Plano is a leader and an innovator in the Dallas-Fort Worth region by working with other communities to address population growth, regional transportation, air quality, water conservation, consistency with neighboring cities, and educational opportunities.
Regionalism Policies and Actions
With a population of almost seven million people, the Dallas-Fort Worth region is the largest urban region in Texas and the fourth largest in the United States. The City of Plano, located in the northeast quadrant of the Dallas-Fort Worth region in Collin County, is a key city with a population of 270,000 and over 147,000 jobs. As a large metropolitan area, there are many future challenges that must be addressed through regional cooperation.
Review the video to learn more about Plano Tomorrow's Regionalism component. The six policies below include the action statements that are necessary to achieve the Plano Tomorrow Regionalism vision. Individual policy pages include a preference survey and visitors are encouraged to participate by prioritizing the policies!
Plano will evaluate regional transportation options with consideration of the impact on existing residential and business development and emphasis on the expansion of transportation choices, traffic demand management and trip reduction strategies to improve regional mobility.
Plano will partner with local and regional education institutions to provide quality educational opportunities to retain students in the region and for economic development opportunities to attract businesses seeking universities to provide research and development opportunities.