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Transportation and Planning Division Overview

Transportation and Planning Division Overview

The Transportation and Planning Division of the Public Works Department is located on the 4th floor of the Dallas County Administration Building. The goal of this Division is to efficiently provide transportation and mobility planning and project development engineering services to its customers. These customers include but are not limited to Dallas County taxpayers, other divisions of Public Works, other Dallas County departments, the municipalities within Dallas County, the North Central Texas Council of Governments, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, and the Texas Department of Transportation. The division accomplishes this goal by carrying out the following 5 major functions:

The Planning Team provides its customers with an array of transportation and planning services including support for unincorporated Dallas County and smaller municipalities. Some of the Team’s responsibilities include:

  • MCIP Call for Projects
  • Infrastructure Analysis & Management
  • Mobility Plan
  • City Outreach  
  • GIS 

    The GIS (Geographic Information Systems) Team’s primary mission is to support transportation projects with clear and effective maps, geospatial analysis, and other GIS solutions. With a database specifically designed for spatial referenced data, GIS is suited as a platform to manage some of the data used in transportation planning and any other field that may need spatially referenced data within the county. We also collaborate with other agencies to develop and maintain the region's GIS data resources. Our responsibilities include:

    • Data Development
    • Spatial Data Management
    • Project Mapping
    • Transportation Data Analysis and Modeling   
  • Floodplain Administration and Storm Water Management

    Dallas County Public Works Department floodplain administration coordinates the overall program of corrective and preventive measures for reducing flood damage, including but not limited to emergency preparedness plans, flood control works, and floodplain management regulations.

  • Dallas County Unincorporated 

    Unincorporated Area Services Department was created by Dallas County Commissioners Court Order 2016-1411. Transportation Planning division performs the following functions for the unincorporated area.

    • Road Signage and Markings
    • Roadway Inventory
    • Unincorporated Area Bridges 
  •  Special Projects

The Transportation and Planning Division is headed by Tushar Solanki, P.E.