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29 May 2019 8:15 AM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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Transit Moves | Fort Worth Update


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 establish 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 due to a lack of quorum, the city made some significant changes including re-structuring staff and conducting the supplementary Transit Moves | Fort Worth study on the best way for the city to move forward, which was also lead by Nelson\Nygaard. 

On May 14th, 44 members of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth and the Tarrant Transit Alliance got together in the basement of the Reata Restaurant in downtown Fort Worth to discuss the City of Fort Worth’s transit strategies as presented by the Transit Moves | Fort Worth State of the System Report.  While the Transit Moves | Fort Worth project is ongoing, the May 14thworkshop round table was organized for participants to discuss these strategies and how they might fit into the framework of the city.  The goal of this workshop was to go over the recommendations, and then voice any priorities and concerns with the Transit Moves | Fort Worth project team.  A report is being finalized that compiles the main discussion topics shared by the participants and will be available on the Tarrant Transit Alliance website.

On May 22nd and 23rd, three Public Meetings were held in various locations around the city to share the information gathered by the Transit Moves | Fort Worth team.  All of this input will be processed and will help guide the next phase of the project.

To learn more about the Transit Moves | Fort Worth project, please visit transitmovesfortworth.com




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In the News & Online:

Local News:

Why is a bright red, electric bus named ‘The Dash’ driving around Fort Worth?

Star-Telegram – The Dash is a new zero-emissions service that Trinity Metro, Fort Worth’s regional transit agency, plans to operate every 15 minutes daily from the Fort Worth Central transit station downtown to cultural district attractions, including UNT Health Science Center and the new Dickies Arena. Read More

Provide your feedback on pedestrian safety

NCTCOG – Provide your input about walking in the Dallas-Fort Worth region and be entered for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card.  In coordination with the Texas Department of Transportation, the North Central Texas Council of Governments is developing a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan to reduce the number and severity of pedestrian crashes and fatalities across North Texas. Take the Survey

Texas-Building Better Boards: 

C-TEDD – The Texas-Building Better Boards(TX-BBB) program started in February 2019. A Texas-focused professional development program for transit agency board members across Texas. TX-BBB aims to empower members to make more informed decisions, it is intended to develop a permanent Texas Association of Transit Board Members. for the TX-BBB program and to create a“hot topics” list. Read More


News From Around the Country & Globe:

Chambers Stand Up For Federal Transit Funding

This week, 25 chambers of commerce and other organizations representing local business interests across the country launched Chambers for Transit, a new coalition urging more federal support for transit(organized by T4America).  “As Utah’s population continues to grow, transit is more important than ever,” said Derek Miller, President & CEO of the Salt Lake Chamber.“The availability of high quality transit in our communities directly correlates with Utah’s economic success, business-friendly climate and high quality of life.”  Read More

Sacramento councilmember proposes free transit for students

Smart Cities Dive – The program is expected to drastically increase Sacramento Regional Transit’s student ridership, up 600% in the first year. Read More

TriMet riders can now add Hop Fastpass to Apple Wallet

Katu.com – Local transit options in Portland Oregon are making it easier for riders to use a Hop Fastpass by adding the feature to Apple Wallet. Read More



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