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1 Dallas-Fort Worth Area Major Transportation Projects Presented by: Jeffrey C. Neal Program Manager Transportation North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) August 14, 2014 Texas Society of Professional Engineers (Fort Worth Chapter) August 2014 Chapter Meeting The Petroleum Club

2 Overview of Major Transportation Projects Regional Transportation Partners 2 Metropolitan Planning Organization MPO North Central Texas Council of Governments NCTCOG Regional Transportation Council RTC Texas Department of Transportation TxDOT Dallas, Fort Worth, and Paris Districts North Texas Tollway Authority NTTA Transit Authorities Dallas Area Rapid Transit DART Denton County Transportation Authority DCTA Fort Worth Transportation Authority The T Advocacy Groups Local Governments Private Sector Contractors

3 Overview of Major Transportation Projects(cont.) Primary Funding Sources 3 Federal Funds Motor Fuels Tax (18.4 cents/gallon) Moving Ahead for Progress in the 21 st Century Act MAP-21 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act ARRA Transportation Infrastructure Finance and Innovation Act TIFIA Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery TIGER State Funds Motor Fuels Tax (20 cents/gallon) and Vehicle Registration Fees Proposition 12/14 Bonds and Texas Mobility Funds Toll Revenues and Public-Private Partnerships Proposition 1 (pending November 2014 general election) Regional/Local Funds Capital Improvement Bonds NTTA Regional Toll Revenue RTR

4 Overview of Major Transportation Projects(cont.) Metropolitan Transportation Plan Priorities/Expenditures 4 Maximize Existing System Strategic Infrastructure Investment Infrastructure Maintenance Maintain & Operate Existing Facilities Bridge Replacements Management and Operations Improve Efficiency & Remove Trips from System Traffic Signals and Bicycle & Pedestrian Improvements Growth, Development, and Land Use Strategies More Efficient Land Use & Transportation Balance Rail and Bus Induce Switch to Transit HOV/Managed Lanes Increase Auto Occupancy Freeways/Tollways and Arterials Additional Vehicle Capacity $28.9 $4.8 $3.9 $15.6 $45.5 Mobility Update Expenditures $98.7 * *Actual dollars, in billions

5 Overview of Major Transportation Projects(cont.) Strategic Infrastructure Investments Project Types 5 Regional Freeway System Interstate, US, and State Highways Regional Toll Road System NTTA Toll Facilities (DNT, PGBT, Chisholm Trail Parkway, etc.) Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System Public/Private Partnerships Comprehensive Development Agreements (Toll Concession) Design Bid/Build Regional Rail System DART/The T Commuter Rail, Light Rail, and Streetcar Facilities Cotton Belt Innovative Financing Initiative Freight Rail High Speed Rail

6 Regional Freeway System IH 30/IH 35E Horseshoe Project 6

7 Regional Freeway System (cont.) IH 45/US 175 SM Wright Project 7 SM Wright Reconstruction

8 Regional Freeway System(cont.) US 75 (Collin County) 8

9 Regional Toll Road System NTTA Toll Road Projects 9

10 Regional Toll Road System(cont.) Project Location: Existing and Future Implementation 10 Existing or Under Construction Planned Collin County Outer Loop Dallas North Tollway Extension East Branch (SH 190) Loop 9 SH 161/SH 360 Toll Connector SH 170 SH 360 Toll Road Trinity Parkway

11 Regional Toll Road System(cont.) President George Bush Turnpike Western Extension 11

12 Regional Toll Road System(cont.) Chisholm Trail Parkway 12

13 Regional Toll Road System(cont.) SH 360 Toll Road (2018) 13 TxDOT/NTTA/NCTCOG Design-Build Project RTC approved resolution to financially backstop TxDOT $300 million loan NTTA will operate toll road and use collected revenue to repay loan Initial Phase: 4-lanes Camp Wisdom Road to Broad Street Super-2 Broad Street to US 287

14 Regional Toll Road System(cont.) SH 161 Three-Mile Island Project (2019) 14 Phase One (2015): Shoulder usage during peak period Additional signage Adjustment of pavement markings ITS/illumination deployment Phase Two (2019): Two tolled lanes and two general purpose lanes in each direction SH 161 traffic has option to use free or tolled lanes; SH 183/local street traffic may only use free lanes Toll rates uniform to PGBT sections Existing assets (bridges, ramps, etc.) to remain as much as possible

15 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System Public/Private Partnerships 15 LBJ Express North Tarrant Express DFW Connector

16 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System(cont.) Existing and Imminent Projects 16 Existing Under Construction DFW Connector LBJ Express North Tarrant Express

17 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System(cont.) DFW Connector 17

18 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System(cont.) DFW Connector Additional Scope Items 18 FM 2499 Project New grade separations and frontage roads ($90 million) SH 121 Section 13 Project Expansion to ten general purpose lanes, new ramps, and frontage roads ($59 million)

19 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System(cont.) LBJ Express 19 $2.7 billion (largest project in North Texas history) Completion December 2015

20 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System(cont.) North Tarrant Express IH 820 and SH 121/183 Cross Sections 20

21 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System(cont.) North Tarrant Express IH 35W/US 287 (Segment 3A/3B) 21

22 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System (cont.) 35Express Project Dallas to Denton (2017) 22

23 Regional Managed/HOV Lanes System(cont.) SH 114/SH 183/Loop 12 Project (2018) 23 Environmental approval in April 2014 Conditional award to Southgate Mobility Partners (Kiewit) in May 2014 Initial Phase: Reconstruct portions of frontage roads and general purpose lanes New managed toll lanes EB/NB and SB/WB ramps at Loop 12/SH 183 junction

24 Regional Rail System Commuter and Light Rail Projects 24

25 Regional Rail System(cont.) Existing and Imminent Projects 25 Existing Rail Lines Rail Currently In Service DART LRT DCTA A -Train TRE Under Construction DART Orange Line Planned Service by 2020 Cotton Belt Line TEX Rail DART Blue Line

26 Regional Rail System(cont.) DART Orange Line I-3 Project DFWIA Terminal A/B Station 26

27 Regional Rail System (cont.) TEX Rail Project (2019) mile Commuter Rail System ($800 million) Ten stations (two deferred in North Richland Hills) Will connect to DART Orange Line at DFW Airport Terminal A/B Station Record of Decision (ROD) expected in Fall 2014 Vehicle and Engineering RFQ processes underway Construction

28 Regional Rail System(cont.) Cotton Belt Rail Innovative Finance Initiative 28

29 Regional Rail System(cont.) Dallas Streetcar TIGER Project (2015) 29

30 Regional Rail System(cont.) Freight Rail Tower 55 TIGER Project (Fort Worth) 30 ± Legend Tower 55 UP Railroad BNSF Railway Trinity Railway Express Fort Worth & Western Railroad

31 Regional Rail System(cont.) High Speed Rail Texas Central Railway Proposal 31 High Speed (Grade-Separated) Rail Along IH 30 Phase 2: Fort Worth to Dallas Phase 1: Dallas to Houston

32 Regional Rail System (cont.) Texas Oklahoma Passenger Rail Study 32 $14 Million Study ($5.6 Million in FRA Grant) 850-Mile Corridor Service-level development plan identified by 2015 Connects OKC, DFW, Austin, and San Antonio with potential extension(s) to Corpus Christi, Brownsville, and/or Laredo Considers Highway and/or Railroad Right-Of-Way Considers Higher-Speed Rail (at-grade; MPH) or High Speed Rail (gradeseparated; 150+ MPH)

33 Contact Information: Jeffrey C. Neal Program Manager Congestion Management/Innovative Project Delivery Team (817) August 14, 2014 Texas Society of Professional Engineers Fort Worth Chapter August 2014 Chapter Meeting

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