$600K federal grant boosts joint Fort Worth, Trinity Metro project

Trinity Metro was awarded $ 600,000 by the Federal Transit Authority to improve public transportation in downtown Fort Worth. (Courtesy Trinity Metro)

The City of Fort Worth and Tarrant County’s Trinity Metro public transportation service continue to work together to improve public infrastructure for local residents.

In the latest development, Trinity Metro was awarded $ 600,000 by the Federal Transit Authority to help improve public transportation. The grant will complement a joint project with the City of Fort Worth to develop a high-capacity transit along East Lancaster Avenue, according to a city press release.

“We are very excited to have this opportunity to work with the city on yet another important transit initiative,” said Bob Baulsir, CEO of Trinity Metro, in the press release. “We appreciate funding from the Federal Transit Authority for this project.”

The East Lancaster project, based on a 2019 transit study by the city of Fort Worth, will help meet the city’s goal of “strengthening the role of transit throughout the transportation system,” the press release said.

According to the press release, East Lancaster Avenue is the “most suitable” corridor on the Trinity Metro network for high-capacity transit because of its highest passenger traffic. High-capacity transit options include fast bus and fast transit, the press release said.

Funding for the grant will be available through the FTA’s transit development planning program, which supports community efforts to develop or expand mass transit systems.

“We take pride in helping our local partners plan transit-oriented development that better connects residents with jobs, education and services,” Acting FTA Administrator K. Jane Williams said in the press release. “This funding will help improve the quality of life for drivers in communities across America.”

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