GDPC President's Message 
2nd Quarter 2022

The 1st quarter of 2022 was an eventful period for the GDPC, as we held our first exclusively in-person membership meeting in over two years.  To start the year, we focused on City of Dallas related topics such as the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center Dallas (KBHCCD) Master Plan, Fair Park, and micromobility. These meetings set the stage for a special event discussing city parks, including Harold Simmons Park, Klyde Warren Deck Park-Phase II, Southern Gateway Deck Park, and the KBHCCD Study Area.  These major outdoor urban parks and recreational facilities will significantly improve the quality of life for our great city, and we expect intense interest in this topic.

Additionally, we have prioritized key issues that we believe will have a positive impact on the transportation industry in North Texas.  This includes the TxDOT I-345 Feasibility Study, the K-12 DART Free Pass Initiative, DART D2 Subway Project, DART Silver Line Regional Rail Project, and the development of a KBHCCD Multimodal Transportation Hub in Downtown Dallas.  These are just a few of many issues we will engage with throughout the year. The GDPC will continue to advocate for discussion and action to build consensus and support for these important transportation related initiatives.

Finally, for the GDPC to thrive and remain a source of thought leadership in the industry, we need the support of our members and corporate partners.  Your participation and the participation of new members and partners will help drive, shape, and promote the creation of a better Dallas.  Your support is essential and if you have not already done so, please consider renewing your 2022 membership or consider joining the GDPC so we can work together to be a voice in our community’s future. 


Ruben Landa
GDPC President