TEXRail inaugurated passenger rail services between Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport, Grapevine and central Fort Worth on January 10 with the inauguration of the 28-mile commuter line.
Fort Worth Transportation Authority
The U.S. Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced Dec. 15 a $499.39 million federal grant agreement with the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) to build TEX Rail, a commuter rail line between downtown Fort Worth and the Dallas Fort Worth International (DFW) Airport.
The Federal Transit Administration has awarded a Letter of No Prejudice (LONP) to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority (FWTA) for TEX Rail, which means that construction for the 27-mile commuter rail can break ground next month.
New Jersey-based Stadler U.S. Inc., a subsidiary of Bussnang, Switzerland-based Stadler Rail Group, will open a temporary manufacturing and assembly facility in Utah as part of the first phase of its 15-year plan to expand North American manufacturing. Stadler Rail is currently selecting a U.S. manufacturing location. Utah, is in the running for the permanent location.
Dallas Area Rapid Transit (DART) has named Maureen McCole as Vice President, Commuter Rail/Railroad Management; Garrome “Jerry” Franklin as Vice President and Chief Safety Officer; and David Schulze as Vice President, Policy and Strategy.
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T) on June 9, 2015 signed a $106.7 million contract with Stadler Bussnang AG (Stadler) for eight four-car articulated GTW DMUs for the TEX Rail commuter line in a ceremony at The T’s Intermodal Transportation Center.
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (The T) Board of Directors approved on April 27, 2015 several contracts related to TEX Rail, a regional/commuter rail service that will run on a 27-mile corridor from downtown Fort Worth, northeast across Tarrant County to Grapevine and into Terminal B at DFW Airport.
The Fort Worth Transportation Authority (The T)’s TEX Rail project has received a Record of Decision (ROD) from both the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and the Federal Aviation Administration, the T announced Monday, Sept. 29, 2014 .
Fort Worth Transportation Authority (“The T”) has issued a request for propoals, RFP 14-T008, for an unspecified number of diesel multiple-unit (DMU) trains to cover proposed TEX Rail regional passenger rail service, linking downtown Fort Worth, Tex., with Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport.