Catch up on five transportation stories that happened across the Dallas-Fort Worth area in 2023.

1. 2023 shows 63% increase in registered electric vehicles in Dallas-Fort Worth

The North Central Texas Council of Governments reported a 63% increase in registered electric vehicles in Dallas-Fort Worth between August 2022 and August 2023. Dallas-Fort Worth had more electric vehicles than Austin, Houston or San Antonio.

2. Crash rates, fatalities rise in some North Texas counties in 2022

Speeding was listed as a contributing factor in nearly 31% of all automobile crashes involving serious injury or death in North Texas. The North Central Texas Council of Governments’ annual 2022 safety performance report showed a decline in crashes overall. Some North Texas counties, including Collin and Denton, reported increases.

3. Construction begins on Hwy. 183, I-820 corridor in Tarrant County

Construction activities started along Hwy. 183 and I-820 to add a free general-purpose lane and a toll lane in each direction. Full construction is expected to be underway by mid-2024 with completion anticipated in 2027.

4. DCTA served 2.9M riders in FY 2022-23, the most since FY 2018-19

The Denton County Transportation Authority completed more than 2.9 million rides during fiscal year 2022-23, the highest number of rides since FY 2018-19. The transportation authority saw the largest ridership gains across its GoZone on-demand and bus services.

5. Blue alignment selected for US 380 bypass project

The Texas Department of Transportation selected the blue alignment for the US 380 bypass project after completing the environmental impact review. Construction is expected to cost about $3.27 billion. The chosen alignment could displace about 38 businesses and 26 residences, according to the environmental impact review document.