Bus

Fort Worth's The T endorses long-range strategic plan

Posted on November 18, 2010

Texas-based Fort Worth Transportation Authority's (The T) board of directors passed a resolution Wednesday endorsing a new long-range strategic plan to enhance current public transportation services and cover more of Tarrant County.

The T's 2010 Strategic Plan would expand "transportation," improve "timeliness" and upgrade "technology." These three themes reflect public feedback to add more transit that goes to more places, more frequently, faster, on time and with improved customer amenities, especially the technology to check schedules and status of buses or trains online and from mobile devices.

Adding more commuter rail, including completion of The T's SW-2-NE line from Fort Worth to DFW Airport, was ranked among the most important priorities in surveys completed throughout The T's 11-month public outreach process.

Also ranked high were more transit connections throughout Tarrant County to better connect growing residential communities and businesses and make regional travel more seamless, convenient and a viable option to travel in personal vehicles.

Other top priorities related to The T's existing service, included developing online trip planning, real-time information at transit stations and mobile apps; making neighborhood transit service more frequent and add routes to underserved areas; and enhancing bus services, bus corridor stops and signage.

The T's plan also will examine innovative ways to extend transit with more flexibility, such as bike and car-sharing.

The new plan incorporates ideas and priorities from meetings with government officials, residents, community leaders, developers and transit planners, comments via The T's Website, phone lines, comment cards and a county-wide household telephone survey.

View comments or post a comment on this story. (0 Comments)

More News

Luxury bus Leap Transit shut down for operating illegally

The startup was recently granted what’s known as the “authority to operate” — a precursor to an official license. But by driving its route between the Marina district and the Financial District without a license, regulators determined that Leap was breaking the law, according to SFGate.

New York MTA bus ridership down

Tens of thousands have been ditching the bus in Brooklyn and Manhattan, while there were modest gains on Bronx and Staten Island routes; Queens had a small decline in ridership, according to the MTA figures. The decline is attributed to traffic congestion and fare hikes.

DC Circulator set to intro new diesel-electric buses

In addition to being more energy efficient, the new buses will have better air conditioning and USB ports for riders to charge their phones.

Investing in bus systems may yield return for workforce and employers

The researchers found an increase in bus systems’ per capita operating expenditures is associated with a decrease in employee turnover. In turn, businesses save money by not having to train new workers or rebuild institutional knowledge within the firm.

New CTA tech aims to reduce bus delays, provide more consistent service

The technology, known as Bus Transit Management System (BTMS), provides real-time monitoring of bus movements and modern real-time communications between bus drivers and CTA’s Control Center.

See More News

Post a Comment

Post Comment

Comments (0)

More From The World's Largest Fleet Publisher

Automotive Fleet

The Car and truck fleet and leasing management magazine

Business Fleet

managing 10-50 company vehicles

Fleet Financials

Executive vehicle management

Government Fleet

managing public sector vehicles & equipment

TruckingInfo.com

THE COMMERCIAL TRUCK INDUSTRY’S MOST IN-DEPTH INFORMATION SOURCE

Work Truck Magazine

The resource for managers of class 1-7 truck Fleets

Schoolbus Fleet

Serving school transportation professionals in the U.S. and Canada

LCT Magazine

Global Resource For Limousine and Bus Transportation

Please sign in or register to .    Close