For the first time in two years, Tarrant County Commissioner, Gary Fickes, kicked off the annual Transportation Summit in North Texas. Over the past decade, the Summit draws more than 600 transportation, infrastructure and logistics professionals to converge on cutting edge technology development, policy, and industry practices.
NTE/LBJ/NTE35W, along with Cintra US, sponsored the annual event and participated in the dialogue of the day. Longtime transportation leader, Tarrant County Judge, Glen Whitley, had a conversation on stage with our very own Cintra US President, Alberto Gonzalez, on the subject of “Making a Case for Managed Lanes”.
The two executives discussed the historic legislation passed in 2009 that created the successful Public Private Partnerships (P3s) in the Dallas/Fort Worth metroplex, bringing about mobility and economic development years ahead of traditional methods.
Managed Lanes in Texas
The Managed Lane network throughout the North Texas region is a collaborative endeavor of the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT), North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG), Cintra and Ferrovial Construction. Since opening the first corridor in 2014, drivers have experienced congestion relief, faster commutes and safer travel on 21st Century designed and constructed roadways.
Cintra and Ferrovial Construction continue to build and operate new managed lane projects in North Texas, and engage local and state officials to restore P3 opportunities where relief is needed in congested major urban areas.