Varied traffic estimates cast doubts about Garland-Greenville toll road

“The North Central Texas Council of Governments is using its higher traffic predictions to justify the need for a rural toll road from Garland to Greenville.
Some of the predictions by NCTCOG are hundreds of percentage points are higher than the Texas Department of Transportation’s forecasts. NCTCOG’s estimates for traffic also dramatically outpace the state’s projected population growth for the four counties the Northeast Gateway would predominantly serve.
NCTCOG senior program manager Dan Lamers said his agency’s forecasting is more sophisticated than the methods TxDOT uses. He said it looks more at intra-regional driving patterns while the state focuses on travel between big cities because it has to cover the entire state.”