Trans-Texas Corridor Master Development Plan Delivers Design-Build Innovation

This article discusses development strategies being adopted by the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to cope with the state’s rapidly growing population and new trade routes developed from the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA). One such project being discussed is the massive Trans-Texas Corridor (TTC) that will stretch from Oklahoma, through Dallas/Ft. Worth and then central Texas down to the border with Mexico. A multimodal route, the TTC will implement freeway, rail, and a utility corridor to ease congestion. The TTC would be three times the width of a typical modern freeway and would cost the state about $1.4 trillion. Texas has emphasized the role of public-private partnerships (PPP) in their efforts, and has already developed a master development plan (MDP) using such partnerships.

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  • Authors:
    • Engelke, Jonathan P
    • Marin, Diego
  • Publication Date: 2007-3


  • English

Media Info

  • Media Type: Print
  • Features: Illustrations; Maps;
  • Pagination: pp 25-26
  • Serial:
    • Transportation Builder
    • Volume: 19
    • Issue Number: 2
    • Publisher: American Road & Transportation Builders Association
    • ISSN: 1043-4054

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 01050306
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: UC Berkeley Transportation Library
  • Files: BTRIS, TRIS
  • Created Date: May 16 2007 12:30PM