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Fort Worth-Dallas Region Explores Future Transportation Options

As the Fort Worth Dallas Region anticipates the addition of four million people in the next 25 years, the region's transportation planners take a multimodal approach to planning needed improvements.

"In the next few decades, the ever-growing Dallas-Fort Worth area could experience striking changes in the way that people and goods move.

North Central Texas' population has been ballooning faster than the transportation infrastructure -- a situation akin to that of a growing middle-schooler whose old jeans don't quite fit anymore.

With the Metroplex expected to add about 4 million people by 2030, it's hard to imagine the hellish traffic jams that we'll face in the future unless we take giant steps to reverse course. New transportation projects and strategies are being hashed out now that might someday save us from the bumper-to-bumper bummer of growing gridlock."

This article explores plans affecting automobiles, trucks, trains, pedestrians, and more in the DFW region.

Thanks to Rachel Wiggins

Full Story: Planes, trains, and automobiles

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