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General roads/transport. issues

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jrd1964
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General roads/transport. issues

Postby jrd1964 » 29 May 2018 03:05

After the "LBJ East" project, there are $24 billion worth of other local projects (all in TxDOT's Dallas District):
* I-30 downtown canyon
* I-30 between I-45 and Lake Ray Hubbard
* I-30 between Lake Ray Hubbard and Rockwall-Hunt Co. line
* I-35E between I-635 and US 380 (2nd phase)
* I-35E between Oak Lawn and TX 183
* US 75 between Collin Co. Road 360 to Grayson Co. line
* US 80 between I-30 and FM 480 near Forney
* TX 114 & TX 183, Irving (2nd phase)
* TX 121 between Collin Co. Outer Loop and Fannin Co. line
* TX 205 between TX 78 and US 80
* Loop 9 between I-35E and I-45

The article says they are all priority projects, but the funding isn't there yet for them all.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... ts-remains

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Re: General roads/transport. issues

Postby jrd1964 » 15 Jun 2018 17:23

The new "Mobility 2045" plan is coming out this week; it was approved by the Regional Transportation Council yesterday. Just what you all wanted to hear--more of the same. They predict 4 million more people will be in the area in the next 25 years.

https://www.dallasnews.com/news/transpo ... udes-tolls

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Re: General roads/transport. issues

Postby Tnexster » 16 Jun 2018 17:06

It's a mess....

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Re: General roads/transport. issues

Postby muncien » 14 Sep 2018 10:01

With all the talk of the Tesla Semi... I really think Volvo's alternative is the right way go to.
https://electrek.co/2018/09/13/volvo-all-electric-autonomous-truck-without-a-cab/
All electric
No cab
No driver
Fully autonomous

They mention here that this is intended mainly for 'urban' transport (due to aerodynamic limits)... But, I would see it more as a point B-Y transit alternative, and let meat bags handle the first and last leg, simply to reduce complexity.

Very cool concept though...
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