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21 Dec 2018 8:18 AM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)

News you need to know to move transit forward in Tarrant County

 ENews / December 2018

Join the 
Tarrant Transit Alliance

Please consider joining the Tarrant Transit Alliance in the 2019 year.

Your financial support of the Tarrant Transit Alliance will help us to continue to build on our recent successes to make this region more economically competitive with our peers throughout the United States.

There are different levels of Membership based on what you are able to contribute.

To learn more, click on one of the buttons below.

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If you have any questions, please contact Rachel Albright at rachel@tarrranttransitalliance.org

A Note From TTA

A 2019 Texas Legislative Session Update

Recently, I attended two events that outlined the new Legislative Priorities at the Texas state level. The first was the Tarrant Regional Transportation Coalition's Legislative Panelwhich featured Senator Kelly Hancock; State Representatives Stephanie Klick, Matt Krause, Chris Turner, Tony Tinderholt; and State Senator-Elect Beverly Powell.  At this session, these representatives spoke about what the top priorities will be in the coming year.  These priorities include Public school finance and property tax reform, school safety solutions, and Hurricane Harvey relief.  Other items mentioned were cost-effective healthcare, quality public education & workforce training, tourism & expansion of transportation options.

Likewise, at the Texas Transit Association'Pre-Session Legislative Seminar in Austin, several speakers listed similar priorities - Public school finance, property tax reform, school safety, and Hurricane Harvey relief.  While these issues were highlighted, more conversations were surrounding what we could do in the Transportation arena.  This seminar included several representatives, transit agency workers, and lobbyists speaking openly about what priorities they will be pushing forward in the 2019 year.  The big takeaway? TxDOT might be ready to consider transit projects that help relieve congestion issues. Want to get a new transit project funded? Tell the story of how that project will save time and money, and back it up with lots of data!

Rachel Albright

The Tarrant Transit Alliance

Announcing the 2019 Board of Directors

We are pleased to announce the 2019 TTA Board of Directors:

  • Jeff Davis – Republic Title – Chairman
  • Andre McEwing – Tarrant County College – Vice Chair and Advocacy Chair
  • Karen Vermaire Fox – The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth – Secretary/Treasurer

  • Hap Baggett – Happy Baggett Properties
  • Paul Ballard – Trinity Metro – Honorary Board Member
  • Bob Baulsir – Trinity Metro – Honorary Board Member
  • Mike Brennan – Near Southside, Inc.
  • Graham Brizendine – McKesson Pharmaceutical & Broker Direct Real Estate
  • Amy Buresh – The DASH, FW Pedestrian and Bicycle Advisory Commission
  • Shanna Cate – Trinity River Vision
  • Travis Clegg – Peloton Land Solutions
  • Michelle Davis-Mohammed – Tarrant County College
  • Rainey Dock Matthews – Mayors Committee on Persons With Disabilities
  • Sal Espino – Trinity Metro – Honorary Board Member
  • Bob Farley – City of Grapevine
  • Maribel Gallardo – Fort Worth Chamber of Commerce
  • Bob Jameson – Visit Fort Worth
  • Melissa Konur – Downtown Fort Worth Inc.
  • Stacy Marshall – Southeast Fort Worth Inc.
  • Monty Mohon – University of North Texas Health Science Center
  • Sadie Murray
  • TD Smyers – United Way Tarrant County
  • Jennifer Trevino – Girls Inc. of Tarrant County
  • Walter Williams – Tarrant County College District

Upcoming Events

January Friends of Transit Happy Hour

January 17, 2019

We hope you will join the Tarrant Transit Alliance for drinks, a few small bites, and a quick update about the state of transit in Tarrant County at our monthly "Friends of Transit" Mixer!

At the January Mixer, we will have Detra Whitmore from Trinity Metro speak about the companies approved by the Trinity Metro Board of Directors to conduct first-mile last-mile pilot programs in our region.  The location will be announced soon.

Interested in sponsoring this mixer? 
Contact Rachel@tarranttransitalliance.org


Get Involved with TTA

Sponsor the Tarrant Transit Alliance

Sponsoring the Tarrant Transit Alliance brings special recognition to your organization. It signals your support for transit-oriented development and the economic development potential realized from an expanded regional transit system.

There are several sponsorship opportunities available:

  • Sponsor a Monthly "Friends of Transit" Mixer - $300
    The Tarrant Transit Alliance holds monthly "Friends of Transit" Mixers on the third Thursday of the month. At these mixers, attendees will get to hear updates from people who are working on pushing transportation forward and network with other transportation advocates in the region. As a Mixer Sponsor, your company's logo will be featured on the event's website, signage at the Mixer, and you will get a sponsor table where you can promote your company.

  • Sponsor a Tarrant Transit Alliance Event - $500
    The Tarrant Transit Alliance holds programs that aim to educate participants on important topics surrounding transportation in our region. If you would be interested in adding your company to the list of potential sponsors to reach out to before events are published, please contact us. Event sponsors get their company's logo on the event's website, and signage and a sponsor table at the event.

  • 2019 Annual Sponsors
    There are two different levels of Annual Sponsorship for the Tarrant Transit Alliance:

    • $5000 Gold Sponsorship - $5,000
      Gold Sponsorships come with recognition on our website’s homepage, social media recognition, company logo at all TTA events and membership for two key representatives at your company.

    • $10,000 Platinum Sponsorship - $10,000
      Platinum Sponsorships come with priority recognition on our website’s homepage, social media recognition, headline company logo at all TTA events and membership for four key representatives at your company.

If you are interested in sponsorship, please contact Rachel Albright at rachel@tarranttransitalliance.org or call her at 682-231-2036.

Join a Committee!

There are several ways to get involved with the Tarrant Transit Alliance and move transit forward.

  • Join the Membership Committee and help plan monthly "Friends of Transit" Happy Hours around Tarrant County.
  • Interested in being a part of the inner circle?  Apply to be our Membership Committee Chair!
  • Join the Ridership Committee and work on improving Bus Shelters in Tarrant County
  • Join the Education Committee and help us plan the 2019 Transit Academy

If you are interested in getting involved, please click on the button below!

News you need to know

Bob Baulsir Named CEO of Trinity Metro

On Monday, the Trinity Metro Board named Bob Baulsir as the CEO who will take current CEO Paul Ballard's place on April 15, 2019. Bob began working at Trinity Metro in 2014 shortly after Paul Ballard and has played a pivotal role in getting the TEXRail project off the ground.

Read More Here

New Trinity Railway Express station could transform a former gravel pit to a transit-oriented development

TEXRail has been getting a lot of the love lately, but let's not forget about our friend the TRE.  There is a new station opening up that is a prime example of Transit-Oriented Development.  Find out more about the Trinity Lakes Development and the new TRE station using the links below -

Read More Here

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Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!



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