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District 4 received over $22 million in grants and additional funding from the North Central Texas Council of Governments for infrastructure improvements to the district.

“I am overjoyed at the investment the NCTCOG has made in District 4. Our residents’ streets and sidewalks will be safer for drivers, bicyclists and pedestrians of all ages because of these projects,” Mayor Pro Tem Carolyn King Arnold said.

Most recently, grant funding included construction of over 30 miles of missing sidewalk in the half-mile radius of Dallas Area Rapid Transit’s Eighth and Corinth, Morrell, Illinois and Kiest Stations, and extend the Cedar Crest Trail approximately 1.5 miles. The investments will also improve transit accommodations with new technology and safety features at nearby bus stops on DART’s route 217 and Blue Line light rail stations including Kiest, VA Medical Center and Morrell Stations. Additional investments from the NCTCOG include funding for East 10th St., Hutchins Ave. and the Lancaster Corridor.

“Partnerships are vital to completing projects that will impact North Texas, whether at the regional, city or neighborhood level,” said Michael Morris, NCTCOG director of transportation. “The Regional Transportation Council is excited to partner with the City of Dallas and Mayor Pro Tem Arnold to advance transportation projects that will help with accessibility and economic investment in the community, while promoting neighborhood equity.”

Mollie Finch Belt is the Publisher and Chief Executive Officer of The Dallas Examiner. She attended elementary school in Tuskegee, Ala.; Cambridge, Mass.; and Dallas, Texas. In 1961, she graduated from...

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