Dallas, Texas: City Pushes Back on TxDOT’s I-30 Redesign

While discussing the redevelopment of Interstate I-30 during a meeting of the Dallas City Council’s Mobility Solutions, Infrastructure and Sustainability Committee this afternoon, council member Philip Kingston captured the real significance of the moment.

“I’m not sure people understand how radical what have here is,” Kingston said about city staff’s laundry list of suggested revisions to TxDOT’s initial engineering schematics. “The city staff has never taken a lead on shaping a proposed TxDOT project.”

That comment may sound shocking. Isn’t a city’s transportation department supposed to lead the city’s transportation planning?