December 17, 2015 - Gordon Dickson / Fort Worth Star-Telegram

Railroad agreements for track rights are a major step for project

Commuter trains could begin service in late 2018

Federal money allocated to project now totals $150 million


Of all the problems that have plagued efforts to develop the TEX Rail commuter line during the past decade, a lack of permission from four railroads to use their tracks was the most pesky.

That hurdle was eliminated Thursday when representatives of the rail companies gathered in Fort Worth to sign eight agreements that collectively clear the way for the Fort Worth Transportation Authority, also known as the T, to begin operating TEX Rail from downtown to Grapevine and Dallas/Fort Worth Airport, possibly by late 2018.

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