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10 Sep 2019 3:35 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / September 2019


Get Involved with TTA:

Are you interested in getting more involved?

The Tarrant Transit Alliance is currently seeking nominations for the Board of Directors, Committees, and Committee Chair positions for our 2020 year. If you, or someone you know, is a good fit for TTA, we want you to join us!

POSITIONS INCLUDE

  • A member of the Board of Directors
  • A member of a Committee
  • A Committee Chair

COMMITTEES INCLUDE:

  • THE RIDERSHIP COMMITTEE
    Responsible for projects that improve ridership conditions
  • THE MEMBERSHIP COMMITTEE
    Responsible for increasing membership and planning the Friends of Transit Happy Hours
  • THE TRANSIT ACADEMY PLANNING COMMITTEE
    Responsible for planning the Transit Academy
  • THE PROGRAMS COMMITTEE
    Responsible for helping to plan other educational programs throughout the year

  • THE COMMUNICATIONS COMMITTEE
    Responsible for our outreach and communications.

Nominations Close September 20.

Submit your Nomination

Upcoming Events:

Share your thoughts on City of Fort Worth proposed 2020 budget

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.

More Information

Friends of Transit Mixer with FWHCC

September 24, 5:00 PM, Location TBD

JOIN US TO HAVE A DRINK & NETWORK

We invite you to join the Fort Worth Hispanic Chamber of Commerce and the Tarrant Transit Alliance for a Member Mixer to mingle, network, eat & drink... all while learning a little bit about mobility in Fort Worth!

Get an update from Sal Espino - Director of Government Relations with Trinity Metro, about the future of transportation on the Northside and in Fort Worth in general. Learn about his current goals at the local, state and federal level and his strategic legislative plan for our region.

Interested in sponsoring this event?
Contact rachel@tarranttransitalliance.org

Register now

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

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.

News & Online:

Local News:

Forty-one elementary schools receive safe routes to school improvements

City of Fort Worth – The City of Fort Worth continues to improve safe routes to schools for students across the area with its Safe Routes to School program and additional projects. Read More

Texas Transportation Commission Approves State's 10-year Transportation Plan

TXDOT – The Texas Transportation Commission approved TxDOT’s 10-year transportation plan that includes more than $77 billion dedicated to improving safety, addressing congestion and connectivity, and preserving roadways for Texas drivers.  Read More

News From Around the Country & Globe:

Google Maps adds multimodal trip planning feature

Smart Cities Dive - The app will display routes that include cycling and ride-hailing as first- and last-mile options along with transit directions. Read More

Lyft launching new program to remove transportation barriers toward healthy food

Al Dia Philadelphia - A partnership between Lyft, PHA and Uplift Solutions, is aiming to assist North Philly residents living in food deserts reach healthier food options. Read More

Could Kansas City become the first major U.S. city with a free transit system?

The Pitch KC – It costs $1.50 to ride a bus in Kansas City. That’s $15 per week to get to and from work—$50 per month for those that purchase a 31-day pass. That may not sound like much. But for low-income residents of Kansas City who don’t own a vehicle and struggle to make rent and put food on the table, it’s a significant line item on the budget. Making it all free is now on the table. Read More

Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

Presidential candidates need to talk more about transportation

Curbed – It’s not just our fossil fuel dependence that needs to be addressed, it’s our car dependence. Read More

How Our Transport System is Biased Against Women

Streetsblog – The world we live in is designed by men - for men. And it continues to endanger women. Read More

One Thing We Can Do: Drive Less

New York Times – What would happen if everybody in the United States cut back on driving? We’re not talking about getting rid of your car, just using it a little bit less. It turns out that even driving just 10 percent less — if everyone did it — would have a big impact on greenhouse gas emissions. 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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