Tuesday, June 19, 2007

Important meeting concerning FW Rail Corridor.

This week, the "T" is having meeting concerning the future of our rail corridor. I would have posted this earlier, but I got back into town last night and just found out about it.

From the City of Fort Worth website:

Input on New Rail Corridor Solicited for Public Meetings

The public is invited to attend a series of public meetings on the proposed Southwest-to-Northeast Rail Corridor project. Presented by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T), the meetings will take place June 19-21 in Fort Worth and Grapevine. Meetings will cover the project scope, schedule and activities. During the event, attendees will have the opportunity to comment on the proposed rail project.

Times and locations for meetings include:

* 6 p.m. June 19; TxDOT Regional Training Center, 2501 SW Loop 820, Fort Worth 76133
* 12 p.m. June 20; Intermodal Transportation Center, 1001 Jones St., Fort Worth 76102
* 7 p.m. June 21; Grapevine Community Activities Center, 1175 Municipal Way, Grapevine 76051

The proposed commuter rail route would follow existing rail lines from Fort Worth’s Granbury Road/South Hulen area through downtown area, northeast to Grapevine and into DFW airport. The recommended route would connect to the Trinity Railway Express in downtown Fort Worth. Cities in the corridor area include Colleyville, Fort Worth, Grapevine, Haltom City, Hurst, North Richland Hills and Watauga.

For more information or to make a comment about the Southwest-to-Northeast Rail Corridor project, call 817-215-8785, e-mail info@sw2neRAIL.com or visit www.sw2neRAIL.com.

I can't tell you how huge this could be. While this is being proposed as another commuter rail, this could be a next logical step towards a viable light rail for Fort Worth. Plus, a commuter rail that connects us to this part of the world would be great. I know many people that would love to have the same options that are available to people that commute between Fort Worth and Dallas by rail.

If you have a chance, head down to one of the meetings. If you can't do that, at least e-mail your support so that they know people are interested.

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