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Old 09-27-2019, 06:28 PM
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Light rail, TEXRail extension and rapid bus lines: How Fort Worth could transform your commute

I felt that this needed its own discussion away from the Development Thread.

As many of you know, Trinity Metro (formerly FWTA, a.k.a. "The T") completely rebranded as well as cleaned house before-hand. Since about 2015, the agency has tried hard to get a better public transportation options to the city as it is, like many things in Ft. Worth, lagging behind even its peer cities in transit.

In 2010, the proposal for just the study alone of modern streetcars was scrapped thanks to some questionable voting practices and even as recent as 2016, a new proposal for the future of bus & premium options wasn't even viewed. So now a group called "Transit Moves Fort Worth" is pushing for a new proposal with new systems, seen here:



^^^ This is "Scenario 3", which includes:
- Light Rail (most likely streetcars and not the LRT systems that DART and Houston's METRO have)
- BRT
- Rapid Bus (like the existing *Spur that runs from Lancaster to Camp Bowie)

And etc. More seen on the list from Luke Ranker's twitter account here:




As much as I want to get my hopes up, I know what it's like here having to wait for something to happen... and maybe not even getting it at all. You've probably seen that from several projects I posted that hasn't happened yet. Some of which are completely dead now.

I think this is a good proposal, but it's up to the city. Unfortunately, we currently have people who can't see the forests from the trees an even some who will support only what's good enough for their district... like Jungus, who was all in favor of TEXRail, until the current line was cut in half, stopping the train in downtown and cutting it off from the Southwest side of town... which is where Jungus's district just so happens to be.
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Old 09-28-2019, 09:17 AM
 
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Thanks for posting this here. I, too, would love to believe it... but I won't until I see it. Progress on public transportation in FW is glacial in pace. IMO, it is the most backwater and provincial aspect of living here. I understand and appreciate the region's history with petroleum and the automobile, but the resistance to alternatives is still very frustrating.
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Old 09-29-2019, 01:42 PM
 
Location: Belton, Tx
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Wow, hope this actually happens.
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Old 10-01-2019, 03:42 PM
 
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I really hope this happens too....I actually wish DART would buy out the "T" and become one transit system for the whole metroplex...it would benefit everyone.

But until Ft.Worth starts to think like the big city that it really is.... and focus on big city stuff...It will always be looked at as an afterthought or second...or a suburb to Dallas....You can't have your cake and eat it too.
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Old 10-01-2019, 09:26 PM
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I really hope this happens too....I actually wish DART would buy out the "T" and become one transit system for the whole metroplex...it would benefit everyone.

But until Ft.Worth starts to think like the big city that it really is.... and focus on big city stuff...It will always be looked at as an afterthought or second...or a suburb to Dallas....You can't have your cake and eat it too.
1. It's Trinity Metro now. Not "The T".
2. The DART buying out the FWTA ship sailed when the city fired everyone and re-branded. Dallas can't own every little thing in this area.
3. That last bit was unnecessary... as usual with you Dallasites.
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Old 10-02-2019, 05:20 AM
 
Location: Fort Worth, TX
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I really hope this happens too....I actually wish DART would buy out the "T" and become one transit system for the whole metroplex...it would benefit everyone.

But until Ft.Worth starts to think like the big city that it really is.... and focus on big city stuff...It will always be looked at as an afterthought or second...or a suburb to Dallas....You can't have your cake and eat it too.
If you wish to have your opinions thoughtfully considered here you’ll skip digs like the one you included at the end. Completely unnecessary.
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Old 10-02-2019, 12:07 PM
 
Location: Arlington
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My commute sometimes takes me past the sites where the Interurban stations used to be near Lake Arlington and the Freemason's home. I sometimes wonder what this area might have been like, had we not ripped out all the Interurban and streetcar lines decades ago, and instead incorporated into our transportation network and let them evolve.

I think it would be much simpler to get around the area, certainly not needing billions for "light rail" that would be empty most of the time. What a bone-headed decision that was in hindsight.
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Old 10-02-2019, 01:13 PM
 
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If you wish to have your opinions thoughtfully considered here you’ll skip digs like the one you included at the end. Completely unnecessary.
I apologize if anyone got offended. But its truth.
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Old 10-02-2019, 02:28 PM
 
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I apologize if anyone got offended. But its truth.
I actually agree with you. Fort Worth does need to start acting like the big city that it is. Can you imagine how powerful the DFW region would be if Fort Worth got its act together.
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Old 10-02-2019, 10:48 PM
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But Fort Worth IS getting its act together . . .

You wouldn't have projects like Panther Island (which is getting a new manager, btw) without some forward thinking around here.

This isn't Arlington.
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