Wednesday, August 6, 2008 , Updated 4:42 p.m., August 31, 2008
UPDATED: Fort Worth T bus service is coming to Arlington
The nation's largest city without public transportation is getting on board -- but it's not full speed ahead.
The city will provide $75,000 in grant funding for three trips each weekday morning and evening from park-and-ride lots at I-30 & Cooper and I-20 & Park Springs in Arlington to the intermodal facility in downtown Fort Worth. Service will be provided by the Fort Worth Transportation Authority. One way fares will cost $1.50 - not bad compared to $4 a gallon. But will three measly bus round trips be adequate for the city hosting Superbowl XLV?
For those interested in a more comprehensive solution, the North Central Texas Council of Governments will host a town hall meeting next Friday, August 15 to discuss plans for regional rail and possible ways to fund it.
UPDATE: Bus service from Arlington to Fort Worth and back will begin on Tuesday, September 2.
Posted by CCuellar
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