Tyler-Longview to Link Transportation

Tyler is going regional and looking toward the year 2015.

Today, Mayor Joey Seeber gave the State of the City Address to about 200 leaders and community members at the Rose Garden Center.

He says Tyler, Longview, Smith County, and Gregg County will work together to connect Tyler's Loop 49 and Longview's outer loop, in what's being called the East Texas Hour Glass.

"It's important that all of East Texas work together to address the transportation and other needs that we have," Mayor Seeber said. "And that's why I'm excited about the joint Tyler-Longview City Council meeting that we'll be having to address that."

Mayor Seeber says he will be working with the Chamber of Commerce to plan for the next 10 years to continue improving all areas of the economy.

Julie Tam, reporting.