Harley Davis speaks during a discussion at the NETEX Board meeting Wednesday at the Blacklands Railroad Office in Sulphur Springs.
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.

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.

Mark Haslett / KETR

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


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. 

Mark Haslett / KETR

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

Mark Haslett / KETR

Citizen input continues on the proposed turnpike that 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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Franklin County

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

KETR / Daniel Starks

Details about the proposed Blacklands Turnpike remain unavailable.

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.