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.
A tunnel connecting downtown Fort Worth to the South Side, going under Interstate 30 and the Union Pacific Railroad tracks, is scheduled to be complete in 2020. Tunnel traffic would use Hemphill and Lamar streets.
North Texas planners are pursing creation of a Hyperloop test track that would whisk riders from Dallas to Fort Worth in just six minutes. But they also support high-speed rail in the same corridor — possibly setting the stage for a metro area with dual transit systems.
Nearly 2,000 trucks, buses and other commercial vehicles were taken off the road after spot inspections found safety violations. The Texas Department of Public Safety checked nearly 8,000 trucks statewide, as part of its Roadcheck 2018 campaign.
Trinity Metro has opened a maintenance yard for the planned TEX Rail line in north Fort Worth, and officials say they're on track to open the commuter line Dec. 31. The Equipment Maintenance Facility will be where the Stadler rail cars are washed, maintained and repaired.