September 21, 2012

TEX Rail projected ridership numbers up

New projections show that TEX Rail will reach an average daily ridership of 18,100 by 2035, up 1,500 since The T’s commuter rail project was approved to enter Preliminary Engineering (PE) by the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) in March 2012.

TEX Rail’s 2016 opening year average daily ridership jumped to 9,890, more than 1,000 above the Trinity Railway Express average daily ridership.

The ridership increase is among other metrics reported by The T in their annual project update submittal to the FTA. Agencies must update their progress, projected cost update, financial resources, partnerships and community support for their project.

“FTA specifies a timeline for requirements the agency must complete — a to-do list, of sorts — and requires an annual update to validate the agency has accomplished them,” said Dick Ruddell, president of The T. “I am pleased to report that The T’s annual TEX Rail submittal to FTA shows TEX Rail is still scheduled to open in 2016 with no delays from last year’s schedule.”

The T received a project score of medium-high as part of its FTA approval this spring to enter PE. With this year’s update, The T fully expects to maintain the Medium High rating it received in the spring.

deli.cio.us digg it stumble upon newsvine
[ Request More Info about this product / service / company ]


E-NEWSLETTER

Receive the latest Metro E-Newsletters in your inbox!

Join the Metro E-Newsletters and receive the latest news in your e-mail inbox once a week. SIGN UP NOW!

View the latest eNews
Express Tuesday | Express Thursday | University Transit

White Papers

Mass Transit Capital Planning An overview of the world-class best practices for assessing, prioritizing, and funding capital projects to optimize resources and align with the organization’s most critical immediate and long-term goals.

The Benefits of Door-to-Door Service in ADA Complementary Paratransit Many U.S. transit agencies continue to struggle with the quality of ADA service, the costs, and the difficulties encountered in contracting the service, which is the method of choice for a significant majority of agencies. One of the most basic policy decisions an agency must make involves whether to provide door-to-door, or only curb-to-curb service.

Mass transit mobile Wi-Fi & the public sector case study How Santa Clara Valley Transportation Authority successfully implemented Wi-Fi on its light rail and bus lines

More white papers


STORE
METRO Magazine Fact Book - 2014

There are the Highlights:
  • Industry Analysis: Economic Impact of Public Transportation
  • Industry Data
    And Much More…..
  •  
    DIGITAL EDITION

    The full contents of Metro Magazine on your computer! The digital edition is an exact replica of the print magazine with enhanced search, multimedia and hyperlink features. View the current issue