NCTCOG Seeks Public Input Regarding Transportation Links from Fair Park to Downtown Dallas

Residents’ participation encouraged to help shape historic area’s future
(Arlington, TEXAS) – The North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) is hosting a public meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21 at the South Dallas Cultural Center, 3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave., to discuss transportation needs in Fair Park and how to connect the historic area with downtown Dallas through the Deep Ellum District.

In collaboration with local community partners NCTCOG has been evaluating the transportation issues facing the historic area. The scheduled public meeting is a chance for residents to learn and comment about the potential solutions being considered for the area.

This study of multimodal transportation links connecting downtown Dallas through Deep Ellum to Fair Park will consider how these areas are linked while examining potential new designs for Interstate Highways 30 and 345.

The Fair Park area is a historic part of Dallas known for hosting the State Fair of Texas each fall and other iconic events such as the Red River Rivalry game between the University of Texas and University of Oklahoma in the Cotton Bowl. But Fair Park is busy throughout the year, hosting concerts, theatrical performances and other events. Improvements to the localized transportation system and infrastructure will enhance access to events while boosting transportation reliability throughout the year.

Deep Ellum is a regional destination for nightlife and entertainment. In a separate study, NCTCOG is partnering with the Deep Ellum Foundation and City of Dallas to examine ways to manage parking across Deep Ellum to support safe, multimodal access and continued economic growth.

Sign up for updates, learn more about the Fair Park Links project and share your opinions about what improvements are needed at For special accommodations due to a disability or for language interpretation, contact Rebekah Gongora at 682-433-0477 or

Public Meeting Details      
6 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 21, 2023
South Dallas Cultural Center
3400 S. Fitzhugh Ave.
Dallas, TX 75210

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:
NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development.

NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication, and make joint decisions. NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered in the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 229 member governments including 16 counties, 169 cities, 19 school districts and 27 special districts. For more information on the Transportation Department, visit