The results are in from state Representative Rafael Anchia's survey of Dallas residents' feelings about the Trinity toll road. They are exactly what you'd expect.
Of 1,014 respondents who reported Dallas ZIP codes, only 42 said they supported the toll road, and 955 were against the toll road and. Somewhat inexplicably, 17 people cared enough to log in and take the survey but said they needed more information about a project that's been in the works for more than 15 years.
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Anchia, as he told us he would last week, has also announced a town hall meeting to discuss the toll road. Michael Morris, transportation director of the North Central Texas Council of Governments and the toll road's most important backer, will sit on a panel with City Council member Scott Griggs, a long-time opponent of the road. The meeting is scheduled for December 3 at Rosemont Elementary, right in Griggs' Oak Cliff backyard.
"In talking with constituents about the Trinity Tollroad Project, I was hearing a constant message of dissatisfaction with the proposed road. I conducted a survey to gauge the climate in and around Dallas, and the respondents were startlingly opposed to the project," Anchia said in a statement.
No advance registration is required for the meeting but sending questions ahead of time to firstname.lastname@example.org is encouraged.