*Rail study is action item of T’s strategic plan and in NCTCOG mobility plan of potential future rail
FORT WORTH (January 21, 2011) – The T (Fort Worth Transportation Authority) will host the first of three community meetings for the Southeast Fort Worth Rail Feasibility Study to give the community an overview of the study and to solicit their input on Monday, Jan. 31 at 5:30 p.m.at the Ella Mae Shamblee Library, 1062 Evans Ave. in Fort Worth.
Input from community stakeholders, and a technical evaluation, will help determine the physical, operational and financial feasibility of future passenger rail service in Southeast Fort Worth. The feasibility study is the first of many steps in this transportation planning process. Rail consultants R. L. Banks & Associates will conduct the study.
A passenger rail feasibility study for Southeast Fort Worth is an action item in The T’s strategic plan. Southeast Fort Worth also has been identified as an area for a potential future regional rail line in the North Central Texas Council of Governments (NCTCOG) Regional Mobility 2030 Transportation Plan.
“Community input is essential to The T as we begin planning the enhancement of public transportation in Southeast Fort Worth,” said Dick Ruddell, president of The T. “We want to hear as many ideas as possible from residents and businesses so that our planning process takes those ideas into account, and we encourage Fort Worth residents to attend this meeting and provide their input.”
Future community meetings to present public input and gather community reaction are planned for March and May.
For more information, contact The T at 817-215-8600 or visit www.The-T.com.