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Many agencies in the transportation industry are continuing to work during the coronavirus outbreak, while taking necessary precautions to protect their workers. However, impacts of the coronavirus continue to evolve as closures and stay-at-home orders expand. Decreases in the workforce, tollway revenues and gas taxes are just some of the nationwide problems that have resulted from the COVID-19 pandemic.

State of the Industry

Surveys and research from the transportation industry indicate that it...

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At Freese and Nichols, our various planning groups regularly use U.S. Census Bureau data to forecast clients’ needs for water, transportation, utilities, land use and development. The 2020 Census count takes place this spring, and we encourage you to take the time to complete it and encourage anyone within your influence to do the same (your data is confidential).

Why...

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In order to connect passengers between Dallas and Houston in 90 minutes, the proposed Texas Central High-Speed Rail must cross the Trinity River and numerous other streams, drainage ways and floodplains.

Freese and Nichols played a key role in developing the first privately developed high-speed train project in North America. To examine alignment alternatives for the high-speed train, nearly 900 drainage crossings with a combined drainage area of 7,000 square miles were...

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The latest issue of the North Texas Commission's NTX Magazine focuses on the future of North Texas and how the advancement in technology will play a role. A panelists of experts were consulted as to what these changes and innovations may look and feel like. One of the experts was our Urban Planning + Design Group Manager/Pratice Leader Wendy Shabay .

With her 25+ years of planning experience in Dallas-Fort Worth, Wendy was...

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In today’s busy, fast-paced world, the curb is one of the most in-demand spaces. With new players in the game – electric scooters and car-share services – planners and cities must rethink their approach to curbside planning and management, especially for big cities and high-density urban areas.

Who are the Major Players?

There’s a long list of people who are competing for their piece of curbside realty from your typical designated...

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As we evaluate our streets for greater effectiveness, curb space has come to the forefront in urban areas.

The transition zone between vehicular movement and local access, the curb space is in high demand through the development of new mobility options and rise of e-commerce. Historically reserved for car parking and loading, this flex zone between vehicular travel lanes and pedestrian space has the potential for many other uses that may better...

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At the intersection of technology and transportation, the conversation is ever evolving through research and partnerships leading to better data and mobility options.

Freese and Nichols’ Stanford Lynch , Chris Bosco , and Daniel Herrig attended the third annual Texas Mobility Summit to take part in the dialogue on the state of mobility and the path forward in technology shaping the future of transportation....

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Congratulations to Eric Potts , Account Director, Pearland, who was appointed as the new Vice Chair for the Airport Cooperative Research Program (ACRP) Oversight Committee in July. Eric has served on the Oversight Committee since 2013; he will be working alongside Committee Chair​ Deborah Flint, who is the executive Director of Los Angeles World Airports.

The primary participants of...

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