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Old 03-04-2012, 04:24 PM
 
Location: plano
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I am relatively new to DFW. Houston was home prior to Plano. Houston provided access to a major thorough fare plan. It showed which streets were going to be future major thorough fares. Is there such a plan for DFW or Dallas metro? If so is it accessible to citizens at a web site?
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Aurora, CO
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I am relatively new to DFW. Houston was home prior to Plano. Houston provided access to a major thorough fare plan. It showed which streets were going to be future major thorough fares. Is there such a plan for DFW or Dallas metro? If so is it accessible to citizens at a web site?

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DFW's future highway plans can be summed up in one word. Tollways.
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Old 03-04-2012, 04:46 PM
 
Location: plano
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DFW's future highway plans can be summed up in one word. Tollways.
Thanks, yes funding anything is a challenge so private money paid back via tolls is the present and future of how things are funded. The plan in Houston was not maintained locally. It didnt address status of projects or funding specifically but showed a map with current, future and underway major thoroughfares. It was more than highways, it was things like major streets such as memorial drive etc.

I searched but could not find such a plan for Dallas. I have seen one for Irving, but it didnt address the rest of the metroplex.
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Old 03-04-2012, 05:56 PM
 
Location: Dallas TX & AL Gulf Coast
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The plan in Houston was not maintained locally. It didnt address status of projects or funding specifically but showed a map with current, future and underway major thoroughfares. It was more than highways, it was things like major streets such as memorial drive etc.

I searched but could not find such a plan for Dallas. I have seen one for Irving, but it didnt address the rest of the metroplex.
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Here you go: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan - NCTCOG.org

NCTCOG = North Central Texas Council of Governments
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Old 03-04-2012, 06:02 PM
 
Location: plano
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Here you go: The Metropolitan Transportation Plan - NCTCOG.org

NCTCOG = North Central Texas Council of Governments
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Awesome thanks!
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Old 03-04-2012, 08:41 PM
 
Location: East Dallas
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The plan is basically to have every major thoroughfare under construction going both ways at same time.
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Old 03-05-2012, 07:52 AM
 
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The plan is basically to have every major thoroughfare under construction going both ways at same time.
....AND to continue it for the next 10 years. Or so it seems.
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Old 03-05-2012, 08:15 AM
 
Location: Dallas, TX
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funding anything is a challenge so private money paid back via tolls is the present and future of how things are funded.
While I certainly understand that hard fact of modern life (and am in general a supporter of a "pay as you go" system), I certainly don't want to be assessed taxes for road upkeep, and then be forced to pay tolls to go where I need to go at the same time!

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Old 03-05-2012, 09:53 AM
 
Location: ITL (Houston)
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While I certainly understand that hard fact of modern life (and am in general a supporter of a "pay as you go" system), I certainly don't want to be assessed taxes for road upkeep, and then be forced to pay tolls to go where I need to go at the same time!
Hate it when i see cops pull people over for speeding on the toll roads.
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Old 03-05-2012, 10:17 AM
 
Location: East Dallas
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If its a new road making it a toll road is ok but to take an existing road and make it a toll road does not seem right at all.
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