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16 Jul 2019 4:34 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / July 2019

What's Going On With Trinity Metro?

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Trinity Metro starts new first mile/last mile solution

Trinity Metro is introducing a new service to help employees in the Mercantile area get to work. The Mercantile ZipZone begins Monday, July 22, and will benefit TEXRail and bus commuters who travel to the Mercantile Center Station to connect to their jobs. Read More

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 Read More

Upcoming Events:

July Friends of Transit Mixer

25 Jul 2019 5:00 PM - 7:00 PM – The Collective Brewing Project

JOIN US TO HAVE A DRINK & NETWORK

We invite you to join Near Southside, Inc. and the Tarrant Transit Alliance for a Member Mixer at Collective Brewing Project to mingle, network, eat & drink... all while learning a little bit about whats in the works from Fort Worth Bike Sharing.

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Local News:

Fort Worth buying four New Flyer electric buses for new zero-emission route

Green Car Congress – The Fort Worth Transportation Authority(Trinity Metro) has awarded New Flyer a contract for four heavy-duty, thirty-five-foot Xcelsior CHARGE battery-electric buses. Read More

Student artwork fills downtown bus shelters

City of Fort Worth – As you visit, shop or work downtown, stop by a Trinity Metro bus shelter to view the winners of the Expressions That Move You Art Contest. Read More

News From Around the Country & Globe:

ACTION NEEDEDSupport a long-awaited federal Complete Streets bill

Smart Growth America – We have spent decades designing streets solely to move cars as quickly as possible instead of prioritizing the safety of all people. The result? The number of people struck and killed by drivers while walking increased by 35 percent over the last decade. We are in the midst of astonishing safety crisis—the United States has become an incredibly deadly place to go for a walk.

The federal government needs to take the lead on prioritizing safer streets.

Federal dollars and policies helped create these unsafe streets in the first place, and federal funds, policies, and guidance have a significant role to play in fixing our existing streets and in designing the streets we’ll build tomorrow. The Complete Streets Act of 2019 would require states to set aside money for Complete Streets projects and create a statewide program to dole out the money(and technical support), and also require states & metro areas to adopt design standards that support safer, complete streets.

This legislation is the product of more than a decade of work, and it is essential that Congress advance it and then incorporate it into the next long-term transportation law. Take Action

Cap Metro Ridership Increase Among Highest in Nation

Capital Metro - Capital Metro released ridership figures for May, announcing an 11.5% increase over the same month in 2018. This year-over-year increase is among the highest of transit agencies nationwide. Read More

First Transit to pilot shared AV service with Houston Metro, TSU

Metro-Magazine – Houston Metro is introducing the University District Circulator on the campus of TSU. An EasyMile SAV shuttle will travel on the Tiger Walk, a one-mile pedestrian walking loop, providing connection to multiple points and buildings on campus for students and faculty. Read More

Local business groups fight for public transit

Transportation for America – Twenty-five chambers of commerce and other organizations representing local business interests across the country have formed Chambers for Transit, a coalition facilitated by Transportation for America to fight for more federal support for transit.  Read More

Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

Take a Seat: 5 Brilliant Bus Stop Fixes

City Lab – When cities fail to provide basic amenities for bus riders, community organizations are forced to step in – and they’re getting creative. Read More

Why Aren’t Cities Getting Ready for Autonomous Vehicles?

CityLab – A new study warns that most city leaders aren’t doing much to anticipate the robot-car future. Read More

Why is bus ridership falling almost everywhere except Pittsburg?

Grist.org – We headed to the Paris of Appalachia to investigate this transit mystery - the best kind of mystery. Read More

Uber is convenient for those who can afford it. What about everyone else?

Smart Cities Dive – Transit agencies need to be just as innovative as private tech companies to provide transportation alternatives that are accessible to everyone. Read More

AVs could improve transportation access in“transit deserts”

Axios – More large U.S. cities are seeing their outer reaches turn into transit deserts, where demand for transportation vastly exceeds supply.  Economic inequality and urban sprawl have contributed to the problem, which generates barriers to health care access, employment and even everyday shopping. Connecting public transit systems with automated vehicles — whether in ride-sharing or shuttle services — could offer one solution.

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Uber and Lyft Are Bleeding While Spinoffs Hit the Pedal

Ozy.com – They wouldn’t exist without the ride-sharing giants, but these startups depend upon firms still failing to turn a profit. Read More

3 emerging public transit trends from the 2020 THUD budget

Smart Cities Dive – The legislation, approved Tuesday, provides $13.5 billion in funding to public transit to improve existing rail lines, technology and equity plans. Read More

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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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