In the latest development, Trinity Metro has been awarded $600,000 from the Federal Transit Authority to help improve public transportation. The grant will supplement a joint project with the city of Fort Worth to develop high-capacity transit along East Lancaster Avenue, according to a city news release.
“We are excited about this opportunity to work with the city on another important transit initiative,” Trinity Metro CEO Bob Baulsir said in the release. “We appreciate the Federal Transit Authority’s funding for this project.”
Dating back to a 2019 city of Fort Worth transit study, the East Lancaster project will help meet the city’s goal of “increasing transit’s role in the overall transportation system,” the release said.
According to the release, East Lancaster Avenue is the “most suitable” corridor in the Trinity Metro network for high-capacity transit, due to its having the highest ridership. Options for high-capacity transit include bus rapid transit and rapid transit, the release said.
Funds for the grant are available through the FTA’s Program for Transit-Oriented Development Planning, which helps support community efforts to develop or expand mass transit systems.
“We are proud to support our local partners as they plan for transit-oriented development that better connects residents to jobs, education and services,” acting FTA Administrator K. Jane Williams said in the release. “This funding will help improve the quality of life of riders in communities across America.”