Transportation & Real Estate

Dallas Drafts a Mobility Plan as DART Revamps Routes

By Amanda Popken / March 16, 2020 / 4 Comments

Now’s your chance to have a say in the transportation and mobility planning in Dallas, with both the City and DART. Would you believe Connect Dallas will be the very FIRST Strategic Mobility Plan for the City of Dallas? This document will take all the transportation plans and projects, and set the priorities which will […]

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Here’s Why You Should Skip TXDoT’s Meetings on I-345 This Week

By Jon Anderson / December 3, 2019 / 22 Comments

Last night, TXDoT conducted their first community meeting as they explore what to do with I-345 – the highway at the eastern edge of downtown that connects I-45 and US-75. I’d guestimate some 250 people trekked to the St. Philip’s School and Community Center in Southern Dallas, and  I’d bet all of them were disappointed. […]

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If You Want To Fight Traffic, Get In Your Car And Drive

By Jon Anderson / October 31, 2019 / 4 Comments

When I visit the grocery store, I purchase 10, 20, or maybe 50 things – in a single roundtrip. When I order those same things online, how many trips are generated? Assuming the number of trips remains the same to get a product either to a supermarket or a warehouse, how many trips are needed […]

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TopMix Permeable: Why Are We Not Using This in Dallas?

By Candy Evans / July 27, 2018 / 2 Comments

A U.K. firm has created a water absorbing concrete that I seriously think we need to take a look at and begin using or making here in the U.S. STAT. This concrete is called “TopMix permeable”  and it acts as a giant concrete sieve/sponge, allowing the rainwater to drain right through it. Working on the traditional […]

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Plano’s View of Cotton Belt Rail: “We could probably buy each of those riders a Tesla for what we are paying in taxes”

By Candy Evans / January 17, 2017 / 2 Comments

  [Editor’s Note: Candy Evans is the founder and publisher of CandysDirt.com and is now running for Dallas City Council in District 11. The opinions expressed in this column are her own.] My announcement that I am running for Dallas City Council District 11 (and running this blog, of course, too!) has brought out some very interesting […]

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