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MEDIA ADVISORY

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Texas Rangers Park-and-Ride Lot Grand Opening Media Event

  Pitcher Shawn Tolleson to be in First Carpool

July 27, 2015 (Arlington, Texas) – A new park-and-ride lot is opening at the corner of Copeland and AT&T Way in Arlington, and a media event 1:15 p.m. Wednesday, July 29 will include remarks from local officials and the departure of the first carpoolers.

1:15 p.m. - 1:20 p.m.  

 

Rob Matwick
Executive Vice President, Business Operations
Texas Rangers

1:20 p.m. – 1:25 p.m. 

 

Kathryn Wilemon
Mayor Pro Tem
City of Arlington

1:25 p.m. 

 

Park and Ride Lot Grand Opening
First carpoolers Rangers closer Shawn Tolleson and Rangers Captain depart

Additional time for one-on-one interviews to follow with Rob Matwick, Kathryn Wilemon and Michael Morris, Director, NCTCOG Transportation Department.

The park-and-ride lot is a partnership between the Texas Rangers and North Central Texas Council of Governments with signage assistance from the City of Arlington and Texas Department of Transportation.
With easy access to IH 30 and near major interchanges with north-south roads, the free Texas Rangers park-and-ride lot in Arlington is en route to major employment destinations, making it a significant benefit to drivers and the region.

FWTAexas Rangers designated 100 spaces in Lot G for free commuter access 6:30 a.m. to 7 p.m. Monday through Friday. The lot is unavailable on weekends. Signage and pavement markings designate the spaces available to park-and-ride users. The lot has direct access to the IH 30 HOV/managed lane in addition to easy access to both eastbound and westbound IH 30.

Carpoolers may leave cars parked for the day, and tryparkingit.com helps North Texans find carpools or vanpools for work.

From Fort Worth/Arlington on Eastbound IH 30:

Take Exit 28 for Baird Farm Road/Ballpark Way/Legends Way
Merge onto IH 30 Frontage Road/E. Copeland Road
Enter the parking lot on the right

From Dallas/Irving/Grand Prairie on Westbound on IH 30:

Take Exit 29 for Ballpark Way
Merge onto IH 30 Frontage Road
Turn left at Baird Farm Road
Continue straight over IH 30 onto AT&T Way
Enter the parking lot on the right

 

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.

 

   About the Texas Rangers:

The Texas Rangers moved to Arlington from Washington, D.C. prior to the 1972 season. The team plays its games at Globe Life Park in Arlington, where it has attracted more than two million fans 19 times since the park opened in 1994. The Rangers were American League champions in 2010 and 2011 and have advanced to postseason play three times in the last five seasons.

 

   Contact:

Amanda Wilson (817) 695-9284 awilson@nctcog.org or John Blake (817) 273-5208 jblake@texasrangers.com

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