October 29, 2013 — Texas Tribune TribuneFest: Transportation is Local
The Texas Tribune posted a follow up video from the transportation symposium they hosted in conjunction with Southern Methodist University, On the Road: A Symposium on Transportation. Texas Turnpike Corp was one of the proud sponsors of the event. You can check out the video here.
October 30, 2013 – North Central Texas Council of Governments Public Meeting November 7, 2013
On Thursday November 7, 2013 NCTCOG will be having a public meeting at McClendon Elementary School in Nevada, with an open house starting at 6:00pm and the presentation and public comments starting at 6:30pm. They will be addressing the feasibility study that has been commissioned to examine the need for transportation improvements and to identify potential projects in the Blacklands Corridor. This is a multimodal analysis based on current and projected levels of congestion in this quickly growing part of North Central Texas. The Blacklands Corridor feasibility study area is an area that is approximately 35 miles long and 440 square miles and includes portions of Collin, Dallas, and Hunt counties. For more information on this meeting, and the study, please click here.
October 28, 2013 — Dallas Business Journal Article
Texas Turnpike Corporation was excited to be contacted by the Dallas Business Journal in order to submit some comments concerning the Blacklands Turnpike. The web version of the article is available now, the print edition will be on newsstands soon with comments from Texas Turnpike Corporation President John Crew.
October 17, 2013 – On The Road: A Symposium on Transportation
Texas Turnpike Corporation is excited to sponsor On The Road: A Symposium on Transportation taking place October 17th, 2013 at Southern Methodist University in Dallas. The symposium will consist of a series of panels that include speakers such as House Transportation Committee Chair Rep. Larry Phillips and member Rep. Linda Harper-Brown as well as Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins, TxDOT commission chair Ted Houghton and agency executive director Phil Wilson. Topics will include transportation policy, funding and planning transportation at different levels, and the future of transportation. The event is free and all are welcome to join by RSVPing here.
October 9, 2013 – “Texas Transportation Infrastructure – Needs and Numbers”
During the midst of the Texas Municipal League’s Annual Conference in Austin, members of the Texas Turnpike Corporation team embraced having so many public officials from all over Texas in one place and hosted a dinner and presentation featuring Dr. Dennis Christiansen.
Dr. Christiansen is the agency director of the Texas Transportation Institute and is one of the foremost experts on transportation in the United States. His presentation entitled “Texas Transportation Infrastructure – Needs and Numbers” is a comprehensive and enlightening production that gives insight into the current and future needs Texas has for maintaining transportation infrastructure as well as the current lack of funding. Everyone in attendance also received the Urban Land Institute‘s booklet “When the Road Price Is Right” that expands on the subject nationwide. City officials from all over the state were in attendance and each left with a renewed interest in exploring funding options for transportation infrastructure needs, including working with private firms to get the needs addressed quickly.