North Texas Tollway Authority
The North Texas Tollway Authority system currently operates and maintains almost 1,000 lane miles in the six-county North Texas region, including the Dallas North Tollway, the President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge and the Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, and the Chisholm Trail Parkway. As part of a series of projects designed to broadcast NTTA’s regional contributions, its Public Affairs Division selected EPS to complete an economic impact analysis with a historical perspective of its investment and contributions.
EPS built a series of unique economic findings that reflected the benefits NTTA’s facilities provide users and residents of the Dallas/Fort Worth region. Measures of economic impact quantify the extent to which the tollways have increasingly saved residents time in their vehicles, the value of that time, enhanced regional economic productivity over time, gross regional product, and property valuation and tax revenues along its corridors.
The analysis quantified how much land use over time has been completely dependent on the benefits NTTA’s roads provide and how much regional economic growth can be attributable to the enhanced productivity and land use supportability provided by NTTA. The findings also quantified the increasing extent that NTTA’s roads have helped prevent accidents, injuries, and fatalities and their economic costs.