Topic : Paul Ballard

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Trinity Metro CEO Ballard to retire in April 2019

Management & Operations| November 30, 2018

He began his career as a brakeman and trainman on the Boston and Maine Railroad, and he was a bus operator.

Fort Worth 'FLIRTs' with New Train Tech for Airport Link

Rail| February 14, 2018

The FLIRT 3 (Fast Light Innovative Regional Train) vehicles, built by Stadler Bussnang AG of Switzerland, are the first of this model type to operate in the U.S.

Rail| October 26, 2016

Texas' TRE increases frequencies, extends service hours

The new schedule features weekday train service every 30 minutes during peak periods. For evening, mid-day and Saturday service, the frequency will be every 60 minutes.

Rail| June 28, 2016

TEX Rail construction gets federal greenlight

After the FTA's Letter of No Prejudice to the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, work on the 27-mile commuter line will break ground next month.

Rail| June 20, 2016

Officials say TEX Rail on track for 2018 launch

The long-awaited commuter rail project would connect downtown Fort Worth to Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and could begin construction in July.

Rail| June 10, 2015

The T, Stadler sign contract for TEX Rail vehicles

The T began the procurement process for DMU vehicles in 2014 due to the three-year lead time for developing specifications, production, delivery and operation training for staff.

Government Issues| May 5, 2015

APTA lauds 'Stand Up' Campaign, Expects Short-Term Fed Funding Fix

FTA Acting Administrator Therese McMillan highlighted a few programs that have been created to help fill the needs of the industry, including the FTA’s Ladders of Opportunity initiative, which made available $100 million in grants for transit agencies to modernize and expand transit bus service specifically for the purpose of connecting disadvantaged and low-income individuals, veterans, seniors, youths, and others with local workforce training, employment centers, healthcare and other vital services.

Q&A: Fort Worth Transportation Authority's (The T) Paul Ballard

The T's President/CEO Ballard talks about his early career path of wanting to be a transit CEO to his love of vintage baseball movies and documentaries.

Fort Worth’s Booming Growth and Development Keep The T on a Fast Track

Public transportation in North Texas is relatively new compared to larger transit systems in the Northeast and some other large U.S. cities.

Bus| August 13, 2013

Nashville's AMP BRT program gets Fed go ahead

MTA was notified late last week it provided sufficient information to enter the project development phase as outlined under FTA’s Small Starts grants program.
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