEGIC PLANS & GOALS 2012-2016

BUSINESS AND PLANS

OUR VISION

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority will be recognized as the RMA leader in Texas

implementing transportation projects that achieve a sustainable, world class regional transportation network, with vision.

OUR MISSION

The Cameron County Regional Mobility Authority will provide transportation that promotes safe and

effective mobility, improves the quality of life for area residents, creates quality economic development, creates jobs and generates revenues to sustain a regional transportation network, internationally.

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2. Continue the success of the current system projects and develop schedules and budgets that

ensure sustainable, timely and cost effective project delivery, with a vision to 2040.

12 10

3. Initiate new system projects that support economic development and promote quality of life for

citizens of the region well into the future for our next generation. 8 6 4

4. Utilize financing options and plans that leverage funding sources and promote timely project

completion. 2 0

5. Maintain and enhance working relationships with TxDOT, United States Department of 2007

2008

2009

2010

2011

2012

2013

2014

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PROJECT DEVELOPMENT LIST 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

$ 465,000,000

Outer Parkway

$ 180,000,000

SH 32 (East Loop)

$

90,000,000

General Brant Road

$

12,000,000

FM 803

$

6,000,000

FM 509 Extension

$

7,000,000

U.S. 281 Connector

$ 140,000,000

Total:

$1,137,600,000


FINANCIAL REPORT 2013 ASSETS 2013 2012 Current Assets $

6,409,116

$

4,477,042

Capital Assets, net

16,223,404

2,378,478

CIP & Other non-current

105,573,398

109,352,934

of resources: $128,205,918

$116,208,454

Total assets and deferred outflows

LIABILITIES Current Liabilities $ Non-current Liabilities

6,017,391

$

114,376,006

2,260,395 109,628,518

Total Libailities & deferred inflows of resources:

$120,393,397

$111,888,913

NET POSITION Capital Assets, net of related debt

$

8,761,616

$

547,674

Restricted

1,661,207

2,816,031

Unrestricted

(2,610,302)

955,386

Total net position:

$

7,812,521

$

4,319,541

OPERATING REVENUES Vehicle Registration Fees

$

2,843,510

$

2,800,570

Toll Revenue

170,749

Other Operating Revenue

120,000

Total $

3,134,259

207,478 $

3,008,048

OPERATING EXPENSES Total Operating Expenses

$

Total Non- Operating Revenue Change Net Position

4,703,015

$

5,061,736 $

3,492,980

1,183,350 (1,243,249)

$

581,449


CONSTRUCTION IN PROCESS ADDITIONS 2013 SH 550 (Direct Connector) $16,119,122 SH 32 East Loop $

810,124

SPI 2nd Access $

685,483

General Brant $

96,796

U.S. 281 Connector $

79,567

Other Projects $

86,117

Total: $17,877,209

KEY FIGURES

6x

INCREASE FROM 2012

$581,449

$3,492,980 NET POSITION 2013

NET POSITION 2012

1.1x

INCREASE FROM 2012

$128,205,918 $116,581,449 TOTAL ASSETS 2012

TOTAL ASSETS 2013

1.08x INCREASE FROM 2012

$120,393,397 $111,888,913

TOTAL LIABILITIES 2012

TOTAL LIABILITIES 2013

FOR THE COMPLETE 2013 FINANCIAL REPORT PLEASE VISIT WWW.CCRMA.ORG


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