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Study examines truck parking needs in DFW

Posted Oct. 10, 2018

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Truck parking is a major issue both nationally and within North Texas.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments recently completed the Regional Truck Parking Study, which examined overnight and temporary truck parking needs in the Dallas-Fort Worth area.

The study, a recommendation resulting from a comprehensive analysis of the region’s freight system, focused on areas where more truck parking is needed. Currently, there are more than 4,000 truck parking spots in the region, but growth has necessitated improvements in this area.

The analysis also identified areas with the most critical truck parking priorities, known as corridors of concern. Recommendations were developed to provide guidance to address these findings. The study recommends the state and region make truck parking location information more accessible, make use of underutilized land, develop new rest areas and improve truck parking ordinances and land-use analysis.

A fact sheet to help residents better understand the need for additional truck parking is available.

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