Dallas DOT Is Making Plans for a Better-Connected City

From modern Dallas’ start in the early 1900s, the region largely focused on new development, sprawl and roadways to connect it all. Transportation policy has long been guided by powerful Texas state authorities that invested heavily in car-centric planning. Before 2018, according to Jay Blazek Crossley, executive director of Farm & City, local transit matters in Dallas fell to the public works agency, which has “been just focused on building more roads.” (Farm & City is a nonprofit that promotes sustainable urban and rural living across Texas.)