A year ago Arlington started a one-year pilot project with Via, an on-demand rideshare program that costs $3 a ride. Now they’re doubling down on the program that they say is a viable alternative to buses and light rail.
Paul Ballard, who is credited with getting Fort Worth’s TEXRail commuter train project back on track, is retiring in April. Trinity Metro, the transit agency in Texas, already has replacement candidates.
Parking can be tough at Fort Worth’s T&P Station, the westernmost stop on the Trinity Railway Express commuter line. And, some riders worry it could get much worse with the arrival of TEXRail and loft apartments.
The Regional Transportation Council this week approved the final pieces of a $40 million package ensuring that a hike and bike trail will be built connecting Fort Worth to Dallas. It’s expected to open in fall 2023.
The ride-sharing service Uber is offering customers free rides to the polls Nov. 6. To get a ride on Election Day, users in Texas can simply click a button labeled “Get to the polls” on Uber’s smartphone app.
A planned 64-mile hike and bike trail connecting Fort Worth to Dallas now has the funding it needs — including an unusual federal credit available to cities with toll roads — and is scheduled to open in 2023.
Traffic flow will be reversed Friday afternoon on an Interstate 30 access road in west Fort Worth for the funeral procession of police Officer Garrett Hull, who was shot to death a week ago breaking up a robbery.
To fix a traffic bottleneck, special lanes that can be used only during “rush hour” will be added to a Fort Worth-area freeway. Texas 121 has been congested for years, while other nearby roads have been widened.
Fairway Drive is a popular road over Lake Grapevine dam, providing access to Flower Mound, golf courses, parks and marinas. But the road is closed until 2019 because rainfall has eroded surrounding soil.
Drivers complain the five different speed limits along the 27.6 mile Chisholm Trail Parkway are confusing, and may be the reason for a lot of traffic tickets. They also complain of inadequate signs to warn of speed limit changes.
Texas Gov. Greg Abbott over the weekend posted on Twitter that he thinks it’s time to do away with red light cameras in Texas. Some cities have banned the devices and the state Legislature could act next year.
A simple post on Twitter reminding Texas drivers that it’s illegal to hang out in the left lane has gone viral. The Texas Department of Transportation tweet garnered more than 3,600 likes in just over one day.