TEX Rail signs $US 499m grant agreement

(By chinca)

Updated: 2016-12-19 16:48:24

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THE US Department of Transportation’s Federal Transit Administration (FTA) announced on December 16 that it has agreed a $US 499.4m federal to help fund Fort Worth Transportation Authority’s (FWTA) $US 1bn TEX Rail project.

The 43km commuter rail line will link Fort Worth city centre The City of Grapevine, and Dallas Fort Worth (DFW) International Airport.

The project will also connect with the Dallas Area Rapid Transit (Dart) light rail system, Amtrak, Trinity Railway Express and the FWTA bus system.

TEX Rail is expected to open in 2018 with an estimated daily ridership of 9000, which is expected rise to 13,700 by 2035.