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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.

 Q4 Progress

Reported October 2023

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 22-23, 13 actions from this sector, with 28 milestones, will be initiated. Implementation of these milestones will involve collaboration between the following City departments:

  • Bond & Construction Management

  • Dallas Water Utilities

  • Equipment & Fleet Management

  • Environmental Quality & Sustainability

  • Public Works

  • Planning & Urban Design

  • Department of Transportation

 

Note: Actions marked as ongoing span multiple fiscal years, meaning efforts will be carried out continuously and therefore will not be marked complete until the end of this fiscal year.


Year Three Work Plan

COMPLETE: 24 Milestones

T1: Work with City of Dallas, DISD, and DART to transition the bus and light duty fleet to 100% electric by 2040.
  • Participate in partnerships with internal and external entities to establish light duty fleet in conjunction with city facilities locations
  • Support NCTCOG’s Clean Cities efforts to promote vehicle electrification
T4: Establish a comprehensive incentives package to help accelerate electric vehicle use.
  • Work with the internal City EV Working Group to develop a strategy to deploy electric vehicle infrastructure on municipal property
  • Work with partners to increase electric vehicle charging infrastructure in equity priority areas
T5: Support and expand recommended Travel Demand Management strategies identified in the Strategic Mobility Plan.
  • Align Forward Dallas with Travel Demand Management strategies from the Strategic Mobility Plan
T7: Secure resources to implement the existing bicycle network masterplan.
  • Participate in bike plan update process
  • Update the 2011 Dallas Bike Plan to help better identify high-priority corridors for implementing bike facilities
  • Implement bicycle facilities and lanes, depending on City Council annual appropriations
  • Include considerations for additional micro-mobility technologies (i.e.scooters) in addition to cycling in the Bike Plan update
T8: Evaluate infrastructure to enable city policy on micro mobility services to be distributed equitably.
  • Partner with stakeholders to ensure alignment with city plans including Strategic Mobility Plan, CECAP, Bike Plan, etc.
T9: Increase bus service across the city by adding new routes, shortening headways, and overall increasing service reliability and customer experience.
  • Partner with DART during development of Forward Dallas to align density and land use patterns with public transit to increase ridership where routes exist
T10: Adopt a target corridor, district, or city-wide mode split goals to help reinforce policies aimed at reducing single-occupancy vehicle use.
  • Support regional air quality improvement efforts to reduce single occupancy vehicle trips
  • Support TRN on implementation of Connect Dallas trip reduction actions
  • Work with City Staff to provide incentives and track emissions reduced through our alternative commute programs
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.
  • As part of Forward Dallas, review Thoroughfare Plan for consistency with other planning efforts
  • Continue development of Forward Dallas
T12: Expand upon the DART transit-oriented development (TOD) guidelines to collaborate on a new proactive TOD and housing strategy with DART.
  • Consider transit-oriented development guidelines and strategies as part of Forward Dallas
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
  • Establish On-Street Parking/Curb Management Policy
  • Consider amending the parking code
  • Support parking code amendment process 
T15: Implement green infrastructure programs that specify design and performance standards that treat the right-of-way as both a mobility and green infrastructure asset.
  • Continue City Leadership and Commitment Grant Program to support green infrastructure
T16: Convert all traffic lights and streetlights to LEDs.
  • Convert lights to LED as funding is made available; All new lighting projects require LED whether City-owned, Oncor-owned or TxDOT-owned (also with Office of Integrated Police Solutions)
  • Initiate conversion of streetlights to LEDs, where feasible
T19: Encourage businesses, commercial entities, and institutions to electrify fleet, including, but not limited to local and regional delivery trucks and other heavier vehicles.
  • Participate in North Texas Regional Transportation Electrification Compact Alliance working to address fleet conversion across North Texas
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