We are excited to announce the newest member of the Tarrant Transit Alliance – Tom Malone, President of TMA-CHA Architects.
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.
October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PMSAVE THE DATE - Alliance Mobility Innovation Zone Update
SAVE THE DATE! Join the Real Estate Council of Greater Fort Worth and the Tarrant Transit Alliance for an update on the newly announced Alliance Mobility Innovation Zone.
NCTCOG 2019 North Texas Parking Management Symposium -
Finding the Balance in Parking
August 15, 2019 @ 8:00 AM
How does North Texas plan and manage parking in a way that balances the needs and goals of a community while acknowledge economic forces that drive parking demand and future mobility? Join local transportation, city planning, real estate development, and other local professionals in a highly informative and timely discussion of this critical issue affecting North Texas growth and transportation. Register
Upcoming Webinars & Conferences
In the News & Online:
Want to ride TEXRail but your workplace isn’t near a train station? This might help
Star-Telegram – Now, more people can take TEXRail to work, even if their workplace isn’t near a train station. Fort Worth’s transit agency, Trinity Metro, has launched a new service known as Zip Zone. Riders who take the TEXRail commuter line to Mercantile Center Station can now get a lift on the shared ride service for as little as $1, to get from the train station to their workplace. Read More
News From Around the Country & Globe:
Ride-hailing is supposed to make transit easier, but those with disabilities feel left behind
Post-Gazette – Taxi companies, buses and light rail don’t always meet the needs of those with a disability, either. Read More
Mississippi city OKs public transit overhaul
Star-Telegram – Changes to the City of Tupelo’s transportation system are on the horizon. Read More
Minneapolis Seeking More Equitable Transportation Alternatives
NextCity.org –“Minneapolis has to first define what is most important to us as a city, and then find the matching approaches in technology to help us meet those goals.” Read More
Uber gave its Denver-area users easy access to transit info and tickets, and now more are using RTD
Denver Post – The idea behind Uber’s experiment was simple: Add real-time RTD bus and train information to the ride-sharing app – along with ticket purchases – and its users would be more likely to incorporate public transit into their journeys. Read More
Interesting Articles Worth The Read:
The Electric Bus is Running Late
City Lab – Two reports from the World Resource Institute reveal the barriers to faster adoption of e-buses, and why China is dominating the market. Read More
Transit isn’t ‘smart’ unless it’s equitable
Metro-Magazine – In the past couple of years there’s been an encouraging movement among cities and transit agencies to become technologically“Smart.” They are upgrading or implementing a digital ecosystem to improve communications and mobility for their customers. We all love new technologies that make our lives easier to navigate daily but we must not forget the human factor. If vital information is not available to all citizens, then how can a city truly call itself smart. Read More
What the first transit/TNC partnership can teach us
Shared Use Mobility Center – The Pinellas Suncoast Transit Authority(PSTA) was the first public transit agency to sign a service provision contract with a private transportation network company(Uber) to provide subsidized first/last-mile connections to transit stops. A new case study by SUMC and Transit Center details the reasons why the agency took this step, how they responded to internal and external challenges as their pilot developed, and lists lessons learned with recommended actions for pilots going forward. Read More
Cool Transit Tools:
Miami-Dade County Transit Alliance Transit Time Index
How fast can transit take you there?
That's one of the most important questions facing any transit system, and this tool answers it for over 100 locations in Miami-Dade County.
It measures the time it takes to drive or take transit between every location, and creates a score called the Transit Time Index, which measures how well(or not) transit can compete versus a typical car journey.
- A higher score means transit is pretty quick, which is more likely to attract riders.
- A lower score indicates transit takes a lot longer, which is unlikely to attract riders.
Overall, the score measures our progress towards making transit a competitive and viable option for Miamians.
Go to the Tool
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