November 30, 2018 - Dallas Morning News -

North Texas' unsuccessful flirtation with digital sales giant Amazon told us something we already knew: Public transit is going to be a must-have to compete for many big employers.

The properties Amazon seriously considered in the Dallas area had one thing in common — access to public transit. And the Seattle company said transit was an important factor in its decision to locate its second headquarters operations in New York and the Washington, D.C., area.

With more young Americans opting out of auto ownership and growing traffic tangles adding to our drive times, the commuter rail system in North Texas is moving higher on corporate wish lists for office sites.

Yes, yes, I know most folks in D-FW drive to work. But given the rush-hour traffic jams, I'm sure a growing number of them wish they didn't have to.

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