Top Stories: TEXpress Lanes Open In Tarrant County; New DFW Airport Parking Rules | KERA News

Top Stories: TEXpress Lanes Open In Tarrant County; New DFW Airport Parking Rules

Jul 19, 2018

The top local stories this morning from KERA News:

Some transportation relief is coming for parts of Fort Worth. The last segment of the $1.6 billion North Tarrant Express project opens on Thursday, two months ahead of schedule.

The redo of Interstate-35W through downtown added two TEXpress lanes in each direction, as well as auxiliary lanes and some frontage roads. Drivers can pay to use the TEXpress lanes or choose the rebuilt free lanes without being tolled.

Other stories this morning:

  • Come September, drivers can no longer park curbside while they wait to pick up passengers. Curbside areas at all five terminals will become active loading and unloading zones. Airport officials say the changes are designed to decrease overall congestion and improve safety and security.
  • A former general consul for Gov. Greg Abbott has been confirmed for a seat on the New Orleans-based 5th Circuit Court of Appeals. The Senate Judiciary Committee approved Andrew Oldham by a narrow one-vote margin on Wednesday. 
  • Every year, the Asian Film Festival of Dallas shows selections from Hong Kong, Japan and South Korea. Our Big Screen team previews this year’s festival that looks beyond those traditional hotbeds, by including a movie from Kashmir.

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