Tanya Brooks will be assistant director overseeing the Traffic Management Division. In her new role she will be responsible for maintaining and operating the city’s parking, signal, street lighting, pavement markings and street signage programs, as well as the transportation and engineering planning sections.
Chad Edwards will be the mobility and innovation officer. He comes to Fort Worth with nearly 20 years of experience in transportation planning. Most recently, Edwards was assistant vice president of capital planning at Dallas Area Rapid Transit, where he had oversight of several areas, including corridor development, feasibility assessments, transit system planning and travel demand modeling.
The Texas Department of Transportation invites residents to review proposed improvements to I-30 from Linkcrest Drive to I-820. The meeting will be an open house format with no formal presentation, allowing residents to come and go at their convenience. The meeting will be 6-8 p.m. Dec. 5 at Covenant Classical School, 1701 Wind Star Way.
The project length is 3.4 miles. Approximately 3.48 acres of additional right of way is anticipated to be required. The study limits for the traffic and environmental evaluations include I-30 from Walsh Ranch Parkway to Las Vegas Trail and along I-820 from Clifford Street to Chapin Road.
The proposed alternatives include:
To learn more, contact TxDOT at 817-370-6500.
Fort Worth has finally crossed the King of Country’s mind.
Country legend George Strait is set to play at Dickies Arena on Nov. 22, 2019. The performance, which is the first concert announced at the venue, will begin at 8 p.m. Asleep at the Wheel will open for Strait.
Tickets go on sale at 10 a.m. Dec. 7 at Ticketmaster.com. Ticket prices range from $19.82 to $250, with limited tickets available at $19.82 to commemorate one of Strait’s only Fort Worth performances, at Billy Bob’s in 1982. VIP packages will also be available for purchase.
“We are thrilled to make Texas legend George Strait our first concert announcement at Dickies Arena,” said Trail Drive Management Corp.’s Matt Homan, president and general manager of Dickies Arena. “This performance will be in one of George Strait’s most intimate arena settings, and we can’t wait to bring this to Fort Worth.”
Dickies Arena will be a 14,000-seat multipurpose venue adjacent to the Will Rogers Memorial Center in Fort Worth. The facility is the result of a pioneering public-private partnership between the City of Fort Worth, Tarrant County, the state of Texas and a group of private-sector participants, including foundations, individuals and organizations.
The arena will be owned by the City of Fort Worth and managed by the not-for-profit operating entity Trail Drive Management Corp. The state-of-the-art arena, scheduled to open in November 2019, will host concerts, sporting events and family entertainment, and will be the new home to Fort Worth Stock Show Rodeo performances.
Would you ride a cool, clean-energy, electric circulator along the W. 7th Street corridor? Would you ride this alternative transportation instead of taking your car if it provided frequent service every 15 minutes? What hours of operation would meet your needs?
We invite you to participate in a community survey about your transportation habits and needs, specifically your transportation patterns to downtown, the West 7th area and the Cultural District. This survey will require about 5 minutes of your time. Your individual responses are completely confidential and will never be shared. Thank you for your participation in this important research. Please complete the survey by Friday, October 19.
Click here to take the survey: TRANSIT SURVEY LINK
If you have already taken the survey, we appreciate your feedback.
Feel free to forward the survey link to others you know who live and/or work in downtown, W. 7th corridor, and the Cultural District
Thank you for your time and participation!
Do you walk or ride your bike in Fort Worth? Do you use public transportation? If you answered yes to one of these questions, mark your calendar and make plans to attend a public meeting to give input on how the city can make mobility improvements.
The City of Fort Worth has partnered with the North Central Texas Council of Governments with support through the Blue Zones Project to create an Active Transportation Plan. Active transportation is transportation powered by human energy, and the active transportation network is the bicycle and pedestrian facilities, as well as connections to the public transportation system, that allows people to get around the city without a car.
Public transportation is active travel because it often starts or ends with a walking trip and it provides an essential connection for people who walk (including people who use mobility devices).
This plan will integrate and update previous planning efforts such as the Walk Fort Worth and Bike Fort Worth plans, develop a new Trails Master Plan and provide coordination with the regional Transit Master Plan. The result will be a unified, citywide transportation network for people who walk and bike, with a coordinated implementation strategy for planning, prioritizing and building improvements.
Meetings are scheduled for 6-7 p.m. at these locations:
Sept. 25, Fort Worth Central Library, 500 W. Third St.
Sept. 27, Southwest Regional Library, 4001 Library Lane
Oct. 2, Northside Senior Center, 1100 N.W. 18th St.
Oct. 3, Sycamore Community Center (Computer Lab), 2525 E. Rosedale St.
Oct. 8, Heritage Church of Christ, 4201 Heritage Trace Parkway.
Oct. 9, Greenbriar community Center (Computer Lab), 5200 Hemphill St.
Oct. 10, Chisholm Trail Community Center (Computer Lab), 4936 McPherson Blvd.
The Sept. 25 meeting will have a presentation at 6 p.m. followed by audience comments and questions. The other meetings will be an open house format so the public may come and go at their convenience, and staff will be available to answer questions.
For those who are unable to attend, an online presentation from the Sept. 25 public meeting and online survey will be available through Nov. 2.
To learn more, contact Julia Ryan at 817-392-2593.
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Work continues on West Seventh Street traffic and safety improvements, and the next step addresses parking.
Parking meters are being installed in and near the West Seventh area and are expected to be operating by Aug. 30. Parking fees for these meters will vary based on time of day. From 10 a.m.-4 p.m., the rate will be $1 per hour. From 4 p.m.-10 p.m., the rate will be $2.50 per hour. There is no fee from 10 p.m.-10 a.m.
Parking fees may be adjusted by 25 cents per hour on a weekly basis based on demand, with a maximum allowable rate of $4.50 per hour and a minimum rate of $1 per hour.
Fort Worth will be the first city in Texas to implement a demand-driven variable-rate structure for on-street parking. The combination of extended-hours metered parking and the implementation of a demand-driven variable rate has been successfully used in high-demand business and entertainment districts in cities such as Seattle, New York, San Francisco and Boston to address the issue of excessive parking demand and a limited supply of on-street spaces. The use of demand-driven variable-rate parking has resulted in a decrease in search time and congestion as well as an improvement in space turnover and overall business activity in high-demand districts in those cities.
Parking will also be available at the Fort Worth school district’s Farrington Field, located at the corner of University Drive and Lancaster Avenue. Under a new agreement, 400 spaces will be available for employee parking and fee-based parking for the general public beginning Aug. 30. This effort is being managed by the West Seventh Restaurant and Bar Association. Fee-based surface lots and garages in the West Seventh Urban Village are additional alternatives.
The availability of parking at Farrington Field will coincide with the opening of a portion of the new Trail Drive Extension adjacent to Farrington Field to allow easier access to the parking lot.
Learn about other traffic and safety improvements scheduled for the area. http://fortworthtexas.gov/transportation/west-seventh-improvements/
West Seventh Street Design & Connectivity
The voter-approved 2018 bond program will provide $8.5 million to improve the right of way from the Trinity River west to University Drive for motorists, pedestrians, cyclists and transit users.
Make plans to attend one of the upcoming community meetings to discuss the project.
Meetings are scheduled for 6:30 p.m., Monday, July 30, Monday, Aug. 6, and Thursday, Aug. 16 at the University of North Texas, Health Science Center Carl E. Everett Education & Administration Building Room 406, located at 3500 Camp Bowie Blvd.
Information presented is the same at all three meetings.
Proposed improvements include upgraded traffic signals, pedestrian crossings, shared bus/bike lanes, a median, improved sidewalks and illumination improvements.
For more information, contact Project Manager Mitch Aiton at Mitch.Aiton@FortWorthTexas.Gov or 817-392-6591.
Created by CDA as a recommendation to the city
Clear The Shelters is an adoption event like no other. It’s a one-day national pet adoption initiative with all fees waived. Last year, the Fort Worth community helped find homes for 300 pets at the shelter — a record-setting number of adoptions in one day.
On Aug. 18, the Fort Worth Animal Shelter is teaming up with NBC5, Telemundo23, and more than 60 North Texas shelters and animal shelters across the nation to find loving and forever homes for pets in need. The Fort Worth Shelter is currently the temporary home for nearly 600 pets.
“The summer months are notoriously the time when we have the most intakes,” said Tim Morton, assistant director of Code Compliance, Fort Worth Animal Care & Control. “But this year has been a huge challenge for us with a higher than normal number of animals entering the shelter. We’re confident our community will come out and support this great adoption event.”
It will be a family party at the shelter’s main campus, with nearly 20 organizations offering complimentary services and samples to pet owners as they look for their perfect new pet. The event will feature Kona Ice, Hollywood Feed, Urgent Animals Fort Worth, Carnival Catering, face painting for children, dog grooming and training from PetSmart and the Fort Worth Police Department’s Batman.
The shelter’s main campus now features more than 10 outdoor play areas and a private “meet and greet” area.
It’s important to have the entire family in attendance, especially kids, so everyone is contributing to the conversation about which dog or cat will be the best for the family. And don’t forget your current family dog. Shelter staff encourages “meet and greets” between new pet siblings.
Adoptions will take place at three locations from 9:30 a.m.-5 p.m.: Saturday
Pets from the Fort Worth Animal Shelter are spayed or neutered, micro-chipped and vaccinated.
Dust off your sneakers and join Mayor Betsy Price at the Mayor’s Back to School Basketball Showcase, presented by Code Blue’s After-Dark Basketball League.
Games will be played 9 a.m.-2 p.m. Aug. 4 at Wilkerson-Greines Athletic Center, 5201 C.A. Roberson Blvd. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children.
Free school supplies will be handed out while supplies last.
Other sponsors include the Fort Worth Police Department, the Fort Worth Police Athletic League and DoYouBacktheBlue.org.
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