Add public transit to the list of things we’ll need to keep landing big employers in North Texas

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.

Steve Brown, Real Estate Editor

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