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30 Jul 2019 4:45 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)

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

 ENews / July 2019

Upcoming Events:

SAVE THE DATE - Alliance Mobility Innovation Zone Update

October 15, 2019 @ 5:00 PM

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.


Transit Education:

Upcoming Webinars & Conferences

In the News & Online:

Local News:

‘Uber for kids’? New rideshare for pre-teens, teens launches in Dallas

Dallas Business Journal – First launched in June 2018 in Connecticut, VanGo calls itself the"Uber for kids." On its site, the company claims that more than 85 percent of its drivers are mothers. It currently serves parents in the NYC metro area, Phoenix, Houston and Dallas.  Read More

Commuting to Mercantile Center? Zip in with new transit service

City of Fort Worth – Officials inaugurated Trinity Metro’s new service that improves transportation options for employees in the Mercantile area. Read More

DART Wins National Award For Innovation in Recognition of GoPass App

CBS Local – The GoPass app, DART’s winning entry, was the first public transit ticket-purchasing app in the nation that involved multiple agencies and different types of transportation by combining efforts between DART in Dallas County, The Fort Worth Transportation Authority(now Trinity Metro) in Tarrant County and the DCTA in Denton County. Read More

Trinity Metro TEXRail starts 30-minute frequency

City of Fort Worth – Trinity Metro TEXRail commuter rail line between Fort Worth and Dallas Fort Worth International Airport will soon be operating more trains. Read More

News From Around the Country & Globe:

California using $70 million to replace more than 200 diesel school buses with all-electric buses

Electrek – A study published in Economics of Education Review last month showed diesel retrofits had positive results on both respiratory health and test scores. Eliminating emissions from these buses completely will do even more to protect children from dangerous emissions while cutting air pollution. Read More

Austin, TX considers transit incentives to reduce congestion

Smart Cities Dive – Most of the proposed incentive strategies include direct benefit to customers, such as transit-use rewards or gamification programs. Read More

Travis County approves long-range transportation plan

Austin Monitor – At long last, Travis County has a long-range transportation plan. The Commissioners Court voted unanimously Tuesday to adopt the Travis County Transportation Blueprint, which lays out a vision for infrastructure in unincorporated parts of Travis County over the next quarter-century. Read More

Houston extends minimum parking exemptions into East End, Midtown

Rice – Car-centric Houston gets a little less car-centric. Read More

Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

What the Open Mobility Foundation Says About Cities, Software And Standards

Forbes – Last month, 15 cities created something unprecedented: their own code standards body. Read More

Cities are getting hotter, but we can redesign them to keep us cool

Fast Company – As days of extreme heat get more common, there are a few simple solutions that cities around the world are implementing to keep people a little more cool. Read More

Ending parking minimums - why, where, who, how

Reinventing Transport – Parking minimums are under siege and it’s a very good thing. Read More

Cool Transit Tools:

Urban Footprint

Geotab – See how much green space each person gets in U.S. cities, compared to roads and buildings. See it

We keep a collection of Interesting Articles and Cool Tools on our website.



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