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Total Transportation Plan for the North Central Texas Region for 1990

freewayFWTAotal Transportation Plan for the North Central Texas Region for 1990 was the first regional transportation plan for the Dallas-Fort Worth Metropolitan Area. In developing the plan, year 1990 population and employment forecasts were used to project travel behavior on highway and transit alternatives. The planning process also included the evaluation of air transportation system concepts, and the inclusion of selected ground and air transportation alternatives in the completed plan. Recommendations of the 1990 plan included a dual runway concept for what was to become Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport; a feasibility study for an east-west transitway or other right-of-way through the Mid-Cities area (the Trinity Railway Express commuter rail service began operations in a portion of the RAILTRAN corridor in 1996); a review to include the cities of Denton and McKinney, and perhaps all of Denton and Collin counties in the metropolitan planning area (which are now included); the construction of several highways now completed or under construction (SH 360, SH 121 north of SH 183, SH 190, now the President George Bush Turnpike, IH 635 west of IH 35E, and the Dallas North Tollway north of IH 635); and the implementation of express bus and carpool transitways on radial corridors in both Dallas and Fort Worth (High Occupancy Vehicle lanes are now operating on the East R.L. Thorton Freeway (IH 30), the Stemmons Freeway (IH 35E), LBJ Freeway (IH 635), South R.L. Thornton Freeway (IH 35E), and US 67).

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