Will Collin County be better off with mass transit?

It is no secret Collin County continues to grow. With continued population and commercial growth comes congestion.

How the officials deal with the problem, whether they and citizens jointly push for some kind of a mass transit solution – only time will tell. We can collectively hope the economic success trajectory of  the County will not be negatively impacted.

Plano’s mayor Harry LaRosiliere says having mass transit gives his city a competitive advantage over other Collin County suburbs. He said it provides residents more options for moving around the region. It has spurred a development resurgence downtown, which has a stop on DART’s Red and Orange lines.

According to LaRosiliere, 230,000 people work in Plano. Seventy thousand of them live outside of the city and commute for work.

In the mean time, as more and more corporate headquarters relocate in the region, small towns within Collin County such as Wylie and Saint Paul are experiencing their own growth as more people look for houses.

Check articles that discuss the issues of congestion and housing in smaller cities:

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  1. Yes for mass transit. Extend Orange line to McKinney Airport and downtown as well as stops in Melissa and Anna. Then a line from McKinney out SRT to Frisco, Grapevine and ending at DFW Airport. John Blacklock

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