Transportation Advisory Committee Holds First Meeting Oct. 20
By Susan Schrock
Posted on October 18, 2016, October 18, 2016

Transportation Advisory Committee

The Arlington City Council recently appointed a 31-member Transportation Advisory Committee (TAC), which will hold its first meeting later this month.

The committee, whose members represent a broad and diverse cross-section of the community, will study Arlington's transportation-related needs and present recommendations to the City Council next fall. Enhancing Regional Mobility, such as championing for high-speed rail connectivity in the Dallas-Fort Worth area, ranks as one the City Council's top priorities for the American Dream City.

"This committee is tasked with articulating community needs, gathering information, analyzing data and developing a multi-modal transportation plan framework that will inform future decisions made by the City Council," Community Development and Planning Director John Dugan said.

The Transportation Advisory Committee, chaired by Arlington resident Bill Verkest, is expected to meet roughly once a month for the next year. Each meeting will be advertised in advance on the City's website and will include time for the public to weigh in with their thoughts on transportation, Dugan said.

The committee's kick-off meeting is scheduled from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, October 20 on the 3rd Floor of Arlington City Hall, 101 W. Abram Street.

For more information about the Transportation Advisory Committee, please visit

Transportation improvements

Arlington has seen numerous major street and highway improvement projects launch or come to a completion over the past year. Those projects include:

Completion of the $18 million Tri-Schools Road Project in southwest Arlington:

Groundbreaking on the $233 million Interstate 30/SH 360 Interchange

TxDOT's completion of the $5.3 million rehabilitation of Cooper Street between Interstate 20 and Mitchell Street:

TxDOT's construction of a four-lane bridge that will extend Center Street over and south of Interstate 20 to improve mobility:

Significant progress on the $330 million SH 360 Project, a 9.7-mile mobility improvement project that runs through Arlington, Grand Prairie and Mansfield.

Continued progress on the rebuild of Abram Street from the Grand Prairie city limits to Cooper Street:

Completion of street maintenance work on Green Oaks Boulevard between Pioneer Parkway and Arkansas Lane, followed by the start of street maintenance work on Green Oaks Boulevard between Little Road and Interstate 20 and on Little Road between Pleasant Ridge and Interstate 20.

The $11.5 million rebuild of Great Southwest Parkway from Avenue E to Abram Street:

The $4.5 million rebuild of Center Street from Arkansas Lane to Nottinghill Gate Street:

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