Tarrant County is one of the most rapidly expanding counties in the United States, and its transportation systems must keep up with the ever-increasing population. With over two million residents, Collin County is now home to more than one million people. As part of the program, seven miles of highway corridors were addressed in Tarrant County. This includes metropolitan rapid transit authorities in Houston, San Antonio, Austin and Corpus Christi, regional transportation authorities in Dallas and Fort Worth, municipal transit departments in El Paso, and the Denton County Transportation Authority, a joint venture between Denton County and the cities of Denton and Lewisville.
Mobility assistance patrols also provide assistance to motorists on interstate corridors in Dallas and Tarrant Counties, as well as parts of Collin and Denton Counties. This includes toll roads managed by the North Texas Highway Authority and private operators of LBJ and North Tarrant Express. The 13th annual Tarrant Transportation Summit hosted by Tarrant County District 3 commissioner Gary Fickes at the Hurst Convention Center highlighted this message. As the fifth fastest-growing county in the United States, Tarrant County faces more than just getting people from one place to another.
From new roads and additional lanes on highways to expanding rail capacity and aviation infrastructure, Tarrant County officials have taken on the challenge to become nationally recognized leaders in providing cutting-edge solutions to mobility issues.