The Tarrant Transit Alliance works with contributors, community officials and regional leaders to build support for funding regional transit in Fort Worth and Tarrant County. Our purpose is to educate, empower and mobilize policy to serve our entire region.
We are committed to:
What distinguishes our work
While there are many nonprofits in the area that address neighborhood empowerment, equity, and access to food and health care, the Tarrant Transit Alliance is the only transit advocacy organization that focuses on the social, economic and systemic issues surrounding ridership in Tarrant County.
Transit access lies at the intersection between many social issues, including economic opportunity, education access, health and wellbeing, access to healthy food, land-use, air quality, congestion, and equal access for those with disabilities.
Trinity Metro receives the least-funding per capita out of any major transit agency in Texas. This fact, combined with their extensive service area, means that they have to make tough decisions about what service they provide. Budget constraints and a sprawling city lead to long, infrequent routes, which significantly impact ridership. Only 1% of Fort Worth citizens use transit as a mode of travel, and most residents require access to a vehicle to get around. As such, Transit access has been identified as one of the top issues facing our region by UnitedWay of Tarrant County.
We hope that this project will provide for those citizens who need it most while celebrating the diversity in our communities. These improvements align with Fort Worth’s celebration of art and culture and can continue to elevate our neighborhoods’ sense of place.
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