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2019 Membership Campaign has come to a close:
Our 2019 Membership Campaign has come to an end! Congratulations to Elisabet Westbye for winning the new member prize drawing and Melissa Konur for winning the referring member prize drawing!
Both have won a fun-filled package from the Trinity River Vision Authority.Join
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.
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Missed the Public Meetings?
You can now view the recorded version online
Save the Date: 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.
Upcoming Webinars & Conferences:
In the News & Online:
Uber to Launch‘Flying Taxis’ in LA and Dallas-Fort Worth by 2023
Commerical Observer – Uber plans to start offering“flying taxi” service in Los Angeles and the Dallas-Fort Worth area by 2023 the company said last week. Read More
Free Friday on Fort Worth Bike Sharing start June 28
City of Fort Worth – Rider Fort Worth Bike Sharing for free every fourth Friday this summer, courtesy of Unity One Credit Union. Free Fridays are June 28, July 26 and Aug 23. Read More
Transit agency changes name of future east-west passenger railway to‘Silver Line’
Community Impact News – A future passenger rail line that will connect Plano to the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport is getting a name change. Read More
Texas developer announces massive 600-acre land acquisition in Alliance area.
Star-Telegram – The land is part of Hillwood’s plans to bring more industrial, manufacturing and transportation development to the area. Read More
News From Around the Country & Globe:
‘Life changer’: Free Orca transit cards going to 1,500 public-housing residents in Seattle
Seattle Times – Some Seattleites who live in public housing will soon have access to free transit passes, a“life changer,” according to a representative for the city’s housing authority. Read More
The U.S. Has a Fleet of 300 Electric Buses. China Has 421,000
Bloomberg – The rest of the world will struggle for years to match China’s rapid embrace of electric transit. Read More
Via Launches Microtransit for Seniors
Auto Renal News – In partnership with Avis, the new service will deploy a fleet of Mercedes Metris vans, as well as wheelchair accessible vehicles. Read More
SamTrans, Caltrains partner with Miles on gamification pilot program
Mass Transit Mag – The one-year pilot program aims to incentivize riders to choose transit over personal vehicles. Read More
Interesting Articles Worth The Read:
$25 Billion of Bad Road
City Lab – PIRG ranks America’s worst“highway boondoggles” - transportation projects that add lanes and drive up emissions without relieving traffic congestion. Read More
3 Questions: An experiment illuminates the value of public transportation
MIT News – Urban studies research from MIT sheds light on the ways low-income riders use mass transit. Read More
Why FOMO Is the Enemy of Good Urban Mobility Policy
City Lab – Fear of Missing Out does not make good transportation policy. Sometimes a new bus shelter is a better investment than flashy new technology. Read More
Learning from Uber and Lyft: The Case for Passenger Experience in Transit
Medium – Public transport has the opportunity to change the game and reverse the declining ridership occurring nationwide. Read More
Cool Transit Tools:
Overcrowd forces you to think about transit design in a different way
The Verge – A strategy game that shows how hard building an efficient train station can be. Read More
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