North Central Texas Council of Governments http://ketr.org en 'Eastern terminus' of proposed road undecided http://ketr.org/post/eastern-terminus-proposed-road-undecided <p>If - and everything&nbsp;about the Blacklands Corridor has an "if" in front of it - there is a new road between Greenville and Garland, there are quite a few places where it could go.</p><p>The North Central Texas Council of Government's Blacklands&nbsp;Corridor Feasibility Study is on schedule. By the end of this calendar year, the agency expects to have recommendations for the future of transportation infrastructure in the region between Greenville and the President George Bush Tollway&nbsp;in Garland. The study area includes parts of Collin, Dallas, Hunt and Rockwall Counties.</p> Wed, 14 May 2014 18:59:48 +0000 Mark Haslett 53502 at http://ketr.org 'Eastern terminus' of proposed road undecided 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 Morris: Public will retain planning control http://ketr.org/post/morris-public-will-retain-planning-control-0 <p>The director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Transportation Department says that a bill in the Texas Legislature - <a href="http://www.legis.state.tx.us/BillLookup/history.aspx?LegSess=83R&amp;Bill=SB1110">Senate Bill 1110</a> - would neither increase nor decrease the likelihood of the Blacklands Turnpike becoming a reality. Tue, 30 Apr 2013 22:31:18 +0000 Mark Haslett 36509 at http://ketr.org Morris: Public will retain planning control Public meetings address Hunt-Collin toll road http://ketr.org/post/public-meetings-address-proposed-hunt-collin-toll-road <p>Citizen input continues on the proposed turnpike that would run from Greenville to Lavon. Wed, 13 Mar 2013 13:52:17 +0000 Mark Haslett 34398 at http://ketr.org Public meetings address Hunt-Collin toll road Commissioners sign off on county transportation plan http://ketr.org/post/commissioners-sign-county-transportation-plan <p>GREENVILLE - Tuesday&rsquo;s vote on the Hunt County Transportation Plan culminated more than two years of work, according to W.D. Hilton Jr., co-chair of the Hunt Country Transportation Committee. Wed, 14 Mar 2012 12:48:27 +0000 Brad Kellar 18001 at http://ketr.org Council throws support behind draft transportation plan http://ketr.org/post/council-throws-support-behind-draft-transportation-plan <p>GREENVILLE -&nbsp; The move comes two weeks after the county transportation committee and North Central Texas Council of Governments held public forums introducing the plan.&nbsp; Wed, 15 Feb 2012 13:48:14 +0000 Brad Kellar 16581 at http://ketr.org Council throws support behind draft transportation plan