Tag Archives: Transportation

Autonomous Vehicles, High Speed Rail Highlighted in Latest ‘Enhance Regional Mobility’ Newsletter

From autonomous vehicles to high speed rail, the City of Arlington is interested in transportation solutions that could make streets safer and less congested. Last month, Arlington was named among select Texas communities chosen as a national test site for the research and development of self-driving vehicles. The U. S. Department of Transportation…

Longtime Public Works Leader Announces Retirement

Keith Melton, Arlington’s Public Works and Transportation director since 2011, has announced his retirement. During his 32-year career with the city, Melton played a major role in transportation planning and mobility improvements that benefited not only Arlington but the Dallas-Fort Worth region. Melton’s accomplishments include overseeing the creation and implementation of  Traffic…

Texas Warrant Roundup Begins Feb. 25

Arlington will join more than 250 law enforcement jurisdictions from across Texas for the annual Great Texas Warrant Roundup, which begins Saturday, February 25. The roundup is designed to target thousands of individuals with traffic, parking, city ordinance and penal code violations. This roundup is believed to be the largest joint…

UT Arlington Unveils College Park Center

The University of Texas at Arlington is unveiling the new College Park Center Wednesday, February 1, 2012. In anticipation of the event, the University has been working closely with the City of Arlington and the Arlington Police Department to develop a traffic and parking plan to move vehicles in and out of…

Matlock Road Improvements

A portion of one of the city’s major thoroughfares will be slow moving much of this year as it undergoes what city officials describe as a much-needed face-lift. Construction crews are busy expanding Matlock — from Interstate 20 on the north to Bardin on the south — from four to six lanes. Motorists…

Flashing Yellow Turn Signals Debut at Intersections

Motorists will soon notice a new style of left-turn signals sprouting up at various intersections around Arlington. The new signals will flash, in yellow, indicating left-turning traffic must first yield to oncoming traffic and pedestrians before turning. These new flashing-yellow-arrow left-turn signals are expected to help prevent crashes at high-traffic…