April 21, 2020 - Star-Telegram.com - Gordon Dickson -

Now may not seem the time to talk about spending big tax dollars on transportation projects, since the economy is in a funk and many Texans are stuck at home due to the coronavirus shutdown.

But, in Dallas-Fort Worth and across the state, elected and appointed officials are working on several multibillion-dollar projects, including proposals that could benefit from an expected infusion of federal stimulus dollars and help get the state’s unemployed masses back to work.

Some of the projects, however, are opposed by lawmakers and lobbying groups who think they’re a waste of money.

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