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Old 02-19-2010, 05:16 PM
 
Location: Funky Town, Texas
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Fort Worth didn't receive a dime for its street car system. Seriously, this is a bunch of bull. One side of the metro will have light rail system and street car system. Fort Worth and the rest of Tarrant County continue to have no form of mass transit. Doesn't make sense but I believe politics as usual play huge part in these decisions on how this money is distributed.

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Dallas Wins, Fort Worth Loses on TIGER Streetcar Funds | Fort Worthology
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:30 PM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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So much for the "partnership".....

I'm pissed, but there are other funds out there. This doesn't mean the streetcar system is dead, but it does slow it down a bit.

And this is just another reason why the city of Fort Worth should stop going into big name events or projects along with Dallas.
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Old 02-21-2010, 08:35 PM
 
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looks like Kay Granger was not a big help...
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Old 02-22-2010, 05:06 AM
 
Location: Grapevine, Texas
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Well, Obama carried Dallas County, while Tarrant went for McCain. Looks like the administration is rewarding their supporters first...
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:21 AM
 
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you can't say the govenor made an effort to sweep any money into TX either--

and why not reward supporters--Republicans and Democrats have done it since the start of the two party system...
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Old 02-22-2010, 09:51 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth Texas
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Originally Posted by kdogg817 View Post
Fort Worth didn't receive a dime for its street car system. Seriously, this is a bunch of bull. One side of the metro will have light rail system and street car system. Fort Worth and the rest of Tarrant County continue to have no form of mass transit. Doesn't make sense but I believe politics as usual play huge part in these decisions on how this money is distributed.

Please chime in Fort Worth and Tarrant County

Update: Fort Worth loses out on streetcar funds, has hopes for Southwest Parkway dollars - Fort Worth Business Press

Dallas Wins, Fort Worth Loses on TIGER Streetcar Funds | Fort Worthology
Good we did not become a *****
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Old 02-22-2010, 10:14 AM
JJG
 
Location: Fort Worth
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Please don't bring politics into this. Only opportunistic suits do that.

Fort Worth just got screwed by the rest of the country thinking that Dallas owns the entire Metroplex.
That's all that is....
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