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Fracturing regionalism

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The_Overdog
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Fracturing regionalism

Postby The_Overdog » 14 Dec 2016 12:59

So the over-arching guise of regionalism is starting to fracture - (transportation) DART, NCTCOG plans, (water) NTMWD, (travel) DFW & Love vs rail, and schooling (suburban students taking spots in Dallas' top magnets vs suburban schools generally better than urban). Will be interesting to see if any break apart in the next decade.

http://starlocalmedia.com/planocourier/

Garland, Mesquite, Plano and Richardson unite to ask for changes in water pricing that Allen, Farmersville, Forney, Frisco, McKinney, Princeton, Rockwall, Royse City and Wylie oppose. The PUC will be the ultimate arbitrator. These cities say they are still committed to the NTMWD but if this doesn't come out in their favor it wouldn't surprise me to see the group fall apart. The 4 cities have supposedly paid $178m for water they didn't use in the past decade, and would like to add conservation provisions into the contracts.

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Re: Fracturing regionalism

Postby The_Overdog » 20 Jun 2017 17:14

The latest vote on the Cotton Belt, apparently to spite the city of Dallas, has failed.

Dallas City Council has voted to replace a large number of it's DART board members because they failed to vote in accordance with the city council's identified priority of D2 over the Cotton Belt. A few days before they were to be replaced, the board held a vote to allocate $1b of funding towards the Cotton Belt, which would have been enough to begin its construction.

https://www.dmagazine.com/frontburner/2 ... art-board/


It remains to be seen what effects this will have on DART's future.


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