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Officials prepare for projected growth in Rockwall, Kaufman counties

By Alan Scaia,


The North Central Texas Council of Governments has a meeting Tuesday evening on preparation for additional population growth in the eastern part of the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. The NCTCOG said Rockwall County's population is expected to grow 82% and Kaufman County will grow 81% by 2045.

NCTCOG is holding a meeting on the future of transportation at 6 p.m. Tuesday at the Mesquite Arts Center.

People can participate in a survey here . They can also give their opinions on future transit needs.

NCTCOG is looking to create a transportation plan for Kaufman and Rockwall Counties, which are not currently served by DART. At the meeting, the organization says it hopes to "better understand travel patterns in the study area."

" This public meeting will serve as a chance for those who live, work, and frequently travel through or within this area to make their voices heard ," NCTCOG wrote in an email.

Details about the meeting and study are available here .

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