A panel of 80 North Texas transportation engineers Friday unanimously endorsed a plan to create jobs by fast-tracking projects.

The North Central Texas Council of Governments Surface Transportation Technical Committee received the plan and sent it forward for approval of the Regional Transportation Council without comment or objections.

Projects in four different North Texas counties are on the list with money transferred from a 5th county to help make the deals work.

In Downtown Fort Worth, pedestrian crossings around the Tarrant County Courthouse are hazardous. Fort Worth’s Heritage Park is across a busy street from the Courthouse.

Downtown worker Dee Gaucin said improvements are in order.

“That is a problem with people running lights, and not paying attention,” she said. “People get run over a

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