Acting Federal Transit Administrator Carolyn Flowers has posted the latest news regarding Fort Worth's TEX Rail project in Fast Lane, the official blog of the U.S. Department of Transportation.
"Fort Worth, part of the 'Texas Triangle' megaregion, is exactly the kind of community that USDOT’s 'Beyond Traffic' initiative envisions being burdened by more and more pollution and gridlock unless forward-thinking investments are made to produce a truly robust and multimodal transportation system," Flowers posted.
The Federal Transit Administration is providing a $499 million grant for the 27-mile TEX Rail project. The commuter line will connect Fort Worth and its suburbs with the Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport. The rail line will also connect with Amtrak, the Dallas Area Rapid Transit, the Trinity Railway Express and the Fort Worth Transportation Authority bus system, which will allow easy access to other communities in Tarrant County and the Fort Worth region.
By investing in the multimodal transportation system, Fort Worth's forward thinking will bring new opportunities to the city and surrounding communities while reducing traffic gridlock.
"It’s great to see this area coming together to address urgent mobility needs," Flowers posted. "TEX Rail is a milestone investment that will benefit Fort Worth and the entire region for a long time to come."