Category Archives: Transportation News

New Uber-like service drives into Dallas with safe rides for kids

By Holly Beretto

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Photo courtesy of HopSkipDrive

School drop-off, pickup, and all of the activities in between can be a challenge for busy families to navigate.

Enter HopSkipDrive. Part Uber, part carpool, the service launched in Dallas on September 30, billing itself as a safe and innovative transportation solution for both families and schools. It’s already working with more than 170 schools and districts nationwide in cities in Arizona; California; Colorado; Virginia; and Washington, D.C., and made its Texas debut in Houston last month.

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North Central Texas Council of Governments seeks input about transportation issues

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Input from residents, local governments and private sector impacts decisions about transportation and air quality policies, programs and plans for North Texas. After all, these decisions determine how North Texans live and travel in the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth region.

Input received is provided to the Regional Transportation Council. Comments or questions may be submitted on the specific items listed or other transportation and air quality topics.

Contact Us or Submit Comments and Questions
Email: transinfo@nctcog.org
Phone: (817) 608-2365
Fax: (817) 640-3028
Mail: P.O. Box 5888, Arlington, Texas 76005

December Public Input: December 10 – January 8

For more information, click HERE.

Northbound SH 121 frontage road at Bass Pro Drive to fully close this weekend in Grapevine

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At 8 p.m. Friday, Oct. 5 the northbound SH 121 frontage road at Bass Pro Drive will shut down for utility work as crews continue construction on the I-635/SH 121 interchange expansion. The road will remain closed until 6 a.m. Monday, Oct. 8.

The $370 million Texas Department of Transportation project includes rebuilding and widening SH 121 north of the Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport to accommodate new interchanges for SH 121 at I-635 and FM 2499.

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This map shows the detour suggested for the closure of northbound SH 121 frontage road at Bass Pro Drive. (Courtesy DFW Connector)

Denton County Transportation Authority proposes 121 commuter bus service to link Lewisville and McKinney

 

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DCTA proposed a 121 commuter service, called Route 70, which will connect Old Town, Lewisville and downtown McKinney. Courtesy DCTA

Denton County Transportation Authority is working with area cities in Denton and Collin counties on a potential bus transportation service that would run from downtown McKinney to Lewisville’s Old Town with several stops in between.

The DCTA on Sept. 12 presented a proposal to the McKinney Urban Transit District for the commuter service along the SH 121 corridor called Route 70.

According to the proposal, the service would allow for job access by bringing workers into McKinney, as well as giving McKinney residents access to employment opportunities in Denton County.

Read more from Community Impact…