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TTA Won an Award (and other Transit News!)

25 Jun 2019 4:10 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?

Did we mention, we won an award!:

Last week, TTA Chairman Jeff Davis accepted the “Planning Innovator Award” on behalf of TTA from the American Planning Association Texas Chapter - Midwest Section.

Welcome new TTA Members:

A big welcome to the following new members of the Tarrant Transit Alliance:

  • Mac Miles, Rattikin Title
  • Lauren McCarley, Halff Associates
  • Lonnie Burns, GFF

2019 Membership Campaign:

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!

TEXRail honored with NCTCOG CLIDE Award

June 19, 2019 – TEXRail was honored Friday with a CLIDE (Celebrating Leadership in Development Excellence) Award from the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

The CLIDE Awards, which began in 2003, recognize innovative development programs that plan for the region’s future growth and seek to support a sustainable North Texas. This year’s competition featured 41 nominees, which yielded 17 winners in the categories of New Development, Redevelopment, Special Development, Public Planning and Policy, and Raising Public Awareness.

TEXRail was recognized in the category of Special Development, which honors projects that exemplify outstanding promotion of specific elements of the Principles of Development Excellence. The judging committee was comprised of some of the nation’s top urban planning experts.

Trinity Metro President & CEO Bob Baulsir accepted the award. “Receiving a CLIDE Award for TEXRail is a tremendous honor for us,” he said. “We are grateful for the recognition and appreciate everyone’s efforts in bringing our commuter rail project to fruition.”

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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Upcoming Events:

July Friends of Transit Mixer

25 Jul 2019 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM – Location TBD

We hope you will join the Tarrant Transit Alliance for drinks, a few small bites, and a quick update about the state of transit in Tarrant County at our monthly "Friends of Transit" Mixer!

More information about July's mixer will be posted soon.

Transit Education:

Video: Better Bus Project Update

Transit Alliance Miami – Learn more about the transit improvements being presented in Miami-Dade County in this video presentation by Azhar Chougle (Executive Director of Transit Alliance Miami) on the Better Bus Project

You can learn more about the Better Bus Project at betterbus.miami

Watch the video

Upcoming Webinars & Conferences:

News & Online:

News From Around the Country & Globe:

BATA, Lyft partner for late-night rides

Traverse City Record Eagle – The Bay Area Transportation Authority is partnering with Lyft to provide free transportation seven days a week — between 11 p.m. and 1 a.m. — for people who use BATA's new Bayline route. Read More

The waiting game at Miami bus stops could soon be a headache of the past

Miami Herald – Taking the bus in Miami-Dade County can be a maddening experience. But with input from the public, Transit Alliance Miami plans a total revamp. Read More

Alibaba’s“City Brain” Could Help Reduce Car Traffic Dramatically in Hangzhou and Five Other Cites in China.

Urban Land Institute – An ambitious project in Hangzhou – the city where Alibaba is headquartered – is using big data, sensors, and artificial intelligence to reduce congestion. Read More

Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

The Vast Majority of Americans Don’t Get Enough Exercise.  Can We Hack Our Aversion to It?

Time –“…urban environments tend to include sidewalks, bike paths and other resources that make it easier to combine transportation and activity, the report says. Taking public transportation also typically builds some physical activity into a commute, versus driving door to door.” Read More

Dangerous by Design 2019

Smart Growth America – Between 2008 and 2017, drivers struck and killed 49,340 people who were walking on streets all across the United States. That’s more than 13 people per day, or one person every hour and 46 minutes. It’s the equivalent of a jumbo jet full of people crashing—with no survivors—every single month.  Dangerous by Design 2019 takes a closer look at this alarming epidemic, including providing state-by state data. Read More

What your commute will look like in 2050

Financial Times – Today’s start-ups and urban projects hint at the future of urban mobility. Read More

Cool Transit Tools:

The Opportunity Atlas

Which neighborhoods in America offer children the best chance to rise out of poverty? The Opportunity Atlas answers this question using anonymous data following 20 million Americans from childhood to their mid-30s.  Now you can trace the roots of today's affluence and poverty back to the neighborhoods where people grew up. See where and for whom opportunity has been missing, and develop local solutions to help more children rise out of poverty.  The Opportunity Atlas is an initial release of social mobility data, the result of a collaboration between researchers at the Census Bureau, Harvard University, and Brown University. View the Tool

We keep a collection of Interesting Articles and Cool Tools on our website.



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