Nestled in Fort Worth’s Intermodal Transportation Center, surrounded by gleaming Amtrak Trains and modern T buses, is a 100-year-old piece of Fort Worth’s past.
Fort Worth’s mayor is calling for faster action on getting a commuter rail built. During a Fort Worth Transportation Authority retreat Mayor Betsy Price said the expected TEX Rail completion date will leave Tarrant County residents waiting for years.
There’s talk of creating passenger train service to Alliance Airport in Fort Worth and then possibly on to other points north of the city.
A $2,000,000 project may help a Trinity Railway Express (TRE) station with the problems of it’s own success.
Backers of a plan for high-speed rail in Texas say budget cuts in Congress won’t affect their plans. One group says they’re not looking for federal or state money, they considering working with the Japanese.
Texas is getting a $5.6 million federal grant to study establishing a high-speed rail corridor to Oklahoma City.