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12 Jun 2019 11:54 AM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / June 2019



HEY! We won an award!

We are very excited to announce that the Tarrant Transit Alliance has officially been selected as the winner of the 2019 Midwest Section of Texas APA Planning Innovator Award.  The Planning Innovator Award goes to an Individual or group demonstrating innovation in the planning field in risk-taking, extraordinary imitative, or advocacy to underserved communities. 

The award winners will be honored at the Annual Midwest TxAPA Awards and Scholarship Fundraiser event, Wednesday June 19th at Pinstripes in Fort Worth.

Want to celebrate with us?

For more information about this event, click here.





Transit Moves | Fort Worth

Help Shape the Future of Transit in Fort Worth:

We all have opinions about how to improve transit in Fort Worth. Help the Transit Moves Fort Worth planning effort by providing your input on project goals and objectives and investment priorities. In this survey, you’ll spend just four minutes answering some questions about what you think are the best ways to improve the transit system in Fort Worth. The information you submit will be used to develop Transit Moves | Fort Worth.

Take the Survey

Missed the Public Meetings?

You can now view the recorded version online

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Public Meeting June 13th

Trinity Metro invites public involvement and comment on The DASH and Mercantile ZIPZONE:

Trinity Metro invites public involvement and comment regarding a proposed new route connecting Downtown Fort Worth with the Cultural District along West 7th St., utilizing Trinity Metro’s first all-electric buses, beginning in September.

Also under consideration is a proposed Mobility on Demand shared ride service connecting TEXRail Mercantile Center Station with nearby employers and residents beginning in July.

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What's Going On With TTA?

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!



Transit Education:

Video: Why The US Has No High-Speed Rail

CNBC –  China has the world’s fastest and largest high-speed rail network — more than 19,000 miles, the vast majority of which was built in the past decade.

Japan’s bullet trains can reach nearly 200 miles per hour and date to the 1960s. They have moved more than 9 billion people without a single passenger causality. casualty

France began service of the high-speed TGV train in 1981 and the rest of Europe quickly followed.

But the U.S. has no true high-speed trains, aside from sections of Amtrak’s Acela line in the Northeast Corridor. The Acela can reach 150 mph for only 34 miles of its 457-mile span. Its average speed between New York and Boston is about 65 mph.

Watch the Video


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In the News & Online:

Local News:

AllianceTexas to create innovation zone for next generation mobility and transportation

Fort Worth Business Press – AllianceTexas, a model for multimodal transportation-based master-planned developments, is taking a step to become a site for cutting-edge mobility development.

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To reel in a big corporate campus, Fort Worth might repurpose public housing site

Dallas News – Where is the best spot to build Fort Worth’s next big corporate campus? Some regional planners say their favorite candidate is roughly 40 acres of developed but underused land — today filled mostly with public housing — just east of the city's downtown.  Could this be the home of a new high-speed rail hub?

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DFW Pedestrian Safety Action Plan

Provide your input about walking in the DFW region for a chance to win a $100 VISA gift card. Help us develop a Pedestrian Safety Action Plan to reduce the number and severity of pedestrian crashes and fatalities across the North Texas region.

Share your Thoughts


News From Around the Country & Globe:

Denver to offer teens a free transit pass on their smartphones

ChalkBeat– To help boost the mobility of young people, Denver will over 12- to 18-year-olds free transit passes usable with their smartphones this summer.

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Proposed FY20 Appropriations bill includes $16.2B for transit, rail

Metro Magazine – The Subcommittee on Transportation, and Housing and Urban Development, and Related Agencies(THUD) of the House Committee on Appropriations marked up and passed by a voice vote the Fiscal Year(FY) 2020 THUD Appropriations bill, which continues historic funding levels, with $16.2 billion for public transportation and intercity passenger rail grants.

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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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