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TEX Rail construction gets federal greenlight

Posted on June 28, 2016

The Federal Transit Administration 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.

The LONP authorizes FWTA to proceed with procurement of all materials and construction activities planned for the first six months.

“We are delighted to receive the Letter of No Prejudice today,” said President/CEO Paul Ballard. “We can now secure the prime contract and all subcontracts while locking in current pricing. This has been a long journey and we can’t wait to get started on construction next month.”

Bob Baulsir, VP, railroads and procurement, said the LONP means FWTA can start spending the local funding it has in reserves while awaiting the Full Funding Grant Agreement. “This is a great day for TEX Rail and FWTA — and it’s the beginning of a great rail system that will serve thousands in our region.”

TEX Rail will extend from downtown Fort Worth, across northeast Tarrant County, through North Richland Hills and Grapevine, and into Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport’s Terminal B.

The commuter rail line, which will begin service in late 2018, is projected to serve more than 8,000 daily riders at nine stations by the end of the first year of operation. By 2035, nearly 14,000 daily riders are projected to ride the system.

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