TEXRail Begins ServiceJanuary 10, 2019
The first TEXRail train departed with passengers on board from the T&P Station at 3:25 a.m. and arrived at 4:17 a.m. at DFW Airport Terminal B.
TEXRail Ribbon Cutting and First RideDecember 31, 2018
Three TEXRail trains departed Fort Worth, North Richland Hills and Grapevine with hundreds of passengers on their way to the ribbon cutting at the DFW Airport North Station. The service was delivered on time and under budget.
Grand Opening of the Equipment Maintenance CenterMay 22, 2018
The 27-acre site contains the 53,000 square-foot facility that can fit three Diesel Multiple Unites (DMUs) inside. The EMF property will house all eight train sets and will be home to TEXRail dispatch and the parts warehouse.
TEXRail Begins Practice RunsMarch 27, 2018
TEXRail began practice runs in Grapevine on March 27, 2018, running east from the Grapevine Main Street Station.
Second TEXRail Train DeliveredMarch 9, 2018
The second TEXRail train set arrives in Grapevine.
Grapevine Main Ground BreakingMarch 7, 2018
Grapevine’s Commuter Rail Station, Plaza, Hotel Vin and Parking Garage, collectively known as “GRAPEVINE MAIN” broke ground March 7, 2018 at the corner of Main Street and Dallas Road. “GRAPEVINE MAIN” is a $105 million public/private sector transit-oriented development project between the City of Grapevine,
TEXRail Train DeliveredOctober 18, 2017
The first three TEXRail train cars arrived in Grapevine and were assembled on the tracks just east of the Grapevine Main Station.
TEXRail Debuts Train at American Public Transportation Association’s Annual MeetingOctober 8, 2017
During the 2017 American Public Transportation Association’s (APTA) Annual Meeting in Atlanta, TEXRail debuted the first of eight new train sets being built by Stadler.
TEXRail Train Departs UtahSeptember 25, 2017
First rail car leaving the Stadler plant in Salt Lake City, Utah.
Full Funding Grant AgreementDecember 15, 2016
TEXRail awarded $499 million federal grant to complete funding
GroundbreakingAugust 24, 2016
A new commuter rail line that will run from downtown Fort Worth to the airport kicked off construction in bold fashion – with three groundbreakings in one day.
Letter of No PrejudiceJune 27, 2016
Federal Transit Administration awards Letter of No Prejudice to FWTA to proceed with construction procurement activities
Rail Agreement SigningDecember 17, 2015
Fort Worth Transportation Authority and commuter rail project partners, Fort Worth and Western Railroad, Dallas Area Rapid Transit, Union Pacific Railroad and Amtrak, sign TEXRail agreement and acknowledge unprecedented cooperation and positive benefits TEXRail will bring to their customers.
FWTA and Stadler Sign Contract for TEXRail VehiclesJune 9, 2015
Officials of The Fort Worth Transportation Authority signed with Stadler Bussnang AG (Stadler) for the manufacture and delivery of eight Diesel Multiple Unit (DMU) rail vehicles.
Federal Transit Administration Grants PermissionJune 1, 2015
The Federal Transit Administration grants permission for TEXRail project to enter Engineering phase.
FWTA Requests Entry into Engineering PhaseApril 1, 2015
The amended Record of Decision is received by the Federal Transit Administration; FWTA requests entry into the Engineering phase. Learn More
New Starts Rating Medium-High, Environmental Re-EvaluationFebruary 1, 2015
New Starts Rating for TEXRail project funding announced as medium-high for fiscal year 2016. Environmental re-evaluation is performed. Learn More
Record of Decision ReceivedSeptember 15, 2014
FWTA receives the TEXRail Record of Decision. Learn More
Final Environmental Impact Statement PublishedMay 19, 2014
The Final Environmental Impact Statement was distributed to the public for comment for 30 days. Learn More
27-Mile TEXRail Project Green LightedAugust 12, 2013
Fort Worth Transportation Authority Board of Directors approved construction of the first phase of TEXRail between downtown Fort Worth and DFW Airport to alleviate traffic congestion for Tarrant County’s growing population.
Environmental Assessment Prepared to Document Project ChangesJanuary 15, 2013
Edits and adjustments to the environmental documentation are completed, opened for public comments and submitted to the Federal Transit Administration for final environmental clearance approval. Learn More
Documentation Submitted to Request Federal FundingOctober 24, 2011
FWTA announced it completed initial submission of all materials required to apply for federal funding to build the TEXRail project. FWTA will continue working with the Federal Transit Administration as it assesses the project, update the environmental impact statement, and coordinate plans with cities, agencies
Final Draft Environmental Impact StudyJanuary 15, 2009
Document printed. Learn More
Draft Environmental Impact StudyOctober 31, 2008
Published, followed by public hearings. Learn More
Federal Register Notice of IntentJune 5, 2008
for Environmental Impact Study
Draft Environmental Impact StudyApril 15, 2007
FWTA initiates Draft Environmental Impact Study. Learn More
FWTA Study Recommends New Rail ServiceJanuary 6, 2007
A regional rail line across Tarrant County is recommended as the best investment FWTA could make to improve mobility and address congestion and air quality issues.
Grapevine Approves Sales TaxNovember 15, 2006
Grapevine votes and approves 3/8-cent sales tax to put toward transportation improvements.
Environmental AssessmentDecember 15, 2005
FWTA initiates TEXRail. Learn More
Corridor IdentifiedSeptember 15, 1997
Future transportation improvement corridor in Tarrant County is identified in Mobility 2020 presentation.