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Denton County Judge Andy Eads elected chair of Regional Transportation Council

Posted June 18, 2019

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Denton County Judge Andy Eads will lead the Regional Transportation Council (RTC) for the next year after his election as chair of 44-member transportation policymaking body.

Eads, who moves up from vice chair, replaces Tarrant County Commissioner Gary Fickes. Fickes chaired the RTC through the 86th Session of the Texas Legislature, which concluded in May.

Johnson County Judge Roger Harmon was elected vice chair after serving as secretary for the past year. Dallas County Commissioner Theresa Daniel was named the new secretary. The new officers will serve in their positions through June 2020.

As the transportation policymaking body for the 12-county Dallas-Fort Worth area, the RTC oversees transportation planning for the fourth-largest metropolitan area in the country. The region has a current population of more than 7 million people and is expected to grow to more than 11 million by 2045. The RTC guides the development of roadway, rail and bicycle-pedestrian plans and programs; allocates transportation funds; and recommends projects to the Texas Transportation Commission.

The policymaking body’s collaborative approach has helped the region develop a multimodal transportation system that provides residents options for getting to work, school and recreational activities. The RTC has also embraced technology as it seeks to pursue innovative ways, such as high-speed rail and hyperloop technology, to connect people.

One of the primary planning tasks of the RTC and North Central Texas Council of Governments is the development of the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, a blueprint that guides transportation expenditures over 20-plus years. The RTC approved the $136.4 billion Mobility 2045 last year.

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