Streetcars and Commuter Rail Get Official in Fort Worth

A streetcar system and commuter rail line are now officially part of a regional plan for the Fort Worth area.
April 13, 2009, 7am PDT | Nate Berg
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"The two projects were added to the region's Mobility 2030 plan Thursday during a meeting of the Regional Transportation Council, North Texas' congressionally recognized planning body."

"Proponents have been lobbying hard the past few years for a streetcar system that would connect downtown with areas such as museums and hospitals. The streetcar system's estimated price tag is $250 million, and it will take five years to build."

"Inclusion in the Mobility 2030 document was considered a crucial step toward keeping the streetcar project on the region's front burner, and eventually getting enough funding to begin construction."

Thanks to Reconnecting America

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Published on Friday, April 10, 2009 in Fort Worth Star-Telegram
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