Toll Road http://ketr.org en Debt issues tied to SH 130 could impact toll projects http://ketr.org/post/debt-issues-tied-sh-130-could-impact-toll-projects <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">A year ago this week, a toll road opened in Central Texas that represented two milestones for the state. While its posted 85 mph speed limit&nbsp;—&nbsp;the highest in the country — drew international headlines, many state and local leaders were more interested in the road’s unique financing: A private consortium designed and built the road and agreed to operate and maintain it for 50 years in exchange for a cut of the toll revenue.&nbsp;</span></p><p></p> Wed, 23 Oct 2013 15:21:10 +0000 Aman Batheja - The Texas Tribune 44619 at http://ketr.org Debt issues tied to SH 130 could impact toll projects Study team assembled; surrounding region to be considered http://ketr.org/post/study-team-assembled-surrounding-region-be-considered <p>In Arlington today, the North Central Texas Council of Governments&nbsp;Regional Transportation Council received a status update on the <a href="http://nctcog.org/trans/corridor/blacklands.asp">Blacklands Corridor feasibility study</a>. The council is overseeing the project, which will review transportation options along the Blacklands Corridor between Greenville and Lavon. Researchers will also consider the corridor within the context of the overall transportation plan for the entire region, which could include other major highways, such as a connector&nbsp;between Interstate 30 and U.S. Thu, 10 Oct 2013 21:54:16 +0000 Mark Haslett 44072 at http://ketr.org Study team assembled; surrounding region to be considered 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 'Blacklands Turnpike' discussed in Commerce http://ketr.org/post/blacklands-turnpike-discussed-commerce-0 <p>A representative from the private firm designing the proposed toll road addressed the Lions Club in Commerce on Tuesday.</p><p> Tue, 05 Feb 2013 22:17:23 +0000 Mark Haslett 32794 at http://ketr.org 'Blacklands Turnpike' discussed in Commerce