COMTO North Texas: Connecting two Cities through Transportation
Thursday, November 15, 2018
COMTO North Texas Chapter's recent "Connecting Two Cities through Transportation" drew stakeholders to discuss the impact of the TEXRail, a 27-mile commuter rail, and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE), a commuter rail line in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex.
TEXRail is a new 27-mile commuter rail line that will extend from downtown Forth Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into DFW International Airport's Terminal B and service begins on January 5, 2019. The Trinity Railway Express (TRE) is a commuter rail line in the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex. It was established by an interlocal agreement between Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) and the Forth Worth Transportation Authority (Trinity Metro). Each transit authority owns a 50% stake in the joint rail project and contractor Herzog Transit Services operates the line. The TRE began operating in December 1996.
Speakers included Reed Lanham, Vice President of Strategy and Technology, Trinity Metro; Reese Pearl, Operations General Manager, Trinity Metro and Bonnie Murphy, Vice President, Trinity Rail Express (TRE).
Thank you to our sponsors Dikita, QMF and the Rios Group along with the participants who joined us!