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TTA eNews - Moving Transit Forward

6 Aug 2019 4:46 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / August 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.

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Transit Education:

Upcoming Webinars & Conferences




In the News & Online:

Local News:

Via, Trinity Metro launch on-demand shared transit service

Metro-Magazine – Via announced a new public transportation deployment in partnership with Fort Worth, Texas’ Trinity Metro. The service, called Mercantile  ZIPZONE, is a new on-demand shared transit network bringing TEXRail and bus commuters first- and last-mile connections to the Mercantile Center Station. Read More


News From Around the Country & Globe:

Mayors tell the Senate that transit, biking, and walking are climate change solutions

Transportation for America – Testimonies from mayors at a recent Senate hearing showed that cities understand that reducing driving and expanding other transportation options is key to reducing greenhouse gas emissions and boosting local economies at the same time.  Read More

Pedestrian deaths keep rising – can Congress reverse the trend?

Curbed – A new federal bill would require states to set aside highway funds for safer streets.  Read More

L.A. is hemorrhaging bus riders – worsening traffic and hurting climate goals

LA Times – California needs to stop a transit ridership slump to meet its clean-air and traffic-reduction goals. Meanwhile, riders are ditching buses as soon as they can. To reverse the slump, Metro is preparing to redesign its network of 165 lines and 14,000 stops for the first time in a generation. Read More


Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

See why the world’s best subway lines are destinations unto themselves

National Geographics – These subterranean train rides are packed with striking architecture, historic sites, and surprising views. Read More

City planners eye self-driving vehicles to correct mistakes of the 20th-century auto

Washington Post – Autonomous cars could cut traffic and pollution - or make them worse, planners say. Read More

Was the Automotive Era a Terrible Mistake?

New Yorker – For a century, we’ve loved our cars. They haven’t loved us back. Read More


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PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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