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20 Aug 2019 4:50 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / August 2019


Upcoming Events:

Project Bus Outreach

August 22, 11:00 AM - 2:00 PM @ TCC NE Campus
August 28, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM @ TCC NW Campus

Project Bus is the City of Fort Worth and Trinity Metro's moving outreach opportunity. We will be conducting surveys and telling people about the Transit Master Plan. Come see us, get some free swag, and more!
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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.

Registration will open soon!

Trinity Metro 1st Annual Bus Stop Clean Up Day

October 26, 2019 @ 7:00 AM - 12:00 PM

You are invited to Trinity Metro's first annual Bus Stop Clean Up Day.

Support your community, help clean up a bus stop.

Trinity Metro will provide all team members with trash bags, safety vests,gloves and t-shirts.

Grab your friends and help us give back to our community.

Sign up your own Team

Sign up for the TTA Team


Transit Education:

Learning Module:

Shared-Use Mobility Center Learning Module: Rural and Small Town Transportation

According to the U.S. Census Bureau, a rural area is any area that is neither an urbanized area(50,000 or more people) nor an urban cluster(between 2,500 to 50,000 people). Currently, over 60 million(1 in 5) Americans live in such areas. Similarly, the term“small town” has a wide array of connotations, encompassing communities ranging from tiny village to sprawling suburb. For the context of this Learning Module, both rural and small towns are discussed, as many small towns have a similar set of transportation needs as their rural counterparts, and they are often geographically isolated within a greater rural context. In compiling research and examples, most attention was paid to communities of fewer than 150,000 residents. 

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In the News & Online:

Local News:


McKinney-area transit board discusses ways to improve Collin County Transit program

Community Impact News – Currently, the transit(which provides on-demand transportation for older adults, disabled and low-income residents) operates as a voucher program.  DCTA  is proposing a new fare payment system where Riders would instead pay a flat fee of $3 for rides scheduled 24 hours in advance and $5 for rides scheduled the day of.  Read More

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CapMetro ridership up year over year

KUVE – One of the biggest challenges to Austin’s growth is mobility and how people get around town.  It has been one year since CapMetro overhauled its system across the city and beyond. Year to year ridership is up 4.5% and since the service change in June 2018, ridership is up 3.4%. Even so, Clarke said the agency will continue to improve the service. Read More

News From Around the Country & Globe:

Koch-Funded Group Helped Develop Plan to Kill Future of Phoenix Light Rail

Phoenix New Times – The shadow of the billionaire brothers over Phoenix's light rail debate would not come as a surprise to anyone who's following transit policy in the United States. Notorious for bankrolling dark-money campaigns, the Koch brothers recently have thrown their weight behind efforts to stop public transportation projects across the country. Read More

This California city just voted to give a $30 minimum wage to Uber and Lyft drivers

Fast Company – El Monte, east of Los Angeles, wants to make sure drivers have enough to pay for gas and maintenance and then make $15 an hour on top of that. Read More

More Americans have died in car crashes since 2000 than in both World Wars

Washington Post – Since January 2000, more Americans have died in car crashes than did in both World Wars, and the overwhelming majority of the wrecks were caused by speeding, drunk or distracted drivers, according to government data. Read More


New report encourages cities to consider congestion pricing

Metro-Magazine – The National League of Cities(NLC) released a new guide that encourages cities to consider congestion charging systems as a potentially economical solution to build thriving communities, calm traffic and improve quality of life for residents. Read More

Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

If you want to be a“smart city,” ask these 3 questions first

Transportation for American – New transportation technology is not inherently good. Cities that want to be“smart” need to make sure that technology helps achieve their goals. Read More

Why Speed Kills Cities

City Lab – U.S. cities are dropping urban speed limits in an effort to boost safety and lower crash rates. But the benefits of less-rapid urban mobility don’t end there.   Read More

Developers Reduce Parking via Car Sharing

Urban Land Magazine – Incentivized by city parking policies, private developers provide fewer parking spaces or increase density in new projects. Read More

Pittsburg Reveals the Downside of Self-Driving Cars

Streetsblog – Wider inequality. More sprawl. Worse transit. Those are some of the outcomes we could see from self-driving cars in cities, according to a Pittsburgh-based transit advocacy group. Read More

Cool Transit Tools:

(Re)coding communities for smart growth

Smart Growth America – There’s a secret weapon available to communities that want to modernize their zoning codes and help make smarter growth the norm. Codes for Communities is a wide-ranging technical assistance program at Smart Growth America that covers all kinds of zoning reform and guidance on form-based codes. In just two years, the program has had tremendous impact in communities of all sizes across America. See More



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PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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