Case Studies

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Austin Accessibility Assessment Improvement (AAAIM)

Austin, TX

Persons with disabilities have long voiced concerns about the lack of integrated access between Capital Metro's (CMTA) fixed-route bus stops and the City of Austin's transportation network, particularly the pedestrian infrastructure, a disconnect... more

Central Texas Greenprint for Growth

Bastrop County, TX

Greenprint for Growth or "Greenprinting" uses TPL's unique application of Geographic Information System (GIS) mapping and modeling technology to help local governments and communities make informed land use decisions, guiding where growth and... more

The purpose of this project was to replace a low water crossing over the Frio River quickly and with minimum impact on the recreational visitors and the water quality.

FM 1120 Low Water Crossing, Real County, Texas

Real County, TX

The purpose of this project was to replace a low water crossing over the Frio River quickly and with minimum impact on the recreational visitors and the water quality. The crossing was in need of replacement due to a series of floods that had... more

Green Ribbon Project

Houston, TX (Started 1997, Completed 2001)

The purpose of the Green Ribbon Project was to provide the Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) with conceptual guidelines to integrate environmental aesthetics with roadway functionality. This project was intended to set forth a broad... more

Lancaster Ave

I-30/I-35W Interchange Reconstruction - Project Development

Ft. Worth, TX (Started 1991)

Following previous attempt, owners of some adjacent properties proposed for redevelopment filed and won a lawsuit (~1985) to stop further work on design to reconstruct and widen an existing elevated freeway and system interchange through the south... more

Connecting Dallas Timeline

IH-30 East Gateway

Dallas, TX

Over fifty years ago, Fair Park, portions of Deep Ellum, and adjacent neighborhoods were separated from the rest of the city by the construction of Interstate 30. While the highway provided much-needed mobility and helped suburban development, there... more

Duncanville Main Street Redesigned

Main Street Duncanville

Duncanville, TX (Started 2008)

The purpose of the Downtown Duncanville District is to support a pedestrian-oriented, mixed-use urban development environment, with convenient access to rail transit, shopping, employment, housing, and neighborhood retail services. The intent is to... more

Project Site

Northwest Highway at White Rock Lake Park

Dallas, TX

To replace deficient & functionally obsolete structures such as; Westbound White Rock Creek- bridges built in 1931 and Eastbound White Rock Creek- bridges built in 1961. Also, to improve safety, operation, and structural efficiency by raising the... more

S.M. Wright Parkway – Landscape and Aesthetic Concept Plan

Dallas, TX (Started 2008, Completed 2019)

The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) is undertaking design plans and environmental studies for improvements to US 175 / S. M. Wright Freeway. The study includes improvements to IH 45 from S. M. Wright Freeway (US 175) to south of Lamar... more

Noise Walls - Horizontal

State Highway 161 Design and Construction

Grand Prairie, TX

The new location freeway cut across Grand Prairie, running north and south through the western third of the City. Additionally, the roadway's location was planned to run through a section of open space which would in the future link two of the City’s... more


State Highway 191 Corridor and Access Management Study

(Completed 2012-07-01)

State Highway 191 serves as a vital connection between the cities of Midland and Odessa. This 14-mile corridor not only provides a linkage between these two employment centers, but also provides accessibility to vast areas of open land that were... more

State Highway 5 Corridor Context Sensitive Transportation Study (SH 5 Corridor Study)

McKinney, TX (Started 2013-02)

The purpose of the State Highway 5 Corridor Context Sensitive Transportation Study (SH 5 Corridor Study) is to formulate a corridor master plan that includes the “public realm” as well as the “private realm” in order to transform the entire... more

Village at Leander Station Drawing

Village at Leander Station

(Started 2009-03)

The issues initiating the planning effort were a result of the voter approval for the MetroRail Redline, the success of the MetroExpress Bus services to Leander, and the consistently cooperative support of the City of Leander officials and staff. ... more

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