TEX Rail, a proposed commuter rail line from downtown Fort Worth to Grapevine and the north entrance to Dallas/Fort Worth Airportwill receive $50 million in a package of federal projects.
The I-Team has learned the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, known as “The T,” has postponed parts of the “TEX Rail” commuter line, again, after years of delays and a $15 million commitment to plan and design it.
CBS 11 News caught up with several executive members of the Fort Worth Transportation Authority after reports about their tens of thousands of dollars in travel expenses.
CBS 11 News obtained records showing that Fort Worth mass transit agency executive staff spent more than $50,000 in trips from May 2011 to July 2012.
Tuesday Fort Worth’s council decided to make a commuter rail one of the city’s top priorities as a second prong in the attack on north Fort Worth’s traffic congestion.
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.