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FAQs

 Who is leading the study? 
Collin County is leading the Future Mobility study and is partnering with cities, adjacent counties and other agencies such as the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOTG) and the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) to help ensure a regional approach to transportation planning. Transportation needs do not stop at county lines which is why Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt counties are included in the study. 
What is the study area? 
The initial phase of the study focuses on transportation needs in the east portion of Collin County. The study area is bound by I-30 on the south, SH 121 on the north and the Collin County/Hunt County line on the east. The western boundary is a combination of President George Bush Turnpike (PGBT), SH 78, FM 2551, SH 5 and Airport Boulevard.
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Why is this study being conducted? 
Collin and adjoining counties have become an attractive destination for new commercial and residential developments which makes it difficult to identify land needed for future transportation improvements. Early planning and public involvement are important for maximizing mobility benefits, identifying transportation options, evaluating and mitigating possible impacts, and preserving land needed for potential improvements. 
How will feedback received from the public be considered during the study? 
Public input is important and will be used to identify potential transportation improvements and help determine how the study will move forward. Comments received from the public will be documented and reviewed by Collin County to inform future decisions. 
Will public meetings take place in-person or virtually? 
Both virtual and in-person public meeting opportunities are available.
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How can I receive updates about the study? Who do I contact if I have questions? 
Click here to sign up for updates about the study, including public meeting notices.
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What happens after the study is complete? 
Collin County will determine next steps based on the outcomes of this initial study. After the study is complete, the County may decide to move forward with additional studies or evaluation of projects. 
When will recommendations for future transportation improvements in the study area be announced?
At this time, there is no specific date for when Collin County will announce future transportation improvements for the study area. Next steps will be determined based on the outcomes of this initial phase of the study which is expected to be complete in late summer 2021. However, all dates are subject to change. 
Does the study consider potential impacts of COVID-19 on traffic?
The study will primarily focus on historical data and traffic trends prior to the start of the COVID-19 pandemic in March 2020. COVID-19 impacts to mobility may be considered in the future as more data becomes available. 
How much focus is on traffic traveling to adjacent counties? 
Regional connectivity is an important part of the study. Transportation needs do not stop at county lines which is why Dallas, Rockwall and Hunt counties are included in the study. Data from the origin-destination traffic study as well as input from the public, businesses and local governments will be important for understanding travel patterns and evaluating future transportation needs throughout the study area. 
Is Collin County considering new toll roads in the study area? 
Route studies and roadway designs are not included in the initial phase of the study. At this time, no new toll roads are being considered in the study area. 
Are there any considerations for transit in this study? 
Collin County will consider other modes of transportation as the study moves forward. The County is also actively participating in the Collin County Transit Study that began in April 2020 and is being led by the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG). More information about the transit study can be found on the NCTCOG website. Recommendations from the Collin County Transit Study will be considered in more advanced phases of the project. 
What about more bicycle infrastructure in Collin County? 
The initial phase of the study is an opportunity for the public to provide input on future transportation needs, including potential multimodal needs. Comments received from the public regarding multimodal improvements will be considered as the study moves forward. 
Will the study take into consideration prior or current planning efforts?
Yes, the study will use feedback and data collected during prior planning efforts as much as possible, including the 2014 Collin County Mobility Plan which serves as a guide for future investments in transportation facilities and services. The study will also consider current planning efforts such as the Collin County Outer Loop, the multiple TxDOT US 380 projects and NCTCOG Collin County Transit study
Will the study include data from the 2020 Census? 
Yes, the study team will review relevant data from the 2020 Census as it becomes available (anticipated Fall 2021).
What environmental constraints are being considered? 
Using already developed data, a preliminary analysis of relevant environmental data was conducted to identify land use, major utility corridors, public parks and recreation areas, conservation and environmentally sensitive areas, and natural features such as vegetation, streams and wildlife. Some of the most notable environmental constraints within the study area include: Lavon Lake, Lake Ray Hubbard, many other smaller lakes, several Soil Conservation Site Reservoirs, US Army Corps of Engineers land and several oil and gas pipelines. 
Are safety improvements being considered? 
Yes, a preliminary crash analysis was conducted using TxDOT’s Crash Records Information System (CRIS). The study team analyzed five years of crash data from 2015-2019 to identify areas where crashes frequently occur and opportunities to enhance safety on roadways within the study area. 
Is there a plan to expand the Origin-Destination (O&D) Traffic Study to other roadways in the study area? 
Yes, now that a process has been established to analyze this new traffic data derived from anonymous data points from mobile devices traveling through the study area, the County is planning to expand the O&D study to include other roadways within the study area.