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27 Aug 2019 5:08 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 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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Share your thoughts on City of Fort Worth proposed 2020 budget

August 27, 7:00 PM @ Fort Worth City Hall September 10, 7:00 PM @ Fort Worth City Hall

Fort Worth residents have two opportunities to speak out on the proposed fiscal year 2020 budget and proposed tax rate. Hearings for both will be conducted during the regularly scheduled City Council meetings on Aug 27 and Sept. 10, 2019. City Council will vote on the proposed budget during during their Sept. 17, 2019 meeting. All three City Council meetings are scheduled for 7pm. at City Hall, 200 Texas Street.

Residents can also email their feedback regarding the proposed budget and the proposed tax rate.

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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.

Trinity Metro Bus Stop Clean Up

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

You are invited to Trinity Metro's first annual Bus Stop Clean Up Day. Trinity Metro will provide all team members with trash bags, safety vests,gloves and t-shirts.

Sign up your own Team

Sign up for the TTA Team


News & Online:

Local News:

Fort Worth’s economic challenge: How to keep up with Dallas-Plano-Irving?

Dallas News – For decades, the economies of Dallas and Fort Worth moved in tandem, usually rising and falling together and growing at similar rates. But their paths have diverged, primarily because the eastern side of the region, known as Dallas-Plano-Irving, has grown much faster than the western side, Fort Worth-Arlington.  Compounding the effect, Dallas has created many more high-paying jobs in professional and business services. As a result, one side of the metro is lapping the other, at least by some key economic measures. Read More

DFW motorists are losing almost 3 days a year while stuck in traffic, new report says

Star-Telegram – Texas spent $1.6 billion improving Interstate 35W in Fort Worth yet traffic is still seriously congested at the Loop 820 interchange. It may be years before the problem can be fixed. Read More

Transit-Oriented Development Construction Activity Falls in Dallas-Fort Worth

CoStar – Market Stat: Share of Properties Falls to 10%, Lowest Since Mid-2010 Read More

Successes, further recommendations documented in 18-month follow-up to Economic Development Strategic Plan

City of Fort Worth – Eighteen months later, Fort Worth is making progress in areas around growth, creating a sustainable tax base and capitalizing on high-growth businesses. However, there is still much work to be done and additional recommendations on how to better achieve its goals. Read More

Houston area voters will have $3.5 billion decision about future of transit on November ballot

Houston Chronicle – Transit Officials finalize plan with someone for everyone, call for Metro bond election on November ballot that will give borrowing authority for first phase of billions in new bus lines, improved service and light rail to key places. Read More

News From Around the Country & Globe:

Federal Program Would Help Cities Tear Down Highways

StreetsBlog – A new pot of money would help undo the sometimes-racist legacy of urban highway construction. Read More

New D.C. Development Guidelines Require More Consideration of Walkability

Planetizen – Washington, D.C. recently released its first new guideline for transportation review of new developments since 2012. Read More

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

Why we’re thrilled to support the Build Local, Hire Local Act

Transportation for America – Last month, Senator Kirsten Gillibrand(NY) and Representative Karen Bass(CA-37) introduced legislation that would create transportation accessibility performance measures and a grant program to reconnect communities divided by highways. Read More

Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

The Uber Problem

The Week – A giant loss raises questions about the entire ride-sharing model. Read More

Scooters in an unjust city: There's a war in our streets, and we don't even know it

Chicago Business – The immense mobility needs in black and brown neighborhoods are the result of systematic, significant and sustained disinvestment. Here's what the mayor can do to reverse the damage. Read More

Why We Can’t Figure Out Why American Infrastructure Is So Expensive

NY Mag – And why it’s going to be so expensive to find an answer. Read More

The Parking Garages of the Future

Governing – As many of them fall into disrepair, some are adapting to cities’ changing needs. Read More

Cool Transit Tools:

How Some Groups Use Street Story to Improve Their Communities

Streets Blog – Street Story is a free, online platform that allows community groups, public agencies, and the public to contribute, collect, and analyze information about street hazards and design issues–both positive and negative–in their communities. So far, its developers have worked directly with thirteen California communities to help them learn, disseminate, and use the tool. Yesterday’s webinar highlighted how two areas, Bakersfield and Humboldt County, are already using Street Story. Both areas have high rates of pedestrian and bicycle fatalities and injuries, large areas to cover, and limited resources to work with. Read More

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CONTACT US

(682) 231-2036

PO Box 470474
Fort Worth, TX 76147

rachel@TarrantTransitAlliance.org

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