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29 Jan 2019 11:31 AM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)

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

 ENews / January 2019

Welcome new TTA Members

We would like to send a special welcome to the newest members of the Tarrant Transit Alliance!

  • Cindy Boyd

Want to support our efforts to improve transportation in Tarrant County? Consider joining the Tarrant Transit Alliance!

Upcoming Events

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

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


CTEDD: Equity Issues in Transportation

February 5, 2019, 3:00 - 4:00 PM at the University Center at UTA

The Center for Transportation Equity, Decisions and Dollars (CTEDD) at the University of Texas at Arlington welcomes you all to its first session of the CTEDD Lecture Series.


February Friends of Transit Mixer

February 21, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM Location TBD

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 Speakers


Susan Alanis

Assistant City Manager

City of Fort Worth


Chad Edwards

Mobility & Innovation Officer

City of Fort Worth

At the February Mixer, we will hear from Chad Edwards and Susan Alanis from the city of Fort Worth.  Chad Edwards is the new Mobility and Innovations officer and he will update our group on this new position at the city and what he will be focusing on during his first year.  Then, Susan Alanis, Assistant City Manager, will give the group an update on the Transit Task Force and the initial findings of the new Nelson & Nygaard study the city has funded. 

Location will be announced soon.

While this event is free to attend, Please RSVP so we know to expect you!


News you need to know

CREW Fort Worth to honor TEXRail as "Project of the Year"

The Fort Worth Chapter of the Commerical Real Estate Women's Association will be honoring TEXRail as the 2018 Project of the Year on March 6th at their Annual Awards Luncheon.

For those who are interested in learning more about this awards luncheon, please click on the button below.

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Texas To Form Connected And Automated Vehicle Task Force

Texas Department of Transportation announced on January 22nd that it is going to create a Connected and Autonomous Vehicle (CAV) Task Force to become a central point for CAV advancement in Texas. The task force is designed to be a one-stop resource for information and coordination on all ongoing CAV projects, investments and

initiatives in Texas. In addition to documenting public and private entity efforts and facilitating partnerships, the CAV Task Force will host industry forums and report lessons learned to facilitate progress and encourage greater collaboration.

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High-speed bullet train between Dallas and Houston could be operational by 2025, company representative says

Commuters between Dallas and Houston could have a less expensive, more convenient alternative to flying by 2025.

The company behind a proposed 90-minute bullet train, Texas Central Partners, is waiting on a finalized environmental impact statement and record of decision from the Federal Railroad Administration. With a nod from the FRA, construction on the train—the first of its kind in the U.S.—will hopefully begin this year, Vice President of External Affairs David Arbuckle said at a Jan. 16 Growth & Mobility Luncheon hosted by the Richardson Chamber of Commerce.

So far funding for the train, estimated to cost between $12 billion and $15 billion, has come from private investments, Arbuckle said. A bill passed by the Texas Legislature said no state money can be used to pay for the train; however, Arbuckle said Texas Central can coordinate with the Texas Department of Transportation to make the train a reality.

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Thank you to our Annual Sponsors!


Interested in sponsoring the Tarrant Transit Alliance?

Contact rachel@tarranttransitalliance.org


(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147


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