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    • MEDIA NOTICE - NTTA MEETING ADVISORY
      6/29/2020 12:00 PM

      North Texas Tollway Authority committee meetings scheduled for July 2 are canceled.

       

      ​About NTTA

      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The nine-member board is comprised of Chairman John Mahalik; Vice Chairwoman Jane Willard; and Directors Tim Carter, Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, Pete Kamp, Marcus Knight, Scott Levine and George “Tex” Quesada.

      NTTA is composed of member counties Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant. It also serves Ellis and Johnson counties. NTTA owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway, and 360 Tollway. It raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.

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    • DALLAS ISD STUDENT WINS NTTA ART CONTEST
      6/22/2020 12:00 PM

      PLANO, Texas, June 22, 2020 – The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) has announced the winner of its safety awareness student art contest.
       
      NTTA hosted the contest to increase awareness about safety for drivers and workers in road construction zones and about the dangers of distracted driving.
       
      The competition was tough, with more than 50 compelling entries from students in grades 8 through 12. Only a few points separated the winner and several close competitors. NTTA thanks all students and teachers who shared their talent to promote driving safety. 
       
      Genesis M. of Booker T. Washington High School for the Performing and Visual Arts in Dallas ISD created the winning entry (below). 
       
       
      Genesis will have her work featured in NTTA newsletters, Customer Service Centers and on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. All the student entries can be viewed online. 
       
      For more about NTTA safety programs, visit NTTA.org.
       
      ​About NTTA 

      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The nine-member board is comprised of Chairman John Mahalik; Vice Chairwoman Jane Willard; and Directors Tim Carter, Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, Pete Kamp, Marcus Knight, Scott Levine and George “Tex” Quesada.
       
      NTTA is composed of member counties Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant. It also serves Ellis and Johnson counties. NTTA owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway, and 360 Tollway. It raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways. 
       
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    • MEDIA NOTICE - BOARD MEETING
      6/15/2020 10:00 AM

      The North Texas Tollway Authority (NTTA) Board of Directors will hold its regularly scheduled board meeting Wednesday, June 17, in the boardroom of the NTTA Administrative Offices located at 5900 W. Plano Parkway in Plano. The agenda is attached.

       

      For the benefit of our employees and to prevent coronavirus (COVID-19) community spread, we encourage anyone planning to attend the NTTA Board meeting to instead watch via our live stream http://media.swagit.com/ntta/

       

      ​About NTTA

      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The nine-member board is comprised of Chairman John Mahalik; Vice Chairwoman Jane Willard; and Directors Tim Carter, Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, Pete Kamp, Marcus Knight, Scott Levine and George “Tex” Quesada.

       

      NTTA is composed of member counties Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant. It also serves Ellis and Johnson counties. NTTA owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway, and 360 Tollway. It raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways.

       

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    • NTTA CELEBRATES FIVE YEARS LEADING DISTRACTED DRIVING AWARENESS PROGRAM
      6/8/2020 12:00 PM

      PLANO, Texas – June 8, 2020 – NTTA has led the Red Thumb don’t-text-and-drive program in North Texas for five years with the help of more than 50 partners, including cities, first responders, driving schools, transportation providers and other local businesses and organizations.

       

      Together, NTTA and its partners have worked to increase awareness about the dangers of texting while driving, distributing 150,000 “W8 2 TXT” (wait to text) Red Thumb bands to serve as a visual reminder to drive phone-free. NTTA won an international industry award for the program in 2017.

       

      Red Thumb bands are available for free at any NTTA Customer Service Center. Drivers can also paint a thumbnail red to remind themselves to put their phones down while driving.

       

      Nearly 400 people died in distracted driving crashes across Texas in 2018 even after legislators banned using a cell phone while driving in 2017.

       

      Three types of distraction can affect a driver’s ability to see and respond to other vehicles or obstacles: visual, manual and cognitive. Texting while driving involves all three types, making it the most dangerous.

       

      This week, NTTA’s Red Thumb partners are helping to get more drivers part of this program by sharing awareness messages in their social media channels.

       

      NTTA is asking other community members and business owners to become a Red Thumb partner to help spread the word about the dangers of texting while driving.

       

      ​About NTTA

      The North Texas Tollway Authority, a political subdivision of the state of Texas, is authorized to acquire, construct, maintain, repair and operate turnpike projects across the North Texas region. The nine-member board is comprised of Chairman John Mahalik; Vice Chairwoman Jane Willard; and Directors Tim Carter, Lynn Gravley, Mojy Haddad, Pete Kamp, Marcus Knight, Scott Levine and George “Tex” Quesada.

       

      NTTA is composed of member counties Dallas, Denton, Collin and Tarrant. It also serves Ellis and Johnson counties. NTTA owns and operates the Dallas North Tollway, President George Bush Turnpike, Sam Rayburn Tollway, Addison Airport Toll Tunnel, Lewisville Lake Toll Bridge, Mountain Creek Lake Bridge, Chisholm Trail Parkway, and 360 Tollway. It raises capital for construction projects through the issuance of turnpike revenue bonds. NTTA toll projects are not a part of the state highway system and receive no direct tax funding. Tolls are collected to repay debt and to operate and maintain the roadways. 

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