Blacklands Turnpike

Blacklands Turnpike
8:03 am
Fri July 26, 2013

Public study will determine Blacklands Corridor use

A capacity crowd at Phyllis NeSmith Elementary School in Lavon Thursday, to hear a presentation by the North Central Texas Council of Governments concerning the start of a transportation study for the region between Lavon and Greenville.
Greenville Herald-Banner

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.

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Blacklands Turnpike
3:03 pm
Thu July 25, 2013

Public meeting on Blacklands tonight in Lavon

The route of the proposed toll road runs from just west of Greenville to Lavon.
KETR

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. 

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Blacklands Turnpike
7:37 am
Wed July 17, 2013

Public meeting on Blacklands corridor set

The meeting will address the fate of the NETEX railroad corridor in Hunt and Collin counties.
Mark Haslett KETR

Area residents will get a chance next week to learn more about a toll road being proposed between Greenville and Lavon, prior to the start of a formal transportation study on the project.

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Blacklands Turnpike
5:31 pm
Tue April 30, 2013

Morris: Public will retain planning control

Michael Morris
North Central Texas Council of Governments

The director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments' Transportation Department says that a bill in the Texas Legislature - Senate Bill 1110 - would neither increase nor decrease the likelihood of the Blacklands Turnpike becoming a reality.

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Blacklands Turnpike
7:00 am
Fri April 26, 2013

Transportation bill moving through legislature

NPR

A bill with possible implications for public-private transportation projects like the proposed Blacklands Turnpike is making its way through the Texas Legislature.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:27 am
Thu April 11, 2013

Planners: 'Blacklands corridor' needs study

The proposed toll road would follow the route of the old railroad line, which borders many homes in western Hunt County.
Mark Haslett

Northeast Texas communities, interested in the fate of the "Blacklands Corridor," await today's revision of the regional transportation plan.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:00 am
Thu March 21, 2013

Homeowners anxious in proposed road's path

The NETEX right-of-way, at left, has been identified as a possible route for a toll road.
Mark Haslett KETR

In western Hunt County, a nearby railroad right-of-way is now an ominous presence to some.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:52 am
Wed March 13, 2013

Public meetings address Hunt-Collin toll road

Large rolls of hay dot a field in western Hunt County, just north of the NETEX right-of-way.
Mark Haslett KETR

Citizen input continues on the proposed turnpike that would run from Greenville to Lavon.

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Blacklands Turnpike
10:47 am
Mon March 4, 2013

Public meetings set for Richardson, Arlington

In this area north of Caddo Mills in Hunt County, a line of trees marks the right-of-way that would be used by the proposed toll road.
Mark Haslett KETR

The North Texas Council of Governments will host public meetings for input on the region's transportation plan.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:11 am
Fri February 22, 2013

Transportation plan coming April 11

Neal Barker of Public Werks described the Blacklands Turnpike proposal to the public in Commerce on Feb. 5.
Mark Haslett KETR

The North Texas Council of Governments will reveal its new transportation plan - which could include the Blacklands Turnpike - on April 11.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:14 am
Thu February 21, 2013

Public Werks, NETEX moved quickly to advance project

The Blacklands Turnpike would run from Greenville to Lavon.
Daniel Starks KETR

The proposed Blacklands Turnpike went from concept to project over the past year.

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:35 am
Tue February 19, 2013

Looking online for answers about developers

An image from the front page of the cottonbeltcorridor.com.
cottonbeltcorridor.com

Finding out which company is trying to contract with the government requires just a little digging around.

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Blacklands Turnpike
6:48 am
Mon February 18, 2013

Getting to know NETEX

Sam Young, Franklin County NETEX board member
Franklin County

What is the Northeast Texas Rural Rail Transportation District and what's its role in the proposed Blacklands Turnpike project?

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Blacklands Turnpike
8:24 pm
Thu February 14, 2013

Toll road lease details kept secret

The toll road would follow the NETEX right-of-way from Greenville to Lavon.
KETR / Daniel Starks

Details about the proposed Blacklands Turnpike remain unavailable.

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Greenville-Lavon Toll Road
4:17 pm
Tue February 5, 2013

'Blacklands Turnpike' discussed in Commerce

Lions Club member and A&M-Commerce professor Betty Block, left, talks to K. Neal Barker of Dallas-based Public Werks. In the background at right is Brenda Short of Fate, who opposes the project.
Mark Haslett

A representative from the private firm designing the proposed toll road addressed the Lions Club in Commerce on Tuesday.

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