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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.
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...
"He doesn't know how to use the three seashells..."

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