Blacklands Corridor
9:00 am
Thu January 15, 2015

NETEX assigns executive director, cuts ties with Public Werks

Harley Davis speaks during a discussion at the NETEX Board meeting Wednesday at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs.
Credit Cindy Roller / Cooper Review

The Northeast Rural Rail Transportation District (NETEX) Board met Wednesday afternoon at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs. NETEX Chairman Sam Young stated while no immediate formal action was taken during the meeting, they have no ties with Public Werks and were in the process of establishing a release.

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Blacklands Corridor
10:58 am
Thu March 20, 2014

Regional transportation meetings come to Greenville

Earlier public meetings on the topic have been held in Lavon and Nevada.
Mark Haslett

The process of providing public input for the Blacklands Corridor Feasibility Study continue with a meeting in Greenville on March 20. The event will begin with an open house at 5:30 p.m., followed by a presentation by North Central Texas Council of Governments Regional Transportation Division staff at 6 p.m.

A public comment period will follow the presentation and the evening will conclude with another open house following the public comments.

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Blacklands Turnpike
9:43 am
Wed September 4, 2013

Toll road meeting in Cooper on Thursday

A sign opposing a toll road in the Blacklands Corridor greets motorists near the site of a July 25 public meeting on the topic in Lavon.
Mark Haslett KETR

The board of the Sulphur River Regional Mobility Authority will meet this week, and the Blacklands Corridor is on the agenda.

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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.

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
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
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
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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7:53 am
Mon December 10, 2012

Possible Toll Road for Hunt County

North Texas residents may soon travel between Hunt County and the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex via a new toll road. The Greenville City Council is being asked to back the creation of the private toll road, which would initially stretch from Greenville to Lavon and eventually to the President George Bush Turnpike.

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