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18 Sep 2019 3:56 PM | Rachel Albright (Administrator)


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

 ENews / September 2019

Get Involved:

The Tarrant Transit Alliance is currently seeking nominations for the Board of Directors, Committees, and Committee Chair positions for our 2020 year. 

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.

Submit your Nomination

Upcoming Events:

#DASHandDISCOVER

September 23, 10:00 AM - 1:00 PM @ Crockett Row

Celebrate the launch of The Dash service on Monday, Sept. 23 between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. on Crockett Row (Crockett Street between Currie Street and Norwood Street).

Join us for complimentary breakfast and giveaways. You can also pick up your free #DASHandDISCOVER wristband.

These wristbands are your pass for great discounts from Crockett Row and the Cultural District Merchants.

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.

Education:

Podcasts:

Transit & Housing: Joint Development in Seattle

The Rail~Volution Podcast – Seattle’s Sound Transit is in the midst of a comprehensive expansion of transit service (Sound Transit 3 or ST3) that will double size of the system to approximately 120 miles and 80 stations. The legislation behind ST3 includes new direction to the agency to consider affordable housing on surplus property and provides new tools to make that happen.  Listen to the podcast to find out about the evolution of transit-oriented development (TOD) at the agency, how they manage timelines and expectations, as well as the changes in statute that underlie their work.

Listen

News & Online:

Local:

Cornyn, Cruz support use of federal funds to extend TEXRail commuter train

Star-Telegram – Trinity Metro, the local transit agency, wants to take advantage of all the buzz created by the opening of the TEXRail commuter line, and possibly extend the trains to Fort Worth's medical district in three years. Another stop could be added at TCU. Read More

Dallas to Houston high-speed rail project passes'major milestone' to becoming reality 

Dallas Business Journal – A petition for rulemaking to issue a Rule of Particular Applicability submitted by Texas Central, the Dallas-based company building the project, was granted by the Federal Railroad Administration. Read More

New public comment practice begins for Regional Transportation Council meetings

Denton Record-Chronicle – Thanks to House Bill 2840, the regular meeting of the Regional Transportation Council will be open to public comment beginning Thursday afternoon in Irving. Read More

Austin, Texas, Transportation Group Launches New Website

Government Technology – GetThereATX.com consolidates information on the many different mobility options available in Austin, and specific trip solutions for commuters, employers, schools, special events and visitors. Read More

THAT'S A WRAP: New Public Transit Services bus now a rolling advertisement for city tourism

Mineral Wells Index – The recent economic rebirth has the city on a roll. Now the Chamber of Commerce and Public Transit Services truly has Mineral Wells on a roll – across the Metroplex.  The chamber and PTS on Thursday unveiled a new 10-passenger bus completely wrapped in the chamber’s“Greetings From Mineral Wells” campaign slogan that will serve as a rolling tourism advertisement for the city as the vehicle shuttles passengers between Mineral Wells, Weatherford and DFW. Read More

GLOBAL NEWS:

French city of Dunkirk tests out free transport – and it works

France24 – The city of Dunkirk in northern France launched a revamped bus system last year with a twist – it’s completely free. A new study shows that the program is not only revitalizing the city center but also helping the environment. Read More

Federal transportation policy is undermining any progress on climate

T4America – The conversation on climate change tends to focus on a few big things—electric vehicles, renewable energy, putting a price on carbon. But no matter how much progress we make on those fronts, Democrats and Republicans remain deeply committed to antiquated policy that undermines any action we take on climate change: spending billions to build new highways, encouraging more and more driving. Read More

Multi-Car Owners May Pay Sustainability Fee to Fund Memphis Area Transit

Planetizen – Called a'sustainability fee' by Mayor Lee Harris of Shelby County, the proposed fee would apply only to households that have three or more registered vehicles, about 17 percent of county residents. The first two vehicles would be exempt. Read More

Interesting Articles Worth The Read:

Is transit ridership loss inevitable? A U.S.–France comparison

The Transport Politic – Urban transit ridership has declined every year in U.S. cities since 2014. It has increased every year in France since 2000. What is going on? 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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