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18 Jun 2019 5:20 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / June 2019


What's Going On With TTA?

Welcome new Members:

  • Bob Riley, Halff Associates
  • Franciscus Futrell, Collin College


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.

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City of Fort Worth Transit Masterplan Post-Event Report

On the 14th of May, 2019, 44 members of the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth and the Tarrant Transit Alliance met 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.

Read the Report




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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Transit Education:


Podcast: Talking Headways: The Pulse of Richmond Virginia

Streetsblog – This week on Talking Headways we’re joined by Maritza Pechin, a planner with AECOM who works with city staff in Richmond on long-range planning. On the podcast, Maritza talks about the Pulse BRT and the broader bus network redesign that was rolled out at the same time. She also discusses how the new system is bringing people back to transit, how the city might tackle housing affordability, and what big ideas the city is considering for the future. Listen


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In the News & Online:

Local News:

TEXRail was $90 million under budget. Should Fort Worth’s transit agency keep the money?

Star-Telegram – Trinity Metro may already have nearly all the money it needs to extend TEXRail two additional miles, to open a station at Fort Worth’s medical district, officials said. Read More

‘Premier Tech Hub of Texas’ “ Richardson Lays Tracks for Transit-Forward Innovation District

Dallas Innovates – An upcoming block party will showcase the district’s potential with food trucks, activities, fames and examples of activated spaces. Read More

Soon you’ll be able to ride TEXRail from Fort Worth all the way to Plano. Here’s how.

Star-Telegram – Fort Worth’s TEXRail commuter train line already serves DFW Airport, and starting in 2022 DART’s Cotton Belt line to Plano is schedule to be there, too. Read More

TXDOT embraces goal to end deaths on Texas roads by 2050

City of Fort Worth News – Every day for nearly 19 years, at least one person has died on Texas roadways. Now TxDOT aims to reach a goal to end all fatalities on Texas roads by 2050. Read More


News From Around the Country & Globe:

ParkMobile and REACH NOW Partner to Create New Smart Mobility Solutions for Parking and Transit

Yahoo Finance –  The two companies announced a new strategic partnership that will create the most robust parking and mobility solution in the industry.  Now working together under the umbrella of the new BMW and Daimler joint venture, the companies are collaborating to build integrated Smart City solutions that will create seamless mobility experiences for parking, transit and multi-modal transportation for consumers and cities. Read More

Uber Air to Test its Flying Taxi Service in Melbourne by 2023

Edgy – Uber Air announced at the annual Uber Elevate Summit in Washington that its flying taxi service would have a commercial trial run in Melbourne by 2023. The Australian city is the first location outside of the United States that will host the ride-sharing company’s trial commercial flights. Read More


Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

Defining the role of government in the new mobility ecosystem

Intelligent Transport –“New Mobility” is a term that is sweeping the globe and a concept that is revolutionising how people get from point A to point B and everywhere in between. It is the convergence of mobility on demand(MOD), Mobility-as-a-Service(MaaS) and transportation demand management(TDM) and it means big changes for governments and transit agencies. Read More

Automobile Dependency in Action

Planetizen – These examples illustrate how biased planning favors longer-distance, motorized travel over shorter, active, affordable, energy efficient, less polluting, and healthier travel options, and sprawl over compact infill development. It's time for reform. Read More

Transit information screens should be everywhere, not just at stations

Mobility Lab – Real-time transit information – knowing exactly when the bus is coming - is a game changer. With transit ridership declining across the country, reliable information can increase ridership and improve passenger experience. Read More


Cool Transit Tools:

National Equity Atlas

A comprehensive data resource to track, measure, and make the case for inclusive growth.

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DID YOU KNOW -
We keep a collection of Interesting Articles and Cool Tools on our website.

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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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