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Texas Future, a nonprofit organization “dedicated to educating and talking with Texans about the issues relating to the funding of our roads and highways,” has released a video on the gap in infrastructure funding in Texas, caused by increased population growth and decreased sustainable funding sources. The video gives a brief explanation of constitutional amendment SJR 1, which will appear on the ballot in November....

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Earlier this month, the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition met to discuss bringing high-speed rail to Texas. Bill Meadows, Chairman of the Commission for High-Speed Rail (CHSR) in DFW , and Michael Morris, P.E., Director of Transportation at the North Central Texas Council of Governments , delivered a presentation on the highly-discussed project. Here are the key components of the presentation:

  • A “three station concept” is envisioned for
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Freese and Nichols worked with Parker County to produce a video highlighting the successes of the Parker County Transportation Bond Program . Freese and Nichols assisted the county in the planning phase of the project and now serves as program manager, overseeing design and construction of all projects and providing public involvement services.

The video debuted at a luncheon celebrating the completion of the Ric Williamson Memorial...

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A decades-long effort to connect central and southwest Fort Worth culminated Sunday, May 11, with the opening of the Chisholm Trail Parkway . The Parkway, operated by the North Texas Tollway Authority, extends 28 miles from Interstate 30 in Fort Worth to US Highway 67 in Cleburne.

In the 1980s, Freese and Nichols played a key role in the road's development by helping develop an alternate route that would not cut through...

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The Trinity River Vision Authority board voted to change the name of the Trinity Uptown project to Panther Island , but the $910 million project’s vision remains the same. It is expected to minimize flood risk, boost economic development and transform the area into a mixed-use, multimodal community.

The Panther Island project is a massive collaboration between public and private entities. Freese and Nichols designed three bridges , the signature pieces...

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Are you looking for a new paving material that will help differentiate your project from the others? Then consider the new narrow modular pavers. The long horizontal pavers can be used for streetscape enhancements, plaza areas, and sidewalks and will help your project to stand out amongst the rest.

Freese and Nichols’ award-winning Urban Planning + Design team has provided services to more than 150 cities in the United States. If you have questions...

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More than 100 people were on hand Tuesday, April 22, for a ribbon-cutting ceremony to mark a major milestone in the 2008 Parker County Transportation Bond Program : the completion of the Ric Williamson Memorial Highway interchange at Interstate 20. The interchange, which is scheduled to open to traffic in the next few weeks, is the final component of the 5.6-mile highway that loops around the north and west sides of Weatherford....

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Freese and Nichols has been recognized for continued commitment to the National Complete Streets Coalition as a Bronze Partner.

Freese and Nichols has been a longtime sponsor of the Coalition, which works to have all users — including bicyclists, pedestrians and public transportation vehicles and riders —accommodated in infrastructure policies.

Kevin St. Jacques , Urban Planning + Design, Dallas, is an active member of the Coalition's National Speakers...

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