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GOAL 3: DALLAS’ COMMUNITIES HAVE ACCESS TO SUSTAINABLE, AFFORDABLE, TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS.

Targets

INSTALL 1,500 EV CHARGING OUTLETS TO SUPPORT 39,000 VEHICLES THROUGHOUT THE CITY BY 2030.

 

ALL NEW TRANSIT BUSES AND LIGHT DUTY VEHICLES PURCHASED BY THE CITY, DALLAS SCHOOLS, AND DART AFTER 2030 TO BE FULLY ELECTRIFIED, AND THEN FULL FLEET TRANSITION BY 2040.

 

SINGLE OCCUPANT VEHICLE TRAVEL MODE SHIFT FROM 88% TO 79% BY  2030 AND 88% TO 62% BY 2050.

 Quarter 1 Progress

Reported January 2021

The transportation sector forms the single largest contribution of GHG emissions in Dallas (34%), of which 98 percent is attributed to on-road transportation. The majority (78%) of Dallas residents drive to work alone, while another 23.2% carpool, telework (4.8%), and use transit (3.8%), and other modes of transportation. In FY 20-21, six actions from this sector, with 24 milestones, will be initiated. These actions include implementation of the Connect Dallas Mobility Plan, along with expansion of existing programs and efforts, as well as updates to existing codes and ordinances. This sector will involve Transportation, Equipment & Fleet Management, Office of the Bond Program, Economic Development, the Ad Hoc COVID Recovery Committee, Sustainable Development & Construction, Planning & Urban Design, as well as external partners such as DART and DISD. View the full Year One Work Plan here.

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COMPLETE

1. Update streetlight standards to require energy-efficient streetlights for new and replacement installations.

2. Initiate conversion of traffic lights to LEDs, where feasible.

3. Initiate conversion of streetlights to LEDs, where feasible.

T16:

Convert all traffic lights and streetlights to LEDs.

IN PROGRESS

1. Determine locations for EV charging stations.

2. Conduct a fleet electrification study.

3. Explore funding opportunities for EV charging and fleet electrification.

4. Install public and semi-public EV charging infrastructure as feasible.

Continue to work on development of high-speed rail 

T5:

Support and expand recommended Travel Demand Management strategies identified in the Strategic Mobility Plan.

T2:

Work with private and public intrastate transport operators to expand transit services between major super commuting cities.

Adopt the Strategic Mobility Plan.

T11:

Develop a new comprehensive land use strategy in the upcoming comprehensive plan update to pair with the SMP and CECAP goals, adopt policy to reduce transportation related GHG emissions.

1. During development process, coordinate with DART's long-range transit plan and the TOD policy.

2. During development process, ensure alignment with the bus system, regional job growth, density and

    CECAP goal.

3. During development process, ensure alignment with other relevant plans such as the Strategic Mobility

,   Plan, Economic Development Plan, and Comprehensive Housing Policy.

4. Evaluate need for a policy requiring conformity with land use strategy for staff approval.

T14:

Adopt a revised parking ordinance strategy that supports new mode split goals and land use strategy that minimizes available parking in transit-oriented districts.

1. Consider establishing parking maximums in areas with mature transit infrastructure

2. Consider establishing parking management districts as needed.

3. Pilot a parking district in a Dallas PID, as feasible.

T16:

Convert all traffic lights and streetlights to LEDs. 

Contract with ONCOR to perform lighting energy audits.

T1:

Work with City of Dallas, DISD, and DART to transition the bus and light duty fleet to 100% electric by 2040.

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T2:

Work with private and public intrastate transport operators to expand transit services between major super commuting cities.

1. Work with DART to incentivize and expand current offerings in the city for transit commuting services.

2. Work with partners to identify businesses that heavily utilize short-haul air travel.

T5:

Support and expand recommended Travel Demand Management strategies identified in the Strategic Mobility Plan.

Work with business community to educate on benefits of travel demand, including, but not limited to,

work at home, and shifting office schedules.

T11:

Develop a new comprehensive land use strategy in the upcoming comprehensive plan update to pair with the SMP and CECAP goals, adopt policy to reduce transportation related GHG emissions.

1. Initiate comprehensive land use plan update, as feasible

2. Evaluate need for a policy requiring non-conforming developers to demonstrate how they will mitigate

    negative impacts.

T16:

Convert all traffic lights and streetlights to LEDs. 

Identify best available retrofit improvements.

PENDING

Resources for Residents

1 Commute for a whole month on the price of a tank of gas with the DART Vanpool service, available to those commuting from an area not served by DART rail or bus. Riders are guaranteed a seat each day and up to two emergency rides home a quarter.

 

2 Join the Try Parking It app to find greener commute options like carpool, vanpool, and transit in north central Texas. Earn rewards from participating businesses for tracking your greener trips.

 

3 Check out DART’s Bike and Ride program. Bike & Ride commuting combines the cost-effectiveness of public transit with the health benefits of cycling.

Resources for Businesses

1 Encourage your employees to use the DART Vanpool service by offering pre-tax commuter benefits and/or offering a small subsidy. Vanpool riders get to skip the traffic by riding in the HOV lane and will show up to work less drained from their commutes.

2 Install workplace charging stations to support employees who drive electric vehicles. Contact DFW Clean Cities for more information.

 

3 Consider the DART Employer Annual Pass program. Offering an annual DART pass to your employees can boost employee productivity and morale while also offering tangible benefits to your company’s bottom line.

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Dallas City Hall
1500 Marilla Street, Room 7A North
Dallas, TX 75201
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