United Way of Tarrant County cites Transportation as a Key Issue in our Region in their 2018-19 Community Assessment Report
The United Way of Tarrant County has published its 2018-2019 Community Assessment Report. In this report, the top identified issues facing our region are:
- Housing and Homelessness
- Health, Mental Health and Wellness
- Education, Early Childhood and Youth
- Basic Needs, Emergency Assistance and Financial Stability
If you would like to read the entire report or learn more about their findings, please click on the button below:
Read the Report
Upcoming TTA Events
February Friends of Transit Mixer
February 28, 2019, 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM @ Locust Cider House
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.
While this event is free to attend, Please RSVP so we know to expect you!
Save the Date: TEXRail & TOD Tour
March 19, 2019, 3:30 PM - 8:00 PM @ The T&P Station
How much new development can one rail line produce?
The Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth, the Tarrant Transit Alliance, and the Urban Land Institute - North Texas are all teaming up for a TEXRail and TOD Tour. Ride the new TEXRail train and learn about the new and proposed development along its tracks.
Registration will open before you know it, but go ahead and save the date so you can get this event on your calendar!
Sponsorships are available now. If you are interested in sponsoring this event, please click the button below.
This event is open to members of REC of GFW, ULI, and TTA only. If you would like to attend this event, please consider sponsoring or joining TTA.
Events Around Town
Here is a list of upcoming events around town that might be of interest to you:
NCTCOG Transportation Public Meeting11 Feb 2019 @2:30 PM
TxDOT Texas Transportation Plan 205021 Feb 2019 @5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
NCTCOG Large Meeting Room
SWTA Freedom Through Transit Annual Conference2 Mar 2019 - 6 Mar 2019
El Paso Convention Center
2019 National Shared Mobility Summit5 Mar 2019 - 7 Mar 2019
News you need to know
Holy Moly there's a lot of news out there about transportation! Here's an overview of some great articles you can read in your spare time:
McKinney, state officials begin discussing regional transportation plan
The city has been a key player in a commuter bus service proposal, called Route 70, that would travel along SH 121 between McKinney and Lewisville. A funding source for the service has not been determined. McKinney and several surrounding cities will also participate in a regional study on transit. However, they are not sure a traditional Bus Route is the right choice.
Would you ride to work? Why Fort Worth is looking to TEXRail stations for development
Fort Worth traffic has been a fact of life basically forever, but a plan propelled by interest in the TEXRail line could cut the need for a car for many who want to live and work in Tarrant County.Read More
News from around the Country & Around the World
Global People-Before-Cars Transportation Alliance Launches With $6m Grant
The New Urban Mobility alliance – NUMO for short – has been launched today in Washington, D.C. It aims to provide a guiding vision for more sustainable, inclusive, and resilient transportation in cities and will major on modes other than private motor cars.
Denver Mass Transit Forms Partnership with Uber
For the first time, riders can now plan bus or rail trips on their Uber app. However, some transit experts caution against letting private-sector firms become the de facto mobility manager for a transit region.
Honda and Zipcar Expand Car-Sharing Operations, Focus on College Students
Automakers are responding to the rise of sharing services in different ways. Some are starting their own, but Honda partners with an existing player: Zipcar. The two companies are now expanding their partnership, hoping to entice more new car-sharing users in California and Ohio.
Frenemies: BMW, Mercedes Prepare ‘Jurbey’ Joint Mobility Service
BMW and Daimler (parent of Mercedes-Benz), are preparing to launch a joint mobility venture this winter called Jurbey. This Berlin-based operation will offer and coordinate between:
- Ride-hailing (a la Uber)
- Car sharing
- Other Miscellaneous on-demand mobility services
Jurbey services might also include software (for parking, energy supply and distribution, and transportation services info); arranging contracts (for rentals, parking, and trip planning); insurance; loans and financial services; gas stations for fueling, repair, maintenance, and charging; and online access to data for the various services.
Interesting Articles Worth the Read
Check out our interesting articles on the Resources Page