Public Werks http://ketr.org en Bumped off rail line, Public Werks still pursuing toll road http://ketr.org/post/bumped-rail-line-public-werks-still-pursuing-toll-road <p>The chances for a toll road being built along the old railroad right-of-way between Greenville and Lavon seem very slim, now that the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Transportation Division has said the corridor doesn't look like a good place for a road of any sort.</p><p>But, Dallas-based Public Werks, Inc., the firm that first proposed the "Blacklands Turnpike," hasn't given up the idea of a toll road connecting Greenville with the suburbs of Dallas.</p> Tue, 18 Feb 2014 20:40:32 +0000 Mark Haslett 49617 at http://ketr.org Bumped off rail line, Public Werks still pursuing toll road All options on table for Blacklands Corridor http://ketr.org/post/all-options-table-blacklands-corridor <p>North Central Texas Council of Governments Transportation Department staff introduced the upcoming <a href="http://nctcog.org/trans/corridor/blacklands.asp">Blacklands Corridor Feasibility Study</a> to the public in Lavon on July 25. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 21:29:01 +0000 Mark Haslett 40607 at http://ketr.org All options on table for Blacklands Corridor Public study will determine Blacklands Corridor use http://ketr.org/post/public-study-will-determine-blacklands-corridor-use <p>The parking lot and cafeteria at Phyllis NeSmith Elementary School in Lavon were filled Thursday night, as representatives from the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) announced the start of a transportation study of the area between Lavon and Greenville. Fri, 26 Jul 2013 13:03:50 +0000 Brad Kellar 40575 at http://ketr.org Public study will determine Blacklands Corridor use Public meeting on Blacklands tonight in Lavon http://ketr.org/post/public-meeting-blacklands-tonight-lavon <p style="margin-bottom: 15px; padding: 0px; border: 0px; font-size: 15px; vertical-align: baseline; color: rgb(51, 51, 51); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; line-height: 22px;">People from the Dallas area and Northeast Texas will get a chance this evening to learn more about a proposed toll road that would be built between Greenville and Lavon.&nbsp;</p><p> Thu, 25 Jul 2013 20:03:37 +0000 Mark Haslett 40544 at http://ketr.org Public meeting on Blacklands tonight in Lavon Homeowners anxious in proposed road's path http://ketr.org/post/homeowners-anxious-proposed-roads-path <p>In western Hunt County, a nearby railroad right-of-way is now an ominous presence to some. Thu, 21 Mar 2013 11:00:00 +0000 Mark Haslett 34730 at http://ketr.org Homeowners anxious in proposed road's path Public meetings set for Richardson, Arlington http://ketr.org/post/public-meetings-set-richardson-arlington <p>The North Texas Council of Governments will host public meetings for input on the region's transportation plan. Mon, 04 Mar 2013 16:47:50 +0000 Mark Haslett 33989 at http://ketr.org Public meetings set for Richardson, Arlington Transportation plan coming April 11 http://ketr.org/post/transportation-plan-coming-april-11 <p>The North Texas Council of Governments will reveal its new transportation plan - which could include the Blacklands Turnpike - on April 11. Fri, 22 Feb 2013 14:11:40 +0000 Mark Haslett 33567 at http://ketr.org Transportation plan coming April 11 Public Werks, NETEX moved quickly to advance project http://ketr.org/post/public-werks-netex-moved-quickly-advance-project <p>The proposed Blacklands Turnpike went from concept to project over the past year. Thu, 21 Feb 2013 14:14:28 +0000 Mark Haslett 33510 at http://ketr.org Public Werks, NETEX moved quickly to advance project Looking online for answers about developers http://ketr.org/post/looking-online-answers-about-developers <p>Finding out which company is trying to contract with the government requires just a little digging around.</p><p> Tue, 19 Feb 2013 14:35:14 +0000 Mark Haslett 33378 at http://ketr.org Looking online for answers about developers Toll road lease details kept secret http://ketr.org/post/toll-road-lease-details-kept-secret <p>Details about the proposed Blacklands Turnpike remain unavailable. Fri, 15 Feb 2013 02:24:26 +0000 Mark Haslett 33238 at http://ketr.org Toll road lease details kept secret