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Transit in Tarrant County - Whats new with TTA?

8 May 2019 11:37 AM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

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What's Going On With TTA?

Welcome New TTA Members:

A big welcome to the newest members of the Tarrant Transit Alliance:

  • Ian Bryant – HNTB Corp
  • Jim Patterson – Simmons Bank


2019 Membership Campaign:

Want to be a part of the change in our region?

Join the Tarrant Transit Alliance, or get a friend to join between April 1, 2019 and June 30, 2019 for a change to WIN BIG!

The Trinity River Vision Authority has graciously donated a fun-filled prize package that includes:

Any new members will be entered into a drawing to win this package. Any existing members will be entered into a separate drawing for an identical package.


Sign up today!

You can be a part of the voice of transit in Tarrant County with some of the best and brightest in our region, including our Founder Council Members, our Annual Sponsors, and our Corporate Members.


Car-Free in Fort Worth:

TTA president Rachel Albright has decided to see what it might look like to ditch her car for the entire month of April to see how our current transit system fairs for a young professional who has been pretty car-reliant.  She is on her final week, and has been posting regularly on the TTA website -

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What's Going on with Trinity Metro?

April Trinity Metronomics:

   

TRE Link offers new option to DFW Airport...

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TTA Events


TTA & REC of GFW Transit Masterplan Workshop

May 14, 2019 - 5:30 - 7:00 PM
In the Basement of Reata

In 2015, Trinity Metro (formerly known as the T) developed a Master Plan with the help of Nelson\Nygaard Consulting Associates to determine the actions that the transit agency must take to develop a great transit system that truly meets the needs of Fort Worth and Tarrant County.

In 2017, the Tarrant Transit Alliance and the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth (along with several other civilians and organizations) petitioned the city for increased funding to continue to put the recommendations of this Masterplan into action. While this petition failed, the city made some major changes including re-structuring staff and conducting a supplementary study on the best way for the city to move forward, also lead by Nelson\Nygaard - called Transit Moves | Fort Worth.

Find out more about the project by going to TransitMovesFortWorth.com

While this project is ongoing, the initial data has been collected and the initial strategy findings are about to be published. We invite you as a member of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth and the Tarrant Transit Alliance to join us for a workshop round table to discuss these strategies and how they might fit into the framework of the city.

The goal of this workshop is to do a deep dive into the recommendations, and voice any priorities and concerns from our representative groups with the Transit Moves | Fort Worth project team.

Cost: $25 - Includes 2 drinks and appetizers

Register



Transit Moves Fort Worth Outreach

May 22 2019 @ 5:30 PM, May 23, 2019 @ 12:00 PM & @ 5:30 PM –
Various Locations

Get Involved in the City of Fort Worth's Transportation Plan! 

The City of Fort Worth is excited about the possibility to significantly improve the reach and quality of the city’s transit system. Help us to improve transit by providing input at an upcoming meeting to ensure all your transportation needs are met.

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In the News & Online:

Local News:

May 4 election results

Mayor Betsy Price was elected to a fifth term on Saturday, defeating three opponents with a total of 55.7% of the vote.

All eight members of the City Council were re-elected, and there will be no need for a runoff election.

See Results

Center for Transportation, Equity, Decisions and Dollars teams up to innovate Fort Worth medical district

The Shorthorn –  With big cities come big opportunities and the city of Fort Worth hopes to transform its Near Southside Medical District into an innovation district.

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Electric-assist bikes roll into town

City of Fort Worth News – Experience the ease and convenience of riding electric as Fort Worth Bike Sharing adds 50 electric-assist bikes to the fleet.

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Electric scooters could soon be kicked off Texas sidewalks, if state Senate gets its way

Texas Tribune – The upper chamber passed a bill Wednesday that would add several restrictions on the popular, but controversial, machines. The measure would require scooter renters to be at least 16 years old and it would prohibit more than one person from riding at a time.

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News From Around the Country & Globe:

‘Uber Was Supposed To Be Our Public Transit’

CityLab – Innisfil, Ontario, decided to partially subsidize ride-hailing trips rather than pay for a public bus system. It worked so well that now they have to raise fares and cap rides.

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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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