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3 Jul 2019 4:26 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / July 2019


What's Going On With TTA?

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.

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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:


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.

Transit Education:

Upcoming Webinars & Conferences:

In the News & Online:

Local News:

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

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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