Dallas Mayor Pushes TxDOT to Study Trinity Parkway Plan

The Texas Tribune reports, “The Texas Department of Transportation could soon answer some of the biggest questions looming over a controversial Dallas plan to build a toll road alongside a massive urban park inside a flood plain.” The report adds, “Dallas Mayor Mike Rawlings wants the agency to analyze plans for the Trinity Parkway as part of an existing study of downtown highways called CityMAP. [Link added.] That report looks beyond highway congestion forecasts to also estimate how different construction scenarios — including the removal of one particular downtown highway — would affect economic development, neighborhood connectivity and the quality of life for nearby residents.”