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Fort Worth Transportation Authority Commemorates TEXRail Milestone with Rail Agreement Signing

FORT WORTH, TEXAS (December 17, 2015) Representatives of five agencies signed an historic rail agreement today related to the TEX Rail commuter rail, slated to begin service in 2018.

Trinity Metro’s President & CEO Paul Ballard introduced TEX Rail agency representatives after the historic signing of agreement for the TEX Rail commuter rail project partners. These representatives flew from across the country to meet at the Intermodal Transportation Center in downtown Fort Worth to signal their cooperation that will be “the envy of the rest of the country” according to Ballard.

The focus was the celebration of railroad partners: Fort Worth and Western Railroad, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak. Each railroad’s representative acknowledged the unprecedented level of cooperation and the very real and positive benefits for their customers and constituents.

Ballard thanked these “partners” who have worked to reach this point, including federal, state and local partners, as well as consultants, engineers, builders and other private partners.

“Ultimately, the citizens who have strongly supported the project through the public involvement process since Day One are the real beneficiaries,” Ballard said.