FORT WORTH, Texas — The T’s board approved the purchase of eight Stadler Bussnang AG self-propelled diesel railcars to operate on the proposed 27-mile TEX Rail commuter line, which is set to launch around 2018, the Star-Telegram reported.

The system would carry an estimated 10,000 or more passengers per day from downtown Fort Worth to Grapevine and Dallas/ Fort Worth Airport’s Terminal B.

The T board also agreed to a contract with a firm to handle preparations for TEX Rail construction, which could begin next year, approved the purchase of several properties to make way for the project, and OK’d a final design contract for two stations in North Richland Hills. For the full story, click here.

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