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23 Jul 2019 4:42 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / July 2019


Welcome new TTA Member:

We are excited to announce the newest member of the Tarrant Transit Alliance – Tom Malone, President of TMA-CHA Architects.
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.

Register

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.

Events Around Town:

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


Transit Education:

Upcoming Webinars & Conferences


In the News & Online:

Local News:

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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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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