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Public Invited to Open House to Review Feedback for Potential
High-Performance
Rail in DFW

  Open house to present citizen suggestions scheduled for June 30

IRVING – The public is invited to an open house to review the ongoing environmental study of the DFW Core Express Service rail line proposed for the Dallas/Fort Worth area. Scheduled for Tuesday, June 30, the Texas Department of Transportation and the Federal Railroad Administration will share feedback from previous public meetings held last year relating to the potential high-performance passenger rail service between Dallas and Fort Worth.

The feedback from the public and stakeholders resulted in a new potential corridor that would use a combination of I-30 and the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) line. This route, along with other possible corridors in or near Fort Worth, Haltom City, Richland Hills, Euless, Irving, Arlington, Grand Prairie and Dallas, will be presented at the open house. Citizens are encouraged to provide comments on all the possible corridors.

“Public feedback is critical to all transportation projects in our region. We are requesting residents that know their communities to help us plan for growth anticipated in the region and State,” said Michael Morris, Director of Transportation for the North Central Texas Council of Governments.

The open house will be held at the Heritage Senior Center located near the Trinity Railway Express (TRE) Downtown Irving/Heritage Crossing station at 200 S. Jefferson St, Irving, TX 75060. The public is invited to visit any time between 3:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. to review the proposed railway information. There will be no formal presentation.

For more information, visit TxDOT.gov. For media inquiries, email awilson@nctcog.org or mediarelations@txdot.gov or call (512) 463-8700.


 

About the North Central Texas Council of Governments:

NCTCOG is a voluntary association of local governments established in 1966 to assist local governments in planning for common needs, cooperating for mutual benefit and coordinating for sound regional development. NCTCOG's purpose is to strengthen both the individual and collective power of local governments and to help them recognize regional opportunities, eliminate unnecessary duplication and make joint decisions.

NCTCOG serves a 16-county region of North Central Texas, which is centered on the two urban centers of Dallas and Fort Worth. Currently, NCTCOG has 238 member governments including
16 counties, 169 cities, 22 school districts and 31 special districts. For more information on the
NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit  www.nctcog.org/trans.

For more news from the NCTCOG Transportation Department, visit www.nctcog.org/trans/outreach/media.

 

      Contact:


Amanda Wilson (817) 695-9284 awilson@nctcog.org

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