May 2, 2024 - -

Fort Worth Mayor Mattie Parker has announced the creation of a new committee to examine bringing a fixed rail system to the city. 

The Mayor’s Urban Rail Committee Supporting Economic Development & Tourism, launched with Trinity Metro, will explore the creation of a rail system between Fort Worth’s entertainment districts, as well as potential financial support and mechanisms for construction and operations. 

“It is about tourism and economic development. Absolutely,” Parker said. “But I think there’s a huge element to also meeting the needs of the population that lives here, that enjoys those entertainment districts.”

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Photo credit: Trinity Railway Express at Fort Worth Central Station