The Trinity River Toll Road Is Dead, and Dallas Has Angela Hunt to Thank for It

Angela Hunt, dressed in the former council member's now-familiar red, walked into Dallas City Council chambers Wednesday knowing the outcome of the vote. By morning's end, the Trinity River toll road would be dead. The council made it clear last week that a nine-mile-long parkway between the earthen levees, running from Interstate 35E-Highway 183 in the north to U.S. Highway 175 southwest of downtown, was, after two decades of contentious debate and knee-deep bull, a no-go. Even the mayor, once among the road's biggest proponents, along with 20 years' worth of mayors who preceded him, could find no reason to keep it alive. There is no money. There is no will. There is no way.   Continue reading...

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