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TTA NEWSLETTER: An Update from the Tarrant Transit Alliance

10 Apr 2018 1:47 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)

TTA NEWSLETTER

April 10, 2018

BIG ANNOUNCEMENT: 

Last-Mile Solution for AllianceTexas Now Available


A new service started Monday to connect North Texas Xpress riders with their workplaces. 

The Link app will let you book a ride to and from work within the Alliance area. The app allows the service to function on-demand, meaning: you only ride with people going to your same or similar destination.

The app is free to download and you only pay $1 per ride when you request a ride.

Find out more!

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TTA's Communication Committee - Pushing the Conversation Forward.

If you follow us on Twitter or Facebook, you might have noticed an increase in activity.  That is because Austin James of Fort Worth Urban (@UrbanFortWorth) and Loren Stewart (@txbornviking) have both begun to contribute to our conversation.  There is A LOT to talk about when it comes to improving transit in Tarrant County - from breaking transit news in Fort Worth and Tarrant County to improvements other communities have made to their transit options.  If you want to be a part of the conversation, be sure to follow us on Facebook and Twitter!

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A Walkable Future

April 20, 7:30 AM at the City Club of Fort Worth

Hear the latest news on the National Walkability trend from Chris Leinberger, national expert on walkable urban development. Using detailed economic data, Leinberger identifies the value-add created by walkability, building support for these projects.

Panel members will explore the real-world challenges of creating walkable developments when dealing with wary existing neighborhoods, outdated or inflexible regulations, and market perceptions and realities.

Find out more

To register, you will need to make a guest profile with ULI.




TRANSIT IN THE NEWS


Catholic Charities Fort Worth - Bridging the Gap for Those in Need Through the Tarrant Riders Network

Less than 25% of Tarrant County provides fixed bus routes making transportation a real problem for many in our community. Transportation is cited as one of the most significant barriers to employment & is a leading cause of missed & delayed healthcare.

Catholic Charities helps provide transportation solutions for those in need through the Tarrant Riders Network (TRN). Volunteers can drive their own vehicle, choose their own schedule, and make a tangible difference in the lives of fellow community members.

Transportation services are provided in partnership with TRN to CCFW clients and partner agencies for employment, medical appointments, and public benefit office visits, and operates on Saturdays for employment purposes only.

Find out more


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Transit-Oriented Development Strengthens Communities

Public transportation not only provides essential mobility to millions of Americans, but it also anchors communities and drives economic development.

“Transit-oriented development” (TOD) refers to the way public transportation helps drive new investment in residential and commercial development along transit lines because ready access to public transportation helps attract new residents and businesses alike. TOD neighborhoods include a mixture of residences, stores, offices, and services, all located within a half-mile of public transit, and they are helping transform communities—and lives—throughout the nation.

Households in transit-oriented neighborhoods spend, on average, 15 percent of their income on transportation, compared to 28 percent in neighborhoods without public transit access. In addition to lowering transportation costs, transit-oriented development:

  • Reduces strain on roads and highways—and helps limit traffic congestion

  • Promotes public health by supporting walking, cycling, and community interaction

  • Helps businesses attract both customers and employees

  • Revitalizes neighborhoods and supports housing affordability

  • Reduces air pollution and limits sprawl

Read more on Voices for Public Transit


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Discover the Social and Economic Benefits of Equitable Transit-Oriented Development

Transit-Oriented Development (TOD) anchors vibrant communities around transit stops.


When homes, offices, retail, and other amenities are located within the transit shed – generally a quarter mile to a half mile from a high-frequency transit stop – people can spend less time and money getting to all the places in their daily lives. Equitable transit-oriented development (eTOD) takes this a step further by making sure that the benefits of living near transit are available to people of all income levels.

The Center for Neighborhood Technology's (CNT) eTOD Social Impact Calculator provides a broad swath of data for Chicago, IL that's important to developers, households, neighborhoods, and communities. This data includes parking, jobs, public transportation, greenhouse gas emissions, building purchasing power, and bikesharing.

Building affordable housing in TODs gives low- and moderate-income residents access to low-cost transportation that connects them with schools, jobs, heath care and recreational amenities. CNT’s eTOD social impact calculator allows users to examine and quantify the financial, social, and environmental benefits of eTOD projects in Cook County. Whether you’re a developer in the midst of the predevelopment process or an advocate for affordable housing or social services, the data this tool provides can help you make the case for eTOD in your community.

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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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