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1 Jan 2019 8:30 AM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)

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

 ENews / January 2019

Wishing you a very happy 2019 
from the Tarrant Transit Alliance!

Upcoming Events

January Friends of Transit Happy Hour

January 17, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 PM

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!

Featured Speaker

Detra Whitmore, Trinity Metro

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. 

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

Dallas Area Rapid Transit awards contract to build Cotton Belt rail line

Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has approved a $783 million contract for Archer Western Herzog joint venture to design and build the 26-mile Cotton Belt commuter rail line.

The line will stretch across North Texas from Dallas Fort Worth International Airport (DFW) to Plano, and it will connect northern areas of Tarrant, Dallas and Collin counties.

Archer Western Herzog JV is composed of Irving-based Archer Western Construction and Fort Worth-based Herzog Contracting Corp. Cotton Belt includes 10 total stations as well as interchanges with the DART light-rail Orange, Green and Red lines, the TEXRail commuter line to Fort Worth and local bus services. Stations will be located in Dallas, Carrollton, Addison, Richardson and Plano. Archer Western Herzog will work on the rail line with assistance from lead designer Jacobs Engineering.


TxDOT Seeking Public Input On Future Of Rail In Texas

The Texas Department of Transportation is seeking public input on an update to the Texas Rail Plan, which includes a list of current and future rail projects that the public will have the opportunity to learn about and submit comments. The plan also keeps inventory of all rail lines; analyzes rail service goals and contributions to the economy; catalogs and assesses potential infrastructure projects; and examines finance strategies for projects and services.

The public can review and provide input on the plan via the online meeting. There also is a survey and online form to submit public comments until Jan. 8, 2019. These options provide an opportunity for the public to comment on all rail-related issues in Texas, both freight and passenger, as well as existing and future projects and programs.

The rail system is a critical component of our thriving economy, safely connecting industries, ports and people. Per federal requirements, states must have a state rail plan that is updated every four years to establish policy, priorities and implementation strategies for freight and passenger rail in the state.

For media inquiries contact MediaRelations@txdot.gov or call (512) 463-8700.

Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!



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Fort Worth, TX 76147


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