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8 Jan 2019 8:15 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / January 2019



TEXRail will begin Service January 10

Trinity Metro has received word from the Federal Railroad Administration (FRA) that the entire 27-mile TEXRail route has been approved for passenger service. We expect to begin full service from the T&P Station to DFW Airport’s Terminal B on Thursday, Jan. 10.

BACKGROUND

On Friday afternoon, Jan. 4, Trinity Metro discovered a signal issue that interrupted train operations. We determined the issue was caused by a hardware installation problem by our signal contractor. We are testing each piece of hardware to make sure that all components are working properly before we begin passenger service.

President/CEO Paul Ballard credits the FRA for continuing to work with Trinity Metro during a time when they are short-handed. “We greatly appreciate all of the efforts to move TEXRail from the testing phase to full service by all of the personnel at FRA.”

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Upcoming Events

January Friends of Transit Mixer

January 17, 2019, 5:30 - 7:00 PM at the Twilite Lounge

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


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The Transit Academy Session 3

January 31, 2019, 8:30 AM - 11:30 AM at the Grapevine CVB

The TTA Transit Academy is designed to equip private- and public-sector leaders across Tarrant County with the personal and group tools to lead conversations about the value of multi-modal transit across the region and the emerging mass transit options that can address our mobility needs.


Session 3 - January 31
ENGAGING THE COMMUNITY & CREATING THE CONVERSATION

The third session of the Transit Academy will look at the identification and activation of community resources to support transit conversations.



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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!

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News you need to know

Tarrant County's TEXRail makes inaugural ride

TEXRail kicked off the new year with its "Golden Ticket" event - giving stakeholders and community leaders a chance to take the first ride of the TEXRail train to the DFW airport.

Several news sources covered the event, you can find out more by clicking on the links below- 


Plano forms tax zone to generate up to $12.3M to build DART stations along Cotton Belt line

Two tracts of land near downtown Plano have been designated as a new tax increment finance, or TIF, zone with the anticipation it will generate millions in revenue for the construction of two new passenger rail stations in the area.

Plano City Council voted unanimously Dec. 18 to establish the new TIF zone, with one tract of land near a future station at the intersection of 12th Street and K Avenue and another near the future Shiloh Road station.

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Burleson First on List for New Commuter Rail Service

Earlier this year, the North Central Texas Council of Governments’ (NCTCOG) Regional Transportation Council approved Mobility 2045, a comprehensive transportation plan for Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.

The plan includes the development of Cleburne Line, a commuter rail project which will cost an estimated $1.7 billion.

NCTCOG initially plans to implement commuter rail service from Fort Worth Intermodal Transportation Center to Burleson as a pilot project or the first segment of the Cleburne Line.

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Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!

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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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