Growing Opposition to Toll Road Plans in North Texas
Brandon Formby updates the public engagement process over plans to build an extensive network of toll roads in North Texas. Regarding a public hearing schedule for this week, Formby says region's transportation planners have a growing public relations problem on their hands, "[the] North Dallas meeting isn’t the first time officials have discussed the plans — they have been on the books for years. But opposition to the network has been mounting since the lanes started appearing and people began to realize the extent of the system."
Formby also provides this update on the current implementation of toll roads, as well as plans for more toll roads to be added soon: "Managed toll lanes debuted on LBJ Freeway in December. They are also on the DFW Connector near Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. Current plans call for them to be added to Interstate 35E through Denton County, Interstate 30 west of downtown Dallas and on State Highways 114 and 183."
The article also includes a map of the planned network of toll road and soundbites providing access to the growing political controversy.